Molecular Genetics 3 University Of Edinburgh

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Molecular Genetics 3 University Of Edinburgh

Undergraduate Course: Molecular Genetics 3 (BILG09002)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biological SciencesCollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20ECTS Credits10
SummaryA core course in molecular genetics. The course covers chromosome structure and organisation; gene expression and RNA processing in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; genetic engineering; genetic stability and instability; transposable elements and DNA rearrangements; genetic analysis; mouse genetics and transgenesis. The lectures are complemented by tutorials and by practical sessions that provide hands-on experience of genetical and molecular genetical manipulations.
Course descriptionNot entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisitesStudents MUST have passed: Genes and Gene Action 2 (BILG08003)
It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed The Dynamic Cell 2 (BILG08009)
Prohibited CombinationsOther requirementsNone
Additional CostsLab coats will be supplied but students should provide a notebook and marker pen.
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)Quota:  None
Course StartSemester 1
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 21, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 16, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 26, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 128 )
Assessment (Further Info)Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment)Students are required to obtain an aggregate mark of 40% based on the weighting of marks for one examination and two in-course components of assessment.


Paper 1. Written paper: a two-hour written examination in December (week 12) will contribute 50% of the final mark.

In-course components of assessment: