Faculty of Science

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Science, Malaysia


To be advised


Not offered in 2016


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

Chief examiner(s)

To be advised


BTH2746 or GEN2041