BIOINFORMATICS

BIO5INF

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this unit students will be introduced to the ever expanding field of bioinformatics. Students will learn how to locate, use and apply commonly available bioinformatic software programs to address biological problems. Students will also be introduced to molecular modeling software used to solve biological problems. This unit requires no prior experience in bioinformatics

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSuresh Mathivanan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SMBB or SMBT or SPBB or SGBB or SZBTBA or SMNT or SZHSN or SZHSNT.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsUnderstanding BioinformaticsRecommendedZvelebil, M and Baum, J.O.GARLAND SCIENCE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Use basic bioinformatics techniques, including database searching, alignments, pattern analysis and predictive study to solve problems

Activities:
Weekly workshop (2 hours) Weekly lecture Case studies Worksheets

02. Navigate and be familiar with various free web-based bioinformatics programs

Activities:
Weekly workshop (2 hours) Weekly lecture Case studies Worksheets

03. Understand some of the issues and limitations in the current bioinformatics field and tools. Apply basic terminology and concepts to describe bioinformatics

Activities:
Weekly workshop (2 hours) Weekly lecture Case studies Worksheets

04. Apply simple biostatistics to solve bioinformatic problems

Activities:
2 (1 hour) lecture on biostatistics

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuresh Mathivanan

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
Twelve 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Lecture Week: 31 - 42
Twelve 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
In class worksheets/ online quizzes10 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour exam50 01, 02, 03, 04
One 500-word assignment10 04
Practical reports equivalent to 1,500 words30 01, 02, 03, 04