Molecular Genetics 3 University Of Edinburgh
Undergraduate Course: Molecular Genetics 3 (BILG09002)
|School||School of Biological Sciences||College||College of Science and Engineering|
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)||Availability||Available to all students|
|SCQF Credits||20||ECTS Credits||10|
|Summary||A 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 description||Not entered|
|Pre-requisites||Students MUST have passed: Genes and Gene Action 2 (BILG08003)
It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed The Dynamic Cell 2 (BILG08009)
|Prohibited Combinations||Other requirements||None|
|Additional Costs||Lab coats will be supplied but students should provide a notebook and marker pen.|
|High Demand Course?||Yes|
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)||Quota: None|
|Course Start||Semester 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:
1. Essay: The essay should not be more than 2500 words and will be chosen from a list of nine titles provided in week 1. The essay should be handed in by the beginning of week 6 and will contribute 30% of the final mark.
2. Data handling session: A 2hr problem solving session will be undertaken in week 10, on the 23rd November from 1000-1200. This will be used to test the students ability to interpret and analyse scientific data. The data-handling session will contribute 20% of the final mark.
|Exam Diet||Paper Name||Hours & Minutes|
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Molecular Genetics 3||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
|On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
|Graduate Attributes and Skills||Research and enquiry
Personal and intellectual autonomy
|Course organiser||Prof David Leach
Tel: (0131 6)50 5373/5372
|Course secretary||Mrs Carolyn Wilson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8651