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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

BLGY2296 Human Genetics

10 creditsClass Size: 250

Module manager: Dr Stephanie Wright
Email: s.c.wright@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisites

BLGY1232Introduction to Genetics

Module replaces

BLGY2282

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

The objectives of the module are;
- To study the human genome, chromosomes and heredity, particularly in relation to genetic disease and cancer;
- To discuss the impact of human genomic information in the context of human health, ethical issues and genetic counselling.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students will be able to:
- demonstrate a broad understanding of the concepts and information relevant to human genetics;
- understand human genome, chromosomes and heredity, particularly in relation to genetic disease and cancer;
- understand the impact of human genomic information in the context of human health, ethical issues and genetic counselling;
- understand the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to genetics;
- understand the skills necessary for exercising personal responsibility;
- demonstrate excellent decision making skills in relation to human genetics.


Syllabus

- chromatin context of the human genome and introduction to epigenetics;
- the Human genome project, including the use of electronic databases;
- organisation and evolution of the human genome;
- pathogenic and non-pathogenic human genetic variability;
- identifying human disease genes;
- single-gene-and multifactorial disorders;
- human cytogenetics and medical genetics;
- cancer genetics;
- genetic counselling and ethical issues.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture181.0018.00
Practical33.009.00
Private study hours73.00
Total Contact hours27.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Through in-course assignments.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Practical ReportPractical report10.00
In-course MCQMCQ15.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)25.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins75.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)75.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 25/04/2019

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