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Master of Science (Bioinformatics) (MC-SCIBIF) // Subject options

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First year Core Coursework - Biology/Biomedicine stream (for students with a biology /biomedicine background)

Students must take:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
MAST90057 Elements of Probability
Semester 1
12.5
BINF90002 Elements of Bioinformatics
Semester 1
12.5
MAST90058 Elements of Statistics
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90038 Algorithms and Complexity
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

and one of:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
COMP90059 Introduction to Python Programming
February
12.5
ISYS90088 Introduction to Application Development
Semester 2
12.5

Elective subjects

and two 12.5 point elective subjects selected in consultation with the Course Coordinator.

First year Core Coursework - Mathematics/Statistics stream (for students with a mathematics and statistics background)

Students must take:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
GENE90019 Genes Molecules and Cells
Semester 1
25
BINF90002 Elements of Bioinformatics
Semester 1
12.5
COMP90038 Algorithms and Complexity
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
PHYS20008 Human Physiology
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

and one of:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
COMP90059 Introduction to Python Programming
February
12.5
ISYS90088 Introduction to Application Development
Semester 2
12.5

Elective subjects

and one 12.5 point elective subject selected in consultation with the Course Coordinator.

First year Core Coursework - Computer Science stream (for students with a computing background)

Students must take:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
GENE90019 Genes Molecules and Cells
Semester 1
25
MAST90057 Elements of Probability
Semester 1
12.5
BINF90002 Elements of Bioinformatics
Semester 1
12.5
MAST90058 Elements of Statistics
Semester 2
12.5
PHYS20008 Human Physiology
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5

Elective subjects

and one 12.5 point elective subject selected in consultation with the Course Coodinator.

Second year - All streams

Students must take:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
BINF90001 Statistics for Bioinformatics
Semester 1
12.5
BINF90004 Bioinformatics Case Studies
Semester 2
12.5
COMP90014 Algorithms for Functional Genomics
Semester 2
12.5
SCIE90013 Communication for Research Scientists
Semester 1
12.5

and one of the following subjects:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
COMP90016 Computational Genomics
Semester 1
12.5
BTCH90009 Genomics and Bioinformatics
Semester 1
12.5

Research Project (50 points)

All students undertake a research project for a total of 50 points. The research project comprises of a series of three or four consecutive subjects commencing in the first or second semester of enrolment. The following research project structures are possible. Students will determine which stream they follow in consultation with the project coordinator.

Stream A

Code Name Study period Credit Points
BINF90008 Bioinformatics Research Project Pt 1
February
July
12.5
BINF90009 Bioinformatics Research Project Pt 2
January
July
12.5
BINF90010 Bioinformatics Research Project Pt 3
January
July
25

Stream B

Code Name Study period Credit Points
BINF90008 Bioinformatics Research Project Pt 1
February
July
12.5
BINF90009 Bioinformatics Research Project Pt 2
January
July
12.5
BINF90011 Bioinformatics Research Project Pt 3
January
July
12.5
BINF90012 Bioinformatics Research Project Pt 4
January
July
12.5

Stream C

Code Name Study period Credit Points
BINF90013 Bioinformatics Research Project Pt 1
February
July
25
BINF90014 Bioinformatics Research Project Pt 2
July
25