Computational Gene Expression

Subject 433-450 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2009.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of labs
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Three semesters of programming experience or equivalent.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: COMP00014 Computational Gene Expression
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview: Topics covered include dynamic programming algorithms; genetic algorithms; multiple sequence alignment algorithms; hidden Markov models; sequence comparison; RNA secondary structure, motif extraction; determination of protein structure software for computational biology.

On completion of this subject students should be familar with a range of algorithms used to process biological sequences: to know a variety of techniques for extracting information from biological sequences; and to understand the appropriate application of these algorithms for different applications.

Assessment: One 3-hour examination (70%) and assignments of up to 2,500 words equivalent (30%). Both the project work and examination component of assessment must be completed satisfactorily to pass the subject.
Prescribed Texts: Non-contact time commitment 84 hours
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On successful completion, students should:

  • be able to implement the basic algorithms used in processing biological sequences;
  • be able to select appropriate algorithms to process biological sequences;
  • be able to use and critically evaluate the output from software used for processing biological sequences;
  • be able to work on a team project;
  • be able to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution;
  • have a capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning; and
  • have a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship.
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical)Bioinformatics

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