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Postgraduate Course: Conservation Genetics (BIME11025)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Course Start Date 15/09/2014
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Online Activities 25, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 53 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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.
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Learning Outcomes
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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Sharron Ogle
Tel:
Email: sogle@staffmail.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Lauren Sandford
Tel: (0131 6)51 5470
Email: Lauren.Sandford@ed.ac.uk
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