Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
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Total Time Commitment: 8-12 hours total study time per week
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Not offered in 2013
Not offered in 2013
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None|
Professor Graham Wood, Macquarie University
Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia
Academic Programs Office
Melbourne School of Population Health
Tel: +61 3 8344 9339
Fax: +61 3 8344 0824
|Subject Overview:||Bioinformatics addresses problems related to the storage, retrieval and analysis of information about biological structure. This unit will provide a broad-ranging study of this application of quantitative methods in biology. Content will include: biology basics; population genetics; web-based tools, data sources and data retrieval; the analysis of single and multiple DNA or protein sequences; Hidden Markov Models and their applications; evolutionary models; phylogenetic trees; analysis of microarrays; functional genomics; use of R in bioinformatics applications.|
To provide an introduction to the field of bioinformatics from a statistical point of view. This will include an understanding of the basic concepts of molecular biology.
Assignments 60% (three written assignments, each worth 20%, approx 6 hrs each) to be submitted during semester. Final at-home examination 40% (approx 12 hrs).
Durbin R, Eddy S, Krogh A, Mitchison G. Biological Sequence Analysis: Probabilistic Modes of proteins and nucleic acids. Cambridge University Press, 1998. (ISBN 978-0521629713)
Special Computer Requirements: Stata statistical software and Excel (or equivalent)
Resources Provided to Students: Printed course notes and assignment material will be provided to students via post.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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|Generic Skills:||On completion students should have developed independent problem solving, facility with abstract reasoning, clarity of written expression, sound communication of technical concepts. |
|Links to further information:||http://www.sph.unimelb.edu.au|
This subject is not available in the Master of Public Health.
Master of Biostatistics |
Postgraduate Certificate in Biostatistics
Postgraduate Diploma in Biostatistics
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