Module Overview

Bioinformatics for Biomedical Sciences

This module aims to provide an insight into the bioinformatics tools available for the acquisition and analysis of DNA, RNA and protein sequences and to evaluate the use of these tools in the biomedical and biotechnology arenas.

Module Code

BIOL 2006

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

The structure of the human genome

The structure of eukaryotic and prokaryotic genes

NCBI, ENSEMBL and UCSC genome databases

PCR Primer design software

Bioinformatics requirements for PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR

Application of bioinformatics resources for the design of diagnostic tests

Lectures /  tutorials (15h)

Computer laboratory workshops (15h)

Student-directed reading and on-line education.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100