- Code BIOL8002
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Biology
- Areas of interest Bioinformatics
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Benjamin Schwessinger
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2021
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This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Sem 2 2021, however students are encouraged to attend on-campus activities if possible.
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 such as SARS-COV2 causing COVID-19. Students will learn the latest methods, models and theories for organising, analysing and interpreting biological data with a focus on SARS-COV2 in Australia and globally.
Upon successful completion, 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.
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- Written assignment and summaries (40) [LO 1]
- Class participation and journal club presentation (20) [LO 2]
- Projects (40) [LO 3]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Classroom component which may consist of 2 hours of lecture style learning and 1 hour of weekly graduate seminar (total to approx. 36 hours).
- Approximately 94 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, presentations and other assessment tasks.
Students are expected to actively participate and contribute towards discussions.
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