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Module

BMS3025 : Bioinformatics

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Phillip Aldridge
  • Lecturer: Professor Caroline Austin, Dr Sarra Ryan, Dr Simon Cockell, Professor Robert Hirt, Dr Lisa Russell
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

Bio-research at universities or in industry requires an understanding of modern data-analysis (bioinformatics and health informatics) tools and this modules aims to introduce students to such tools, and also provide them with an opportunity to use a number of the tools in the analysis of data. Specifically the module aims to:

• reacquaint students with tools they have previous used in CMB2000
• explore the use of health informatics to improve the quality and safety of patient care
• examine the uses of various tools to analyse the large datasets (e.g genomic, proteomic, metagenomics, microbiomic, metabolomic)
• generate an understanding, and an appreciation, of databases, ontologies, workflows, structural prediction, and coding
• give the students the theory behind, and the practice in using, a number of modern bioinformatic analysis tools

Outline Of Syllabus

The following topic and themes will be covered in this module:

• a review of the bioinformatics tools previous used in CMB2000
• the use of health informatics to improve the quality and safety of patient care
• the use of various tools to analyse the large datasets (e.g genomic, proteomic, metagenomics, microbiomic, metabolomic)
• databases structure
• the use of ontologies, workflows, and computer code in data analysis
• protein structure prediction
• theory behind, and practice in using, a number of modern bioinformatic analysis tools

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable