Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics

Course code HUBS3302Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

The completion of the Human Genome project has resulted in an explosion of genetic information and the development of high throughput techniques for sequencing DNA and proteins and looking at their expression profiles in different cell types. New computational tools for seeking, storing and analysing this information have also been developed. The challenge is to use the information stored in databases to solve biological problems and to inform hypothesis generation and future experiments. This course will provide an introduction to biological databases, with particular emphasis on both transcriptomics and proteomics, and how to search and use the information contained within them.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the end of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the extent of international biological databases and use them to investigate important research questions in genetics and the life sciences,
2. Use the knowledge and skills gained to logically, critically and creatively analyse real-life questions in genetics and the life sciences,
3. Work individually and collaboratively to solve research problems and acquire, organise and present information.
ContentThis course will cover topics in bioinformatics and functional genomics including:
1. Introduction to biological databases
2. Using biological databases
3. Functional genomics and analysis at the nucleotide level
4. Proteomics and analysis at the post-translational level
5. Using database analysis to infer relationships, to analyse expression patterns and molecular interactions
Replacing Course(s)HUBS2409 Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics (10 units)
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeHUBS1202 Human Genomics and Biomolecular Analysis, HUBS2206 Human Biochemistry and Cell Biology and HUBS2209 Human Molecular Science or equivalent.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Problem Based Learning
Experience Based Learning
Integrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassCourse Learning Objectives 1,2,3
Examination: FormalA formal examination held at the end of semester which
includes a practical computer exam and a written theory exam.
Course Learning Objectives 1,2,3
ProjectsIncludes a group presentation
Course Learning Objectives 1,2,3
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HUBS3302