Studying online

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Unit Overview

Description

The topics covered in this unit extend the learning covered in SCIE4002 - Bioinformatics and Data Analysis for Genomics, with broader biological datasets and more challenging biological questions. Learning will be predominantly hands on, with an initial introductory lecture on each topic followed by practical analysis of datasets, both supervised and student led. Topics include (1) analysis of biological data using R, and advanced supercomputing; (2) epigenomics and chromatin biology; (3) Pathogen phylogenetics; (4) systems biology analysis of cancer gene expression; (5) next generation sequencing for rare disease variant discovery; and (6) analysis of bacterial communities.

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline Restricted
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) access, organise and analyse genomics data with appropriate computational approaches and (2) interpret genomics data from a biological viewpoint, including conceiving and testing biological hypotheses..

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) three multiple-choice quizzes; (2) written report; and (3) oral presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.



Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor David Edwards
Unit rules
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
Unit(s) SCIE4002 Bioinformatics and Data Analysis for Genomics
  • 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.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.