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Undergraduate | RMI-SCB240 | 2024

Put the theory behind bioinformatics under the microscope. Step inside database and information systems and see how they’re organised. Identify biological proteins and analyse their structures. Manipulate DNA sequences and study molecular modelling.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available


About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. understand the theoretical basis behind bioinformatics
    2. search databases accessible on the WWW for literature relating to molecular biology and biotechnology
    3. retrieve information from databases using text and sequence searching
    4. manipulate DNA and protein sequences
    5. construct and interpret evolutionary trees
    6. analyse protein sequences, identify proteins, and retrieve protein structures from databases. View and interpret these structures. Understand homology modelling.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • RMI-SCB320 (Not currently available)


A basic knowledge of molecular biology/ genetics.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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