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An introduction to bioinformatics: computational problems with biological data.
This course is open to senior students majoring in computer science and biology who have taken either COMPX301 (or equivalent COMP317) or BIOL310 and at least one statistics course at university. Background material in biology and computer science is presented at the outset to introduce students to their complement subject, then a survey of bioinformatics problems, methods for analysis and applicable algorithms are examined. Assessment is primarily based upon group work, where each team includes a mix of computer scientists and biologists who work together to solve real bioinformatics problems. There is typically a final written test conducted in the last lecture period to facilitate individual assessment. Several guest lectures are also included to expose students to outstanding problems in computational biology.
Content is delivered by lectures from the course coordinator and guest lecturers. The last lecture session of the semester is an in-class test to be written in the usual lecture room.
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
Address bioinformatics problems with intermediate expertise
Linked to the following assessments:
- Group Project One (30%)
- Group Project Two (40%)
- Test (30%) - scheduled for the last lecture period of the course, 15 Oct 2020.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.
Error: Assessment components must add up to 100%
At least one Assessment Component needs to be entered
|Component Description||Due Date||Time||Percentage of overall mark||Submission Method||Compulsory|
|1. Project One||
|2. Project Two||
15 Oct 2021
Required and Recommended Readings*
Linkages to Other Papers*
Prerequisite papers: one of STAT111, STAT121, STATS111, STATS121 and a further 45 points at 300 level in Ecology and Biodiversity or Molecular and Cellular Biology or Computer Science (including COMPX301 or COMP317 or BIOMO302 or BIOL310)
Restricted papers: COMP455, COMP555