MICR40090 Systems Biology of Microorganisms

Academic Year 2019/2020

The field of systems biology focuses on the components of a biological system, their interactions and how these interactions give rise to a functional cell. The field relies on the advances in genomic, proteomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics as well as in computer science and mathematics to describe a cell and cell processes. Systems biology is a key field of study that will transform biology over the coming decades. This module will provide an overview of the rapidly expanding field of systems biology as it relates to microorganisms.This is an advanced module assuming level 3 knowledge regarding genetics, microbiology and metabolism. It is strongly recommended that students have succesfully completed BMOL30030 'Regulation of Gene Expression'

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Learning Outcomes:

1. Explain the basic concepts of systems biology2. Describe the methodologies applied in systems biology as they apply to microorganisms3. Explain how the data provided by individual approaches are integrated to provide a description of a living cell

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

10

Specified Learning Activities

32

Autonomous Student Learning

70

Total

112

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
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Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

It is strongl;y recommended that students have succesfully completed an adavnced genetics module such as BMOL30030 or equivalent. Students need to have an understanding of Biochemistry/Microbiology/Pharmacology or equivalent at level 3


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Equivalents:
Systems Microbiology (INDM40090)

 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: On line assignment via Brightspace Week 11 n/a Graded No

100


Carry forward of passed components
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Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
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Name Role
Professor Stephen Gordon Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.  
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23 Fri 09:00 - 09:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23 Mon 10:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23 Wed 10:00 - 10:50
Spring