2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
BLGY3110 Applied Genetics
20 creditsClass Size: 100
Module manager: Dr Andrew Cuming
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualificationsBLGY1232 OR BLGY2262 OR BLGY2175 OR BLGY2296 OR BIOL2111 must be completed before taking this module. See below for module details
|BLGY1232||Introduction to Genetics|
|BLGY2262||Animal Developmental Biology|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
At the end of the course students should have a sound grasp of the techniques used to achieve the genetic transformation of bacteria, fungi, plants and animals, and the uses to which these and other molecular biology techniques are being put in the agricultural, medical and commercial fields.
Their understanding will be assessed during the course, in the 'Genetics Debates' and after the submission of an assessed essay. At the end of the course they will sit an examination which tests both their general knowledge base and their comprehension of selected subjects.
The “Genetics Debates” provide experience in team-working, presentation and logical argument in support of a proposition related to current issues of public concern surrounding genetic manipulation and genetic technologies in general.
- Plant breeding and plant genetic manipulation.
- Advanced aspects of in vitro DNA manipulation and protein engineering.
- Genetic engineering of micro-organisms for pharmaceutical production.
- Gene therapy for inherited disorders.
- Ethical and biohazard aspects of genetic manipulation.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||158.00|
|Total Contact hours||42.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Student attendance at lectures and seminars will be monitored in line with standard faculty practice.
- Completion of coursework and exam.
- Engagement with VLE resources.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Written Work||Written essay||10.00|
|Presentation||Assessment of verbal presentation||10.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||20.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||3 hr||80.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||80.00|
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 10/09/2019
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