Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Course Aims: The aim of this course is to provide an in-depth, up-to-date understanding of human genetics, with a special emphasis on recent findings from studies in the fields of genome, evolutionary and population biology. 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. Main Learning Outcomes: The student understand the importance played by the ready availability of genome sequence data from human populations and individuals throughout the world, and how this has impacted on the field of human genetics. Examples discussed range from disease susceptibility, likely environmental adaptions, the features that distinguish us from apes, and the role of introgression between anatomically modern humans and other homnins. The student will understand the forces, both directed and random, that shape the formation and reformation of the human genome. Content: The application of new sequencing techniques to and the tools used to analyse this data.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written paper (70%), in-course assessment (30%) consisting of one written essay style assessment.
Practice exam questions for Honours courses will be available via MyAberdeen. Whole-year exam information sessions will be delivered during the year. Problem-solving and data analysis sessions will be delivered during the year.
In-course assessments will provide written comments and feedback. Opportunity for whole-class feedback will be provided during exam information and problem-solving sessions .