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Postgraduate Course: Molecular Modelling (PGBI11078)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biological Sciences CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaPostgraduate Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe primary interface between the computational biologist and the molecular system of interest is the molecular model. This module will expose the student to the computational methods involved in structure based drug design. In particular it will focus on the tools used to examine and investigate molecular models (the molecular graphics program) as well as the computational techniques used to evaluate and optimise models. Additionally it will address the problem of model generation when little or no prior experimental data are available.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students should be able to
& Examine molecular models using a molecular graphics program.
& Extract key geometric data from a molecular model.
& Understand the operation of a molecular mechanics force field and its limitations.
& Understand the advantages and limitations of energy minimisation and molecular dynamics calculations.
& Create a simple homology model of a protein sequence and understand the limitations of this type of model
Assessment Information
50 % group assessment (including maximum 20% variation for Peer Assessment of contribution)

50 % electronic portfolio comprising learning log and contribution to Skills Profile
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsMolMod
Contacts
Course organiserDr Paul Taylor
Tel: (0131 6)50 7058
Email: p.taylor@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Vicky Mactaggart
Tel: (0131 6)51 7052
Email: Vicky.Mactaggart@ed.ac.uk
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