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MB5517: GENOME-ENABLED MEDICINE (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

A course describing the wide range of ways in which genome sequencing has transformed our understanding of medicine and human disease.

A course placing a high value on its teaching and learning; lecture material supported by workshops – your chance to team-work, ask questions and enjoy the science.

Contains material detailing a range of examples of genome science and its applications in medicine. 

A course that makes wide use of the literature, allowing you to read about and understand the latest methods in genome science.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Anke Roelofs

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Master Of Science In Genetics And Human Nutrition or Master Of Science In Molecular Medicine or MSc Immunology or Master Of Science In Reproductive And Developmental Biology or MSc Genetics or MSc Microbiology or Master Of Science In Industrial Biotechnology
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The aim of this course is to explain the use of genome sequence information in the context of modern medicine, as a tool to understand biological processes relevant to human health and disease, how gene expression is controlled in health and disease in humans, and how genome technologies are used in the area of regenerative medicine. Finally, the course aims to show how model microorganisms can provide huge insight into the functional genomics of more complex organisms, such as human.

 




Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 26, 28, 30, 32
  • 3 Lectures during University week25
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 27, 29, 31

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Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 36 Feedback Weeks 39

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Learning Outcomes
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Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 12
Assessment Weeks 27 Feedback Weeks 31

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Assessment Type Summative Weighting 12
Assessment Weeks 29 Feedback Weeks 32

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Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Assessment Type Summative Weighting 13
Assessment Weeks 31 Feedback Weeks 33

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 13
Assessment Weeks 33 Feedback Weeks 34

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseUnderstand and analyse the role of epigenetic modifications of genome sequence in health and disease
ProceduralEvaluateDevelop analytic and critical skills in bioinformatics analysis of genome sequence, comparative genomics, and functional genomics data
ProceduralUnderstandto understand how a wide range of genomic information is used in modern medicine, including comparative genomics in genome-wide sequence analysis and phylogenomics
ProceduralAnalyseTo understand and analyse how genome technologies are used in the study and clinical application of stem cells
ProceduralAnalyseTo understand and analyse the role of genome sequencing of bacterial genomes in understanding microbial disease
ProceduralAnalyseUnderstand and analyse the use of model organisms in functional genomics
ProceduralAnalyseUnderstand and analyse how gene expression is controlled in health and disease

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