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SLE340 - Genomes and Bioinformatics

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Belinda Appleton





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 5 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.


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.


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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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