Introduction to Omics for Precision Medicine BIOL5360
- Academic Session: 2021-22
- School: Infection Immunity and Inflammation
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
This course will provide students with the critical understanding of a range of modern omics technologies and their applications. The course will introduce the students to genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomic techniques and the analytical approaches that can be employed to examine the data output.
This course is made up of lectures and tutorials which take place in semester 2.
Requirements of Entry
Essay (2,000 words approx.) - 75%
Poster - 25%
The aims of this course are to provide students with:
■ Knowledge of omics approaches and the molecular basis of omics studies.
■ Knowledge of advantages and challenges of omics approaches compared to conventional target analysis.
■ Knowledge of omics data analysis tools and technologies used for analysing omics data.
■ The skills to design an omics experiment and analyse the data output.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
1. Critically discuss omics technologies; from gene to gene products to metabolism.
2. Critically evaluate the benefits of the different levels of omics data collection and the challenges to omics data collection.
3. Critically discuss the importance of validating omics data and evaluate strategies available to do this.
4. Design an experimental strategy to exploit omics analysis and critically discuss the importance of controls and validation in omics strategies.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.