Undergraduate Course: Genes and Gene Action 2 (BILG08003)
|School||School of Biological Sciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The concept of the gene, the nature of chromosomes, and genetic mapping. Molecular genetics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Protein synthesis and the regulation of gene expression. The manipulation of DNA.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 33,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 15,
Online Activities 2,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||In-course problem. In-course assessment = 30%, examination = 70%.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Have consolidated their understanding of classical genetics and be able to explain how genetics is used to analyse a variety of biological phenomena.
- Be able to explain molecular processes that control gene expression and cell division.
- Be able to describe basic genetic manipulation and cloning techniques, and how these have been applied to analyse particular genetic diseases
- Be able to explain how genes function to control cell division and cell fate in developing multicellular organisms.
- Be able to analyse genetic data and to carry out genetic experiments
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Research and Enquiry
Personal and Intellectual Autonomy
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Laboratory W 1000-1300 or 1400-1700, alternate weeks
Tutorial W 1000-1200, W 1400-1700 or Th 1400-1600, alternate weeks
|Course organiser||Prof David Finnegan
Tel: (0131 6)50 5377/5526
|Course secretary||Mrs Carolyn Wilson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8651
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