|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Other||Workshop (5 hours)|
|Lecture||10 x 1 hour lectures|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours theory paper||60%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours theory paper||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||resubmission of failed coursework||40%|
On completion of the module, students should be able to:
- demonstrate a basic understanding of the role of DNA in the hereditary process,
- analyse the outcomes for simple Mendelian inheritance,
- explain in simple terms the process of evolution,
- outline the process of gene expression and its use in recombinant technology.
The module aims to give a basic understanding of aspects of genetics and evolution considered essential to complement and underpin other aspects of biology. It will give level 0 students some exposure to these areas of study to enable them to make informed choices about their future degree courses.
The curriculum will include:
- Inheritance and the linkage of inheritance to nuclear material, genes and DNA.
- DNA organization into chromosomes.
- Principles of linkage mapping.
- Expression and regulation of genetic information.
- Recombinant DNA technology.
- Genomes and model organisms.
- Basic aspects of DNA replication, meiosis and mitosis.
- Change through genetic mutation.
- Mendelian genetics.
- The process of evolution and Darwin's contribution to evolutionary theory.
- The relationships between phyla on an evolutionary basis.
Purves, William K. (Feb. 2004) Life:The Science of Biology and Lecture Notebook Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 3