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Module code:BIOL0003 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Introduction to Genetics
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Prof Steve Jones and Dr Lawrence Bellamy
Organiser's location:Biological Sciences
Available for students in Year(s):1
Module prerequisites:None. 
Module outline:An introduction to the genetics of a variety of creatures from peas to humans. Mendelism, linkage, genetic ratios, linkage maps, chromosomes, mitochondrial inheritance, mutation, quantitative genetics, family structure, evolutionary genetics and natural selection.  
Module aims:To introduce modern genetics in a specifically non-molecular context in the hope that students will see that molecular biology has the potential to answer larger and more important questions rather than being simply an end in itself. 
Module objectives:At the end of the module the student should be able to analyse pedigrees, construct simple genetic maps, analyse quantitative characters and the distribution of genes in populations, understand the nature of mutation and have developed some insight into the sort of "genetical thinking" - from Mendel to McClintock - that has the potential to illuminate the important problems of molecular and cellular biology today. 
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Module assessment:

UG FHEQ Level 4

  • Standard assessment pattern:
    • Term essay (1,000 words) 15.00%
    • Tutorials 15.00%
    • End of year unseen exam (2 hours) 70.00%
Notes:This module is ONLY available to those who have it as a compulsory module, and as an option/elective to BASc students taking the Health and Environment pathway. 
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Last updated:2018-07-30 18:08:01 by ucbtksr