Bioinformatics and Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids

Module code: NS3005

Topics Covered

  • Access of bioinformatics databases
  • Analysis of genomic data
  • Determination and modelling of protein structure
  • DNA and protein sequence analysis
  • Transcription and RNA processing
  • Translation of RNA into protein
  • Regulation of gene expression
  • DNA molecular manipulation

Learning

  • 45 hours of lectures
  • 15 hours of tutorials
  • 12 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 228 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • 2 exams, 2 hours each (60%)
  • Coursework (20%)
  • Computer practical report (5%)
  • Bioinformatic analysis (5%)
  • Summary of practical data analysis (5%)
  • Long-format writing task (5%)