• Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Mathematics
  • Areas of interest Mathematics
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Conrad Burden
    • Dr Francis Hui
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course MATH6208
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
    See Future Offerings

This course begins with a brief review of some of the areas of probability and statistics needed for applications to bioinformatics problems.  Typical problems addressed by bioinformaticians are identifying functionally different parts of a genome, searching DNA or protein databases to find sequences which are functionally similar to a given query sequence, or inferring the relatedness of different species by measuring the similarity of their genomes. The course will cover the mathematical theory behind algorithms commonly used by biologists and also give examples of current research.

Note: This is an Honours Pathway Course. It emphasises mathematical rigour for a range of advanced Bioinformatics topics.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Explain the fundamental concepts of a special topic in bioinformatics and its role in modern mathematics and applied contexts.
2. Demonstrate accurate and efficient use of specific bioinformatics techniques.
3. Demonstrate capacity for mathematical reasoning through analysing, proving and explaining concepts from bioinformatics.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment is expected to be based on:
  • Assignments (60%; LO 1-3)
  • Final exam (40%; LO 1-3)

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Workload

Regular meetings and tutorials.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed MATH2305, MATH2307, and either STAT1003 or STAT1008. Incompatible with MATH6208.

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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2600 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

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