Module Database

Information for module BIOLM011

This module is available for: The current academic year and The next academic year(provisional)

If you're a member of UCL you can add this module to your personalised course list

This information is for guidance only. If you are a UCL undergraduate interested in studying one of these courses, you must seek permission from both the providing department and your 'home' department. Appearance in this database is not a guarantee that a course is running in any particular academic year.


Module code:BIOLM011(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Human Genetics in Context (Masters level)
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:Dr Garrett Hellenthal
Organiser's location:Biological Sciences
Organiser's email:g.hellenthal@ucl.ac.uk
Available for students in Year(s):4,
Module prerequisites:BIOL3013/M013 Advanced Human Genetics: Basic principles 
Module outline:This module builds on the Advanced Human Genetics module to introduce the burning issues in the science of human genetics, and how discoveries in human genetics are affecting our society. Lectures will be given by several experts currently working on a variety of important and timely topics, including population genetics, model organisms, eQTLs, infectious disease, genomic imprinting and complex diseases. The course will highlight some of the major fields of study within human genetics today, discussing statistical techniques used to model these biological questions and the major, up-to-date insights such methods have provided.  
Module aims:1. To provide participants with an introduction to the burning issues in the science of human genetics. 2. To explore how statistical techniques are being used to answer scientific questions, and the findings we have learned from these models. 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. Understand the techniques researchers have used to answer major biological questions. 3. Critically evaluate the impact of discoveries in human genetics. 4. Access resources for further self-directed learning. 
Key skills provided by module: 
Module timetable:https://cmis.adcom.ucl.ac.uk:4443/timetabling/moduleTimet.do?firstReq=Y&moduleId=BIOLM011 
Module assessment:Coursework 35.00%.
Unseen two-hour written examination 65.00%.
 
Notes: 
Taking this module as an option?: 
Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only) 
Last updated:2016-04-07 16:31:54 by ucbtgrh