UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SCIE4001 The Objectives and Applications of Genomics

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours core unit in Biotechnology [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
Content This unit contains modules on the objectives and applications of cutting edge genomic approaches including genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics. Students develop and present a 20-minute lecture on an aspect of one of the topics through independent readings, in consultation with the academic staff member in charge of the topic. The main academic objectives are for students to gain an understanding of how cutting edge genomics experiments are planned and carried out, what information they reveal and how they impact the biology of the system being studied.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) discuss how omics experiments are planned and executed; (2) discuss what kinds of data are generated by these experiments and how that data is interpreted; and (3) discuss what impact omics data has on biology.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) test on modules 1 and 2; (2) test on modules 3 and 4; (3) test on modules 5 and 6; and (4) oral presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Nicolas Taylor
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in Master of Biotechnology (71580) or Master of Health Science (71540) or Master of Biomedical Science (71520) or honours in the Faculty of Science.
Advisable prior study: a completed undergraduate major in Agricultural Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Botany, Conservation Biology, Environmental Science, Genetics, Marine Science, Zoology, or equivalent; or by permission of the unit coordinator
Contact hours lectures and tutorials: 28 hours
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/SCIE4001/SEM-1/2017

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