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Module code:PSYC3307(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Genes and Behaviour
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Dr. Helena Zavos (covering sabbatical of Prof. Essi Viding)
Organiser's location:Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College
Organiser's email:
Available for students in Year(s):3,
Module prerequisites:Students must have relevant lower level Psychology or equivalent. Non-Psychology students wishing to take this course as an elective need to contact the Psychology Third Year Tutor. Affiliate students need to contact the UG Teaching Administrator for Psychology. Without tutor agreement the choice will not be approved on Portico. Please see the information sheet on this webpage: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychlangsci/students/current/subsidiary/subsidiary_psychology 
Module outline:This module will provide a good overall understanding of the contribution of behavioural genetics research to the understanding of psychopathology and cognitive development. Various methods used in behavioural genetics research will be overviewed. Particular emphasis is given to how genetically informative study designs can be used to understand the way in which both genetic and environmental risk operates. The course will also cover the ethical implications of behavioural genetic research.  
Module aims:This module will provide an overview of behavioural genetics in psychology.  
Module objectives:Students should develop a basic understanding of behavioural genetics methods and learn to interpret research findings in this area. Students should learn to appreciate how genetically informative study designs can improve our understanding of both genetic and environmental contributions to individual differences in behaviour.  
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Module timetable:https://cmis.adcom.ucl.ac.uk:4443/timetabling/moduleTimet.do?firstReq=Y&moduleId=PSYC3307 
Module assessment:Unseen three-hour written examination 100.00%.
 
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Taking this module as an option?:Not without pre-requisites and approval, see above 
Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)Moving to Moodle for 2013-14 
Last updated:2013-05-16 14:12:34 by ucjtjst