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Undergraduate Course: An introduction to the analysis and modelling of biological pathways (BIME10031)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryPathway models define extent of knowledge and functional relationships between cellular components and support systems level appreciation of biological function.
This course is part of an experiment now in its 8th year. Over this time we have been developing the knowhow and tools to allow us to draw pathway diagram of biological systems in a standardised way such that the information presented in multiple papers can be collated into a single diagram. During this course you will be taught how to synthesise complex ideas and information into informative and easy to read, computational pathway resources. In addition you will be introduced to some of the molecular methods used to analyse biological systems from which networks of interactions may be generated. And also how genetically modified animals may be generated and used to study normal physiological and pathological processes. A number of pathway diagrams produced during the course of previous years can be found at: http://www.macrophages.com/macrophage-pathways
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Course work assessment:
Pathway diagram 50%
Oral presentation 5%

Written assessments:
Description and critique of network diagram (3000 words) 20%
Proposed experimental series suggested by network model. (3000 words) 25%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
an understanding of methods used to identify and characterize protein and gene interactions
an appreciation of how genetically modified animals can be generated and used to study normal and pathological systems
skills in finding, reading and deriving understanding from the scientific literature
an understanding of networks and genome science
presentation of information in a diagrammatic form communicating clearly using pictures
skills in using new software tools
a deep understanding of the molecular machinery that makes up cellular pathways
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Thomas Freeman
Tel:
Email: tfreeman@staffmail.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Caroline Morris
Tel: (0131 6)51 3255
Email: c.d.morris@ed.ac.uk
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