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Bioinformatics is a key research tool in modern agriculture, medicine, and the life sciences in general. It forms a bridge between complex experimental and clinical data and the elucidation of biological knowledge. This subject presents bioinformatics in the context of its role in science, using examples from a variety of fields to illustrate the history, current status, and future directions of bioinformatics research and practice.
Intended learning outcomes
- Appreciate the multidisciplinary nature of bioinformatics and its role in modern scientific research and in biological practice.
- Understand how data from different levels of biology, from genetics to population, can be combined to yield knowledge.
- Appreciate the ways in which this knowledge can be applied and utilised.
- The ability to construct and express logical arguments.
- The capacity to integrate different types of information to generate a unified understanding which can be communicated clearly either verbally or in writing.
Last updated: 2 December 2019