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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Human Genomics
Module Code BE480
School School of Biotechnology
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Denise Harold
Semester 2: Denise Harold
Autumn: Denise Harold
Module TeachersDenise Harold
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This practical module will cover the key skills in large-scale human genomic data analysis.

Learning Outcomes

1. Access and extract data from genomic databases
2. Run bioinformatic software on Linux
3. Understand and implement appropriate data quality control prior to analysing human genomic data
4. Statistically assess the influence of genomic variation on human traits through genome-wide association studies
5. Perform meta-analysis of genetic association studies
6. Identify variation in human next generation sequencing data
7. Prepare and assess high-throughput molecular data

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture48Computer-based genomics lecture-labs
Independent Study77Report writing, reading of specified materials and independent learning time.
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Introduction to human genomic databases, repositories and tools

Refresher on Linux

Genome-wide association studies: Data formats and quality control

Genome-wide association studies: Statistical analysis

Meta-analysis of genome-wide association data

Targeted panel sequence analysis

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentLoop assignments100%As required
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    GCBBSc in Genetics & Cell Biology
    Date of Last Revision26-MAY-08

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