Faculty of Science

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Science
Organisational UnitSchool of Science, Malaysia
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)To be advised


This unit examines the methods and protocols of bioinformatics, genomes, DNA and protein sequence analyses. Topics covered include methods of information retrieval from various internet databases; bioinformatics softwares, data entry of bioinformatics information, computer modelling of macromolecules, and functional genomics.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Describe and explain information content and its flow in biological systems, and also the processes related to the flow;

  1. Use bioinformatics software and computer models;

  1. Analyse and interpret simple bioinformation data sets;

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the theoretical basis of mining bioinformation.


Practical reports 35%,+ Mid-semester Test 15%,+ Final Examination 50%

Workload requirements

2 hours of lectures, 2 hours practical and 1 hour tutorial per week

See also Unit timetable information


BTH2746 or GEN2041