2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
BLGY3152 Advanced Topics in Human Genetics
20 creditsClass Size: 100
Module manager: Dr Stephanie Wright
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualificationsSome genetics at Level 1.
Module replacesBLGY3151 and BLGY3230
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesStudents should have gained a knowledge of current research in a range of topics in human genetics.
On completion of the module, students will be able to;
- understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in human genetics;
- deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within human genetics;
- demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument;
- describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship;
- appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in human genetics;
- make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources; and
- apply their knowledge and understanding in order to initiate and carry out an extended piece of work or project;
- be able to use the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to human genetics;
- be able to exercise initiative and personal responsibility;
- be able to deploy decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations.
- Managing Knowledge: sourcing / selecting / interpreting data.
- Technical Competence: IT skills.
- Managing Self: planning, time management.
- Presentation Skills.
This module will cover these topics;
- mechanisms leading to genome instability
- DNA damage, repair and recombination
- genome instability in cancer
- telemere biology; telomeres in ageing and cancer
- recombination and generation of diversity in the immune system
- single gene and complex disorders
- triplet repeat disorders
- protein structures and human genetic disorders
- chromosome syndromes, molecular cytogenetics and chromosome mosaicism
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||168.00|
|Total Contact hours||32.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private study- Some of these topics will be well supported by e-lectures/Henry Stewart online talks (20 hours)
- 80 hours consolidating lectures and online learning
- 50 hours examination and preparation.
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- there will be two pieces of assessed coursework.
Methods of assessment
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||3 hr 00 mins||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||100.00|
3 x 1 hour essay questions (3/5)
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 25/04/2019
Browse Other Catalogues
- Undergraduate module catalogue
- Taught Postgraduate module catalogue
- Undergraduate programme catalogue
- Taught Postgraduate programme catalogue
Errors, omissions, failed links etc should be notified to the Catalogue Team.PROD