Last modified: 04 Aug 2020 16:15
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.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Workshop reports (5 x 15%)
MCQ test (5 x 5% - online)
Resit for students taking the course in AY20/21
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Procedural||Analyse||Understand and analyse how gene expression is controlled in health and disease|
|Procedural||Analyse||Understand and analyse how genome technologies are used in the study and clinical application of stem cells|
|Procedural||Evaluate||Develop analytic and critical skills in bioinformatics analysis of genome sequence, comparative genomics, and functional genomics data|
|Procedural||Analyse||Understand and analyse the use of model organisms in functional genomics|
|Procedural||Understand||Understand how a wide range of genomic information is used in modern medicine|
|Procedural||Analyse||Understand and analyse the role of epigenetic modifications of genome sequence in health and disease|