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Undergraduate Course: Gene Expression (MLBI10009)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biological Sciences CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe aim of these lectures is to familiarise students with the variety of mechanisms responsible for regulating the expression of genetic information at the level transcription and post-transcription mechanisms. Teaching will focus on the organisation and packaging of the genetic material in eukaryotic cells and the implications this has for genetic expression. In addition, basic transcription control mechanisms will be examined in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. RNA processing will be studied at the level of splicing and its importance in the regulation of gene expression will be discussed. The special mechanisms which have evolved to operate within, and to take advantage of, a chromatin context will also be reviewed from a biochemical and developmental perspective.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Notepads
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 20, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 76 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 80 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) October In-Course Test online remote and December Exam In-person, computer-based (ExamOnline)
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
Learning Outcomes
Increased understanding of Biological processes. Detailed learning outcomes will be provided later.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsMLBIGeneExpr
Contacts
Course organiserDr Christopher Sibley
Tel: (0131 6)51 1971
Email: chris.sibley@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Donna Wright
Tel: (0131 6)51 7051
Email: Donna.Wright@ed.ac.uk
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