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BB20154: Introduction to functional genomics

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 20%, EX 80%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 80%)
  • Workshop 1 (CW 10%)
  • Workshop 2 (CW 10%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take BB10006
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce students to the field of genome science. To have them understand the key topics in this area. To teach each topic using specific examples of biological questions or problems so that the students will appreciate the potential of genome science to address a broad range of research challenges.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this course the student should be able to:
* explain the technical basis of the principle methodologies used in genome science and explain their major limitations;
* access and interrogate the vast, and increasing, amount of genomic information available;
* describe the problems associated with the collation and maintenance of databases;
* describe how genomics can be applied to address biological questions.

Learning and studying T/F/A, Written communication T/F/A, Numeracy & computation T/F/A, Problem solving T/F/A, Information technology T/F, Information handling & retrieval T/F/A, Working independently T/F.

How genome sequence information is acquired, annotated, and analysed. How gene expression can be measured and analysed on a genome wide scale. How the proteome of a cell type can be determined and analysed. How gene function can be assessed through functional genomics. How molecular variation in DNA sequence between individuals can be measured. How genome information can be integrated into a framework for understanding biological complexity.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

BB20154 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
  • USBB-AFB02 : BSc(Hons) Biochemistry (Year 2)
  • USBB-AKB06 : BSc(Hons) Biochemistry with Professional Placement (Year 2)
  • USBB-AFB03 : BSc(Hons) Biology (Year 2)
  • USBB-AKB07 : BSc(Hons) Biology with Professional Placement (Year 2)
  • USBB-AFB05 : BSc(Hons) Molecular and Cellular Biology (Year 2)
  • USBB-AKB08 : BSc(Hons) Molecular and Cellular Biology with Professional Placement (Year 2)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.