GENE5001 Advanced Genomics Techniques
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit comprises four modules on advanced techniques used in genomics. 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.
- 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.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) online quizzes/short answer questions and (2) 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
- enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71580) or the Master of Biomedical Science (71520) and GENE4003 Integrated Topics in Genetics II or a Genetics major or eqiuvalent.
- Advisable prior study:
- undergraduate major in Genetics or equivalent
- Contact hours
- lectures and tutorials: 24 hours per teaching period
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.