Professional course

Genomic Technologies

About this course

Course code:
Z51000121
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Applied Sciences
Campus:
Frenchay
Programme leader:
Dr Chris Moore

Page last updated 11 July 2019

Introduction

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe and critically discuss past, current and future developments in DNA sequencing technologies;
  • Review and discuss the scope of bioinformatics including alignment techniques and databases.
  • Select and use appropriate bioinformatic 'tools';
  • Discuss the concept of 'model' genomes and their importance.
  • Describe and critically assess the techniques used to analysis model genomes and the discoveries that have been made using them;

Entry requirements

Pre-requisites for this module includes one of the following;

  • Molecular Biology (USSKAL-30-2)
  • Genes and Biotechnology (USSKAM-30-2)
  • Molecular Genetics (USSKB7-15-2).

Careers / Further study

This module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Biological Science
  • BSc(Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Clinical) Block Release Route
  • BSc(Hons) Biomedical Sciences (including Clinical)
  • BSc (Hons) Forensic Science
  • BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Life Sciences).

Structure

Content

The module syllabus will cover:

Genome technologies

  • DNA sequencing structure of a genome, Sanger sequencing, next generation sequencing, future sequencing technologies.
  • Bioinfomatics Analysis Techniques - DNA gene annotation, DNA and proteindatabases, SRS. Pairwise alignment techniques; BLAST, identity and similarity.
  • Multiple sequence alignment; PSI-BLAST, Clustal.
  • Bioinformatics Analysis Techniques - Protein Secondary databases and proteinstructure predication; motifs, pattern and profile database, PROSITE, structuredatabases, Domains, ExPASy Proteomics tools.
  • Structural Proteomics,methods of determination, how to display and store.
  • Model Genomes Structure and organisation, techniques used to study mode genome, discoveries made.
  • Analysis of gene expression and function expression analysis, microarrays, SAGE, RNAseq, functional assays, 'knock-out' and 'knock-down' echnologies, proteomics.

Applications of genome technologies

  • Drug development and targets - analysis of drug resistance
  • Identification of tumour-rejection antigens
  • Genome Analysis in Forensic Science
  • Reconstructing Phylogenies
  • Antibiotic drug discovery and reverse vaccinology.

Learning and Teaching

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe and critically discuss past, current and future developments in DNA sequencing technologies;
  • Review and discuss the scope of bioinformatics including alignment techniques and databases.
  • Select and use appropriate bioinformatic 'tools';
  • Discuss the concept of 'model' genomes and their importance.
  • Describe and critically assess the techniques used to analysis model genomes and the discoveries that have been made using them;
  • Discuss and critically assess the methods of global expression analysis including the transcriptome and the proteome and the applications of these technologies;
  • Review, discuss and evaluate a range of current uses for genomic technologies.

Study time

The contact hours are 72 hours and are distributed as follows:

  • 66 hours lectures
  • 6 hours computer tutorials.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is designed to test the breadth and depth of your knowledge, as well as your ability to analyse, synthesize and summarise information critically, including published research.

The controlled component is a written exam. The exam will be 3 hours duration and allows you to demonstrate both your ability to research, prioritise information and produce a structured, evidence-based answer. This assessment links directly to requests from employers as they require graduates proficient at researching and scientific writing under pressure.

The case study provides the opportunity for you to complete an in-depth analysis of selected topic from the module syllabus by critically reviewing published research. The second assignment will be a problem-based data interpretation that allows you to select and use appropriate bioinformatics techniques and interpret the outputs of your
analysis.

Features

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Prices and dates

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Please note:
Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

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How to apply

How to apply

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