BIO3019 : Genomics
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Maria Del Carmen Montero-Calasanz
- Lecturer: Professor Hans-Peter Klenk, Dr Ethan Hack, Dr James Stach
- Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
The module aims are to develop students' knowledge of genomic science, including its key discoveries, concepts and applications, and to recognise and interpret connections between genotype and phenotype.
Outline Of Syllabus
• Introduction to course
• History of the genome
• How to sequence and annotate a genome
• The relations between genotype and phenotype
• Genome regulation
• Comparative genomics of vertebrates
• Plant genomes
• Genomes and human health
• Synthetic genomics
• Module review, questions and answers session
Analysis of genomic and high-throughput phenotype microarray data, including how genomic and phenotypic data can be related to one another and to metabolic pathway maps; how study of the phenotype can improve functional genome annotation.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||15:00||15:00||Report on computer practical|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||13||0:30||6:30||Exam revision|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:30||1:30||Written exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||13||1:00||13:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||1||2:00||2:00||Computer practical|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||13||1:00||13:00||Lecture follow-up|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||23||2:00||46:00||Reading popular science journals to update this fast moving science|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||3:00||3:00||Practical follow-up|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures impart knowledge and help students develop awareness of key aspects of genomic science. The computer practical gives students supervision and guidance in analysing high-throughput phenotypic data and linking it to genomic data. Genomics is a rapidly evolving field – students will be encouraged to read key papers from discovery and review journals to keep abreast of developments and to develop a critical appreciation of genomic science, its strengths and limitations. Private study is necessary for students to absorb information presented in lectures and for self-assessment, to deepen their knowledge and understanding through directed reading, to become familiar with the web and its resources for genome analysis, and to complete the computer analysis..
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||1||M||20||Report on analysis of genomic data (1000 words)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The exam assesses knowledge, understanding and integration of subject material obtained from lectures and additional reading. The computer practical report tests students' ability to analyse and interpret phenotypic and genomic data.
Study Abroad students may request to take their exam before the semester 1 exam period, in which case the format of the paper may differ from that shown in the MOF. Study Abroad students should contact the school to discuss this.
- Reading List Website : rlo.ncl.ac.uk