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Bioinformatics and Statistical Genomics - BSTA5013

Year - 2020

The aim of this unit is to provide students with an introduction to the field of Bioinformatics. Bioinformatics is a multidisciplinary field that combines biology with quantitative methods to help understand biological processes, such as disease progression. Content: biology basics; statistical genetics; web-based tools, data sources and data retrieval; analysis of single and multiple DNA or protein sequences; hidden Markov Models and their applications; evolutionary models; phylogenetic trees; transcriptomics (gene expression microarrays and RNA-seq); use of R in bioinformatics applications.

8-12 hours total study time per week

assignments 60% (three written assignments (each worth 20%); final at-home examination (40%)

Durbin R, Eddy S, Krogh A, Mitchison G. Biological Sequence Analysis: Probabilistic models of proteins and nucleic acids. Cambridge University Press, 1998. ISBN 978-0-521-62971-3. Notes supplied.

Additional information
This unit of study is only offered in odd numbered years. It is available in 2019 Special Computer Requirements: "R" (freeware - coordinator will give instructions on how to download)


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Public Health
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Associate Professor Patrick Kelly, University of Sydney
HECS Band: 2
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