Courses & Units

Bioinformatics KMA712

Hobart

Note:

Please note that this unit currently runs in February, before the start of Semester 1. The unit is delivered in a short intensive course over 5 days full time, with assessments continuing after the lectures finish.

It is intended that the unit will move to a more blended mode, allowing the unit to run through Semester 1 using mainly on-line delivery. This is to be confirmed for 2017.

Introduction

Bioinformatics is a core skill that is desperately needed by practitioners in the life sciences, from health to pathology and epidemiology to fundamental biological research. It is a discipline that brings together tools from mathematics, statistics, and computer science, to answer challenging questions that arise in the modern life sciences.

The unit is aimed at those pursuing research in the life sciences and/or working with large biological data sets, and is intended to provide them with sufficient knowledge to effectively use existing bioinformatics tools, to understand how the bioinformatics tools work and what can or cannot be done with them, and to develop and critically assess bioinformatics workflows and methodologies.

Summary

Unit name Bioinformatics
Unit code KMA712
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
Discipline Mathematics and Physics
Coordinator

A/Prof Michael Charleston

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Students must be enrolled in a PhD or Masters degree

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On-campus component: 5 full days over 1 week, as approximately 50% lecture and 50% computer lab exercises.

Assessment

One take-home quiz (20%), two assignments (30% and 50%).

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Textbooks

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