|Gold Coast||Session 1||Session 1|
Provides an overview and introduction to Bioinformatics focusing on the application of computational methods, information science and scientific databases in genomics and proteomics. A key focus will be the understanding of important concepts underlying bioinformatics, with a thorough grounding in standard computational techniques for the analysis of biological sequence data.
- Introduction of bioinformatics, review of DNA structure, organisation, replication, transcription and translation
- Biomolecular databases
- Sequence alignment and database searching
- Basic gene and genome analysis
- Phylogenetic relationships
- Analysis of next generation sequencing data
- Application of expression systems
- Computational approaches in comparative genomics and human disease
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||understand how genes, the molecules they produce and the molecules that regulate them can be analysed using computing resources||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||source reliable bioinformatics literature and on-line databases to critically appraise DNA, RNA, and protein sequence information||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||apply knowledge of gene structure-function relationships and incorporate statistical methodology to set problems and case studies||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||critically analyse the concepts and approaches to characterising genes and genomes||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||critically analyse the impact of bioinformatics and emerging technologies on current and future biological research||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
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Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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