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Unit details

SLE340 - Genomes and Bioinformatics

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Belinda Appleton

Prerequisite:

SLE254

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 x 1 classes per week, 5 x 3 hour practicals per trimester

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

Topics will include the theory and practise of Bioinformatics. This will include the analysis of sequence data using databases and the analysis of phylogenetic and population genetic datasets. In addition the unit will cover the process of molecular evolution and the application of this knowledge in understanding how genomes evolve. This genomic evolution will be discussed in relation to the resulting evolution in developmental processes. Molecular markers and their use in genetic mapping of both single and multiple genes that contribute to the production of traits and their use examined in phylogenetic reconstruction and population genetics will be discussed. Students will learn about high throughput methods of scoring molecular markers.

Assessment

Examination 60%, class test 10%, individual assignment 15%, group oral presentation 15%.  In order to obtain a pass in this unit student must achieve 50% in the practical and presentation sessions.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3863$3609

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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