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MB5523: HUMAN GENETICS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

Human genetics has undergone a revolution over the last decade, driven by technological innovations that have given us an unprecedented insight into the genetic diversity of our species. This course will explore how this information is used to determine the role of genetic variation in human health and disease.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Jonathan (School of Medical Sciences) Pettitt

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The following topics will be covered: Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium; Genetic Drift; Linkage Disequilibrium; Selection; Admixture; Inbreeding; Genome Wide Association Studies; Common Versus Rare/Unique Genetic Variants in Disease; Archaic Human Genomes.

The aim of this course is to provide an in-depth understanding of human genetics, with a special emphasis on recent findings from molecular population genetics. The course demonstrates how new insights into human biology and medicine have been obtained through the availability of multiple human genome sequences, and how these are shedding light on the evolution of important human traits. The student will understand the importance played by genome sequence data derived from human populations and individuals, including insights into how this has impacted our understanding of disease susceptibility, environmental adaptions, and the role of introgression between anatomically modern humans and other hominins. The student will gain an appreaciation of the forces, both directed and random, that shape the formation and reformation of the human genome.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26, 28, 30, 33
  • 2 Tutorials during University week34

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

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Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Written feedback will be provided for the in course, summative assessments and formative assessment exercises.

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Lab Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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