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BMS2062

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Biomedical Sciences

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Anna Roujeinikova, Dr Terry Kwok

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2017 (Day)

Synopsis

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.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Analyse DNA and RNA sequences and predict gene products
  2. Identify conserved features in sequences and structures that define the function of macromolecules
  3. Navigate databases to identify and analyse sequence alignments, molecular phylogeny and protein structure
  4. Construct molecular modelling and evaluate predictions via reverse genetics in cells or organisms
  5. Interpret structural and functional mutations and predict/state the molecular mechanisms underlying the resulting disease
  6. Investigate and communicate, verbally and through writing, the applications of bioinformatics to areas of biomedical science including the development of drugs and therapeutics

Assessment

In-semester theory tests (13%)
Final exam (40%) (Hurdle)
Projects and assignments (47%) (Hurdle)

Hurdle requirements: a pass grade in the final exam must be obtained to pass the unit. A pass in the projects and assignments must also be obtained to pass the unit.

Workload requirements

2 Lectures per week, 1 three hour practical session per week.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

A/Prof Yvonne Hodgson

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Co-requisites

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

Prohibitions

MOL2022.