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GN3502: GENETICS (2017-2018)

Last modified: 15 May 2017 09:50


Course Overview

  • this is a comprehensive course, providing an essential foundation for all advanced studies in Genetics and Molecular Biology; 
  • the principles of molecular genetics and population genetics will be covered, with an emphasis on their application to the understanding of human biology. The teaching material will integrate information arising from the recent explosion of genome sequence data, equipping students with the necessary skills to engage with this rapidly developing field; 
  • a wide range of transferable skills are embedded within the course, including problem-solving, critical analysis of research material, oral and written presentation and subject-specific laboratory and computational skills

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Alexander Lorenz

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

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 principles of genetic analysis; genetics of a simple eukaryotes; genome-enabled genetics; population genetics; medical genetics, including simple and complex genetic diseases.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc Biochemistry
  • BSc Biochemistry (Biobusiness)
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences (Develop'l Biol)
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences (Molecular Biol)
  • BSc Biotechnology (Applied Molecular Bio)
  • BSc Genetics
  • BSc Genetics (Biobusiness)
  • BSc Genetics (Immunology & Biobusiness)
  • BSc Genetics (Immunology)
  • BSc Human Embryology & Dev'l Biology
  • BSc Molecular Biology
  • BSc Molecular Biology (Biobusiness)
  • BSc in Biotechnology (Applied Molecular Biology & Biobusines
  • Bsc In Biomedical Sciences (Dev Biology & Biobusiness)
  • Bsc In Biomedical Sciences (Molecular & Biobusiness)
  • Bsc In Human Embryology & Developmental Biology (Biobusiness
  • MSci Biochemistry (Biobusiness) with Ind Plt
  • MSci Biochemistry with Industrial Placement
  • MSci Biotechnology (Ap Mol Bio & Biobusiness) with Ind'l P'mnt
  • MSci Genetics (Biobusines) with Ind'l Pl'mnt
  • MSci Genetics (Immunology) with Ind'l Pl'mnt
  • MSci Genetics with Industrial Placement
  • MSci Molecular Biology with Indust Placem
  • MSci in Biomedical Sci (Developm'l Biology) with Ind Placm't
  • MSci in Biomedical Science (Molecular Biol) with Ind Plac't
  • MSci in Biotechnology(Appd Molecular Bio) with Ind Placement
  • MSci in Human Embryology & Developmental Bio with Ind Plac't
  • MSci in Molecular Biology (Biobusiness) with Industri Placem
  • Msci In Biomedical Sciences (Develo Biolo & Bio Bus) With Ip
  • Msci In Biomedical Sciences (Molecular Bio& Biobus) With Ip
  • Msci In Genetics (Immunology & Biobusiness) With Ip

Contact Teaching Time

89 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour essay examination (70%) and in-course assessment (30%). Continuous assessment comprises: 2 laboratory reports and 1 essay.

Resit: 1 three-hour essay examination (70%) and previous continuous assessment (30%).

Formative Assessment

- PRS-based revision sessions allow students to practice for MCQ tests and receive feedback on their performance. - PRS-based MCQ in lectures/practicals. - Practice exam questions on MyAberdeen. - Problem-solving sessions.

Feedback

- Practical reports and essays will be marked with written comments. - Problem solving questions will be discussed during a lecture/feedback session. - Tutorial sessions will provide feedback on course content. - Students are given general feedback on performance during PRS revision sessions. - Students receive on-line feedback on completion of the MCQ tests and quizzes. - PRS MCQ assessment answers discussed during assessment session. Immediate feedback on practice questions available on MyAberdeen. - Feedback on problem-based learning exercise.

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