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
|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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Genes and Gene Action 2 (BILG08003)
It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
The Dynamic Cell 2 (BILG08009)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Lab coats will be supplied but students should provide a notebook and marker pen.
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 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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|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.
||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:
- Be able to explain chromosome structure, organisation and segregation, and the major processes involved in the regulation of gene expression.
- Be able to explain the mechanisms involved in genetic recombination and transposition, and to understand their importance in maintaining and disrupting genome stability and in genome modification.
- Demonstrate an ability to critically analyse molecular genetic data.
- Demonstrate an ability to research and compose an essay on a defined scientific topic in molecular genetics.
- Be able to carry out and interpret laboratory experiments in molecular genetics.
|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
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