• Offered by Research School of Biology
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Biology
  • Areas of interest Bioinformatics
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Roderick Dewar
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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Biological research techniques are changing rapidly, and each year, we learn about new ways of collecting biological data, including genomic, phenotypic, ecological and environmental data. New data often require new methods of analyses, or novel applications of existing techniques. Students will learn the latest methods and analyses for organising and analysing biological data.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Identify analyses appropriate for different types of data, and explain their theoretical foundations
  2. Describe, present, and critically evaluate methods used in published research and identify, where relevant, alternative and more appropriate methods of analyses.
  3. Apply and extend analytical methods to biological datasets.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:
  • Written assignment and summaries (40%, LO 1)
  • Class participation and journal club presentation (20% LO 2)
  • Projects (40% LO 3)

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Workload

1 weekly journal club (1 hr) and a 2-hr weekly graduate seminar

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 12 units from BIOL6200, (BIOL6035 or BIOL6036), STAT7001, or (COMP6730 or COMP7230).

You will need to contact the Research School of Biology to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
9829 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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