Postgraduate Course: Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics (PGBI11115)
|School||School of Biological Sciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course covers phylogeny reconstruction, applications of phylogeny, and computational comparison and evolution of genomes. Online lectures are supplemented by in-person question and answer sessions, in-person tutorials, online exercises and in-course assessments.
The course covers theoretical and practical aspects of computational phylogeny and computational comparison of genomes.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| There is no formal pre-requisite for this course. However, students must have experience of the Linux command-line. This may be obtained, for example, by taking Bioinformatics Programming and System Management (PGBI11095) in Semester 1 or by previous experience.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||In-course continuous assessment (100%).
||Written feedback will be provided for the in-course assessments.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Choose and apply algorithms and software to reconstruct phylogeny and compare genome sequences, to make discoveries of evolutionary and/or functional importance.
- Have enhanced competence and skills in bioinformatics.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Computational thinking. Computer literacy. Bioinformatics. Interdisciplinarity.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Weekly question and answer sessions (1 hour) and tutorials (2 hours) will include time to comment on whole-class performance.
|Course organiser||Dr Daniel Barker
Tel: (0131 6)51 7812
|Course secretary||Ms Louise Robertson
Tel: (0131 6)50 5988