Module Overview

Bioinformatics and Data Analysis

This module will provide the learner with the skills necessary to retrieve and analyse large bioinformatics data sets to address a specific question. It will provide essential skills and knowledge in working with omics data sets such as next generation sequencing and other genome wide omics approaches. The module will also provide instruction in the design of bioinformatics experiments.

Module Code

BIOL 3019

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Next generation sequencing – experimental design, instrumentation, data types, data generation, data analysis, data presentation

Detection of pathogenic variants at genome level

Data visualisation of WGS level data

Workflows in bioinformatics (including application of programming and task automation)

Use of web based bioinformatics toolkits (e.g. Human Genome Browsers, Bioconductor, gene expression omnibus, Galaxy)

Use of R programming language for biostatistics

A mixture of Lectures, tutorials, computer laboratory workshops and online self-directed learning.

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