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Postgraduate Course: Genomic Technologies (BIME11060)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits80 ECTS Credits40
SummaryThe post-genomic era is seeing the development of high throughput methods such as microarray technology for the systematic and global analysis of cellular activity. The modelling of biological systems using high throughput genomic and proteomic data is a dynamic and rapidly evolving area promising dramatic advances in the understanding of complex biological processes and disease prediction. This course will focus on new and emerging techniques for the production of high throughput biological data, and bioinformatic approaches to permit pathway and systems level analysis of biological processes. To reflect this multidisciplinary approach, the theme will have input from clinical, biological, physical and computational sciences. There will be exploration of examples drawn from biomedical and clinical research to highlight the utility and increasing impact of high throughput genomics and proteomics in the new era of integrative biology.

The course will be assessed on the production of a research project report. This will relate to research carried out in the field of functional genomics and/or pathway biology. The research project may be either laboratory based or one involving in silico and computational studies.

Seminars and lectures to support the the theme of the course will be held twice weekly from January to March. These will cover the main functional genomics technologies and associated methods of data analysis.
Course description A series of lectures complementing and providing breadth and depth to laboratory research.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed:
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 800 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 19, External Visit Hours 14, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Formative Assessment Hours 6, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 16, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 723 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) Not on line distance learning
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One 20 week research project write-up (maximum 10,000 words) = 100%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. To provide students with thorough and specific preparation for 3 year PhD training in the life sciences
  2. To award an MSc by Research en route to the PhD
  3. To provide an opportunity, if necessary or desirable, to exit from research training at the end of Year 1 with an Edinburgh Masters or Diploma by Research Degree
Reading List
Current relevant primary and review literature in the academic discipline
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KeywordsGenomic Tech
Course organiserDr Douglas Roy
Tel: (0131) 242 6279
Course secretaryMiss Sara-Louise Tait
Tel: (0131 6)51 5997
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