Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 10:48
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Course Aims: The course aims to provide students with a detailed understanding of the forces that shape genetic variation within a population, using examples from recent studies of human and animal populations. The course will critically assess the methods used to determine genetic variation and relate it to variation in phenotypic traits. Main Learnig Outcomes: The student will understand how population genetic composition is controlled by mutation rates and selection, how human genetic disease incidence is directed by genetic epidemiological factors including gene polymorphism-phenotype association; describe the relationship of population structure to evolutionary history. The student will be able to analyse the progress in identifying genes responsible for complex disease phenotypes, and discuss the role of new sequencing techniques in the treatment of disease. Content: Population genetics, genetic epidemiology, immunogenetics, insights from genetically tractable model organisms, genetics of complex diseases and progress towards personal medicine.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written paper (70%), in-course assessment consisting of one essay (2000 words) (30%). Resit: 1 three-hour written paper (75%), plus previous in-course assessment essay (2000 words) (25%).
- Mock exam with personal tutor allows students to practice for essay based exams and receive feedback on their performance. - Practice exam questions on MyAberdeen - Problem-solving sessions with personal tutor
- Essays will be marked with written comments. - Tutorial sessions will provide feedback on course content. - Comments will be provided on the mock exam question.