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Module code:BIOL3011(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Human Genetics in Context
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:Dr Oliver Davis
Organiser's location:Darwin 635
Organiser's email:oliver.davis@ucl.ac.uk
Available for students in Year(s):3,
Module prerequisites:BIOL3013 Advanced Human Genetics (1): Basic Principles. PLEASE NOTE BIOL3011 IS NOT AVAILABLE AS AN OPTIONAL MODULE - IT IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO 3RD YEAR STUDENTS WHO HAVE IT AS CORE FOR THEIR DEGREE PROGRAMME. 
Module outline:Genetic and environmental variation affects all complex human traits and disorders. However, which variants affect us and how they have their effects depends on the environmental, developmental and evolutionary context. For example, some genetic effects may be apparent only in childhood, only in the centre of large cities, or only when we are exposed to certain pathogens. In addition, human genetics is not studied in a vacuum: it is influenced by and influences human society. This module builds on the Advanced Human Genetics 1: Basic Principles module to introduce the burning issues in the science of human genetics, how context affects our genomes, and how discoveries in human genetics are affecting our society. 
Module aims:1. To provide participants with an introduction to the burning issues in the science of human genetics. 2. To explore how human genomes are affected by the context in which they find themselves. 3. To look at how discoveries in human genetics are affecting society.  
Module objectives:By the end of the course, participants should be able to: 1. Describe the main current issues in the science of human genetics. 2. Reason about how human genomes are affected by their context. 3. Critically evaluate the impact of discoveries in human genetics. 4. Access resources for further self-directed learning.  
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Module timetable:https://cmis.adcom.ucl.ac.uk:4443/timetabling/moduleTimet.do?firstReq=Y&moduleId=BIOL3011 
Module assessment:20% coursework and 5% problem solving 25.00%.
Unseen two-hour written examination 75.00%.
 
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