GENE552 Genomic Analysis and Bioinformatics

Updated: 26 November 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions BINF350 or BINF550 or GENE352
Notes

R and various bioinformatics software packages are used throughout the unit; The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Combined Units GENE352 - Genomic Analysis and Bioinformatics
Coordinator(s) Julius Van Der Werf (jvanderw@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This applied genetics unit introduces the concepts and methods needed to work with and analyse data from modern genomic platforms. The topics covered include microarray analysis, genome wide association studies, reconstruction of phylogenies, measures of population diversity, DNA sequencing, gene searches, alignments and biological databases. Besides the conceptual background, students will receive practical experience in working with the different technologies using real datasets and will learn to build/use bioinformatics solutions. This unit is recommended for biomedical, life sciences and other students interested in working with the latest genomic technologies.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Primer to Analysis of Genomic Data using R

ISBN: 9783319144740
Gondro, C., Spring 2015

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory End of Trimester Examination 2 hrs 30% 1400
Assessment Notes

End of Trimester Examination - Online Moodle

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Essay and/or Project 20% 2500
Assessment Notes

Essay and/or Project

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Examination 30% 1400
Assessment Notes

Problem sets and tutorial reports - Online via Moodle

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Mid Trimester Quiz 1 hr 20% 1000
Assessment Notes

Mid Trimester Quiz - Online Moodle

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Practical 0%
Assessment Notes

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated knowledge of the subject by working with and analysing data from high throughput genetic projects;
  2. demonstrate autonomy and use expert judgement to analyse critically and reflect on information using analytical methods relevant to modern biology;
  3. use computational tools to interpret biological data and therefore demonstrate the ability to work autonomously, critically analyse information and reflect on information;
  4. use bioinformatics methods to answer biological questions, and thereby demonstrating the ability to work autonomously, use expert judgement and transmit this knowledge to a specialist and non-specialist audience using written and verbal methods; and
  5. develop the ability to undertake research and apply established theories to a body of knowledge by developing bioinformatics solutions for high throughput genetic projects.