Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
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Bioinformatics unites the major advances in biology, biochemistry and the biomedical sciences with those in computing, bioinformatics and networking. The unit covers the application of the internet to biomedical sciences; organisation and uses of scientific databases; use of computational methods in genomics and proteomics; fundamentals of molecular modelling; analysis and presentation of biomedical data; and communication of biomedical data using information technology.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
Written examinations (50%) made up of:
Revision quiz (3%)
Mid-semester test (12%)
Final exam (35%) (Hurdle)
Projects and assignments (50%)
A pass in the final exam and mid-semester test must be obtained to pass the unit.
2 Lectures per week, 1 three hour practical session per week.
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Must be enrolled in one of the following:
+ Bachelor of Biomedical Science (including double degree programs)
+ Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Scholar Program)
+ Bachelor of Biomedical Science Advanced with Honours