UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

GENE5001 Advanced Genomics Techniques

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit comprises modules on advanced techniques used in genomics. Students choose four modules. Each module consists of six contact hours of lectures and/or tutorials. Module topics include, but are not limited to, next generation sequencing of genomes, next generation sequencing of transcriptomes, DNA methylation analysis, non-coding RNAs (siRNA/miRNA/lncRNAs), chromatin immunoprecipitation, transcription factor analysis, DNA repair analysis, sequence data visualisation and analysis. Modules are offered according to staff availability and student requirements. The main academic objectives are for students to gain an understanding of advanced, cutting-edge techniques used in this field of study, and to develop their skills in critical thinking, problem solving and quantitative analysis.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) describe advanced, cutting-edge techniques relevant to their field of study and the application of these techniques; and (2) critically evaluate the advantages, power and information that can be gained from advanced techniques as well as realise their limitations.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) online quizzes; (2) project portfolios; and (3) essays and/or presentations (poster or oral). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Monika Murcha
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Biomecial Science (71520)
Advisable prior study: undergraduate major in Genetics or equivalent
Contact hours lectures and tutorials: 24 hours per teaching period
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/GENE5001/SEM-1/2017

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