Module Identifier BS33720  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Michael Winson  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Gerard Bishop, Dr Roy Goodacre, Dr James Jefferies, Professor Michael Young  
Pre-Requisite BS10910 or external equivalent, BS22520 , BS22720  
Course delivery Lecture   24 Hours  
  Workshop   10 Hours  
  Workshop   3 Hours 3 x 2hours workshops  
Assessment Exam   3 Hours Essays and data interpretation   70%  
  Course work   Oral and two projects   30%  
  Resit assessment   3 Hours Essays and data interpretation (plus resubmission of failed coursework or an alternative)    

Aims and objectives
This module is an integrated series of lectures, and workshops covering the key expanding disciplines of genomics and bioinformatics. Genomics is a family of 'information technologies' for biology that are being used to obtain interpret and exploit the complete sequences of the chromosomes and genomes of organisms ranging from bacteria to man.
Bioinformatics encompasses the methodologies (particularly computational) enabling the analysis and integration of information made available by structural, physiological, taxonomic and genomic studies with the ultimate goal of assigning functions to genes. The results emerging from these two disciplines will inform new predictive strategies to identify new and useful genes and potential drug targets, understand gene behaviour and develop novel therapeutic products. The module will provide both theoretical and practical training in genomics and computational biology.

The lectures cover the following topics:

Learning outcomes
On completion of this applied module, students

Reading Lists
** Recommended Text
Attwood, T.K. & Parry-Smith, D.J.. Introdution to Bioinformatics. Addison Wesley Longman Higher Education. 0582327881
Baxevanis, A.d. & Ouelletee, B.F. eds. (1998) A practical guide to the analysis of genes and proteins. Wiley.
Lewin, B.. Genes VII. Oxford University Press. 0198792778
Brown, T.A.. (1999) Genomes. Oxford: Bios Scientfic Publishers.