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Archived Version 2020 - 2021

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NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Learning Outcomes

1. Prepare and assess genomic and metagenomic data
2. Access and apply core programming interfaces for genome analyses
3. Implement essential genomics algorithms to sequencing data
4. Create genome and chromosome sequences
5. Evaluate the evolutionary relationships of sequenced species

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Laboratory24No Description
Independent Study77No Description
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

Week Topic
1. Revision of R 2. Modelling data with R 3. Introduction to Unix 4. Quality control of genomic data 5. How to make a genome 6. Finding mutations in single genomes 7. Detecting mutations in sets of genomes 8. Measuring chromosome copy numbers 9. Phylogenetics with genomes 10. Metagenomic data sources 11. Quality control of metagenomic data 12. Species discovery in metagenomic data

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment% Examination Weight%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
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
Indicative Reading List

  • Vince Buffalo: 2015, Bioinformatics data skills,
Other Resources

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