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 analysis, or novel applications of existing techniques. At the same time, novel mathematical models and theories are required to explain emerging patterns in biological data. Students will learn the latest methods, models and theories for organising, analysing and interpreting biological data.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify analyses appropriate for different types of data, and explain their theoretical foundations.
- Describe, present, and critically evaluate analytical methods, models and theories used in published research, and identify, where relevant, more appropriate alternatives.
- Apply and extend analytical methods, models and theories to biological datasets.
Indicative AssessmentAssessment 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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Workload1 weekly journal club (1 hr) and a 2-hr weekly graduate seminar
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Biology Teaching and Learning Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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