Bioinformatics Case Studies

Subject BINF90004 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours. Two one hour lectures and one 1 hour practical in a computer lab per week
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours


Completion of first year of the M.Sc.(Bioinformatics) Research Training stream.


This subject is only available to students enrolled in the bioinformatics stream of the MSc.

Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
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Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

Bioinformatics is a diverse discipline that draws on a range of technical areas and is applied to a range of biological problems. In this subject a series of case studies is used to illustrate the application of bioinformatics to biological,agricultural, and medical problems. These case studies will be directly based on current practical research and taught by the researchers.


An understanding of and experience in applying bioinformatics tools to real problems in biology and medicine.


Essay 40% A 4000 word report on an experimental investigation in bioinformatics. To be submitted mid to late semester.

Exam 50% A 3 hour exam in the normal exam period.

Seminar 10%. A 10 minute seminar given during the semester.

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Analysing a problem to understand what data and analysis is needed to solve the problem.

Analytical skills – the ability to construct and express a logical argument and to work in abstract or general terms.

Communication skills in presenting results and arguments to peers.

Related Course(s): Master of Science (Bioinformatics)

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