|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||1 x 2 hour lecture per week (22 hours)|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.||40%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.||60%|
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 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.
This module is at CQFW Level 3