BTH3800 - Bioinformatics - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

Malaysia School of Science

Chief examiner(s)

To be advised


To be advised

Not offered in 2018


BTH2746 or GEN2041




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;
  2. Use bioinformatics software and computer models;
  3. Analyse and interpret simple bioinformation data sets;
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the theoretical basis of mining bioinformation.


Practical reports: 35%

Mid-semester test: 15%

Examination (2 hours): 50%

Workload requirements

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

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