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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; all lecture material supported by workshops – your chance to team-work, ask questions and enjoy the science.
Contains a material detailing a range of examples of genome science and its applications in medicine, ranging from the human genome (genome-wide association studies) to microbial (pathogen genome sequencing).
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)|
This course focuses initially on an understanding of how modern-day genome sequencing has helped understanding of the causes and treatment of disease. The course examines the genetics and biochemistry of disease from a genome-wide viewpoint including genome-wide association studies. The study of disease and its treatment is also examined from the perspective of a number of different model systems, for example baker's yeast S.cerevisiae, showing how study of these simple systems can throw light into the aetiology of complex human diseases, and the mechanisms of their treatment by pharmaceuticals. Finally the availability of pathogen genome sequences is discussed in the context of infectious deseases and their treatment.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
2x Individual report - 400 words (12%); 2x Individual report - 400 words (13%); written exam (50%).
There are no assessments for this course.