Postgraduate Course: Conservation Genetics (BIME11025)
|School||School of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will introduce the principles and applications of conservation genetics, from assessing the genetic health of individuals and whole populations to deciding on species and sub-species divisions. The key genetic analyses currently employed in this type of study will be described and their technical and theoretical limitations discussed, as will their considerable power in assisting key conservation decisions to be made.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Online Activities 25,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Formal summative written assessment will constitute 60% of the student's grade. Online assessment will incorporate a variety of activities will constitute 40% of their overall course grade and is taken to represent a formative assessment of learning throughout the programme.
|No Exam Information
| At the end of this course, students should be able to:
&· Define the term conservation genetics and give examples of the types of questions it can answer.
&· Understand the laboratory techniques required to generate suitable genetic data, from sample collection to DNA extraction and genotyping methods.
&· Describe the limitations of genetic analyses in this setting.
&· Understand the link between individual genetic profiles and those of populations.
&· Understand the basic principles of population genetics in order to make meaningful analyses of raw genetic data.
&· Give examples of where genetic analyses have contributed to conservation decision-making.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Sharron Ogle
|Course secretary||Miss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 5470
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