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MB5528: ADVANCED GENOMIC TOOLS IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH (2023-2024)

Last modified: 12 Jan 2024 15:46


Course Overview

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

Contains material detailing a range of examples of advanced genomic tools and technologies and their applications in biomedical science. 

A course that makes wide use of the literature, allowing you to read about and understand the latest genomics-based methods.

A course placing a high value on its teaching and learning; lecture material supported by workshops – your chance to put knowledge into practice, ask questions and enjoy the 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 A Roelofs

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

  • One of Master Of Science In Biomolecular Archaeology or Master Of Science In Genetics And Human Nutrition or Master Of Science In Molecular Medicine or MSc Immunology or Master Of Science In Biotechnology And Bioinformatics or Master Of Science In Reproductive And Developmental Biology or MSc Genetics or MSc Microbiology or Master Of Science In Industrial Biotechnology

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The aim of this course is to examine the use of genome sequence information in the context of modern biomedical science. Advanced genomic tools and technologies and their applications in biomedical science, as well as the role of genetically modified model organisms in advancing our understanding of biological processes relevant to human health and disease, are examined and explored.

Some of the material on this course will describe/discuss animal research.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 27, 30, 33, 39
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 28, 30 - 31, 33 - 34, 39 - 40

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Workshop Reports

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 80
Assessment Weeks 31 Feedback Weeks 33

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Feedback

Four workshop reports (each worth 20%). Written feedback provided via MyAberdeen 3 weeks later.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseUnderstand how a wide range of genomic information is used in modern biomedical research
ConceptualAnalyseUnderstand and analyse how advanced genomic tools and technologies are used in modern biomedical research
ProceduralEvaluateDevelop analytic and critical skills in analysis, interpretation and evaluation of genomics data

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 36 Feedback Weeks 39

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Four online class tests (each worth 5%). Written feedback provided via MyAberdeen 1 week later.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseUnderstand and analyse the use of genetically modified model organisms in biomedical research
ConceptualAnalyseUnderstand how a wide range of genomic information is used in modern biomedical research
ConceptualAnalyseUnderstand and analyse how advanced genomic tools and technologies are used in modern biomedical research

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 48 Feedback Weeks 51

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MCQ-type and short answer-type questions.

Written feedback.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralEvaluateDevelop analytic and critical skills in analysis, interpretation and evaluation of genomics data
ConceptualAnalyseUnderstand how a wide range of genomic information is used in modern biomedical research
ConceptualAnalyseUnderstand and analyse how advanced genomic tools and technologies are used in modern biomedical research
ConceptualAnalyseUnderstand and analyse the use of genetically modified model organisms in biomedical research

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