2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue
|Programme code:||BS-GENE||UCAS code:||C400|
|Duration:||3 Years||Method of Attendance:||Full Time|
|Programme manager:||Dr Andrew Cuming||Contact address:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
Total credits: 360
- A-level: AAA - AAB
- Including Biology and preferably another science or science-related subject. If Biology is the only science subject then an A grade is required. Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded.
- We accept the following science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics. Science-related subjects: computing, environmental science, food science, geography, geology, PE, psychology, science in society, statistics, use of mathematics.
- Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement.
International Baccalaureate: 35-34 (with 18-17 at higher level) including 6 in higher level Biology and another science or science-related subject at higher level.
School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:
Biological Sciences Undergraduate School
Examination board through which the programme will be considered:
Biological Sciences Undergraduate School: Biology
Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:
The subject of genetics is highly topical with the development of rapid and inexpensive whole genome sequencing driving advances being made in the medical sphere. The Genetics programme aims to demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of the processes of the transmission and expression of genetic information, and its variation in space (across populations) and in time (through evolution); the techniques, at the whole organism, microscopic, and molecular levels, by which this understanding has been reached and may be extended in the future and the economic and social potential of present genetic knowledge and its future development.
The Level one core curriculum exposes students to the fundamentals of Biology. Programme-specific core topics are covered at level 2 preparing for research-led subject specialist modules at level 3. A Leeds Genetics graduate therefore is trained to appreciate how research informs teaching, according to the University and School Mission statements. The extent and diversity of Genetics at Leeds, coupled with the medical input from clinical colleagues at St James' hospital and the LGI offers extensive choice.
Core practical and IT skills are taught at level 1 in specific modules, ensuring that all students are prepared similarly. At level 2, practicals are embedded in lecture modules to aid comprehension. At level 3, the research project includes practical work or data analysis and a range of alternatives to laboratory work are included, eg bioinformatics, computing, field work, re-working statistical data, interaction with schools etc. Supervisors are members of the Genetics programme team or else have appropriate expertise (for example in Clinical Genetics).
Academic tutorials are offered at levels 1 and 2 with the same tutor, who is also the personal tutor, providing continuity and progressive guidance. The tutor is a part of the genetics programme team and actively involved in genetics research. Levels 1 and 2 tutorials include a number of workshops to teach skills eg library use, presentation skills etc. followed by assessed exercises e.g. essays, talks etc. as opportunities to practice these skills in a subject-specific context.
International years and Industrial placements are also offered and individual needs are discussed with the appropriate tutor and accommodated wherever possible.
Year1 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study 120 credits.
Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|BLGY1125||Biology Practicals and Data Analysis||20 credits||Semester 1|
|BLGY1128||Living Planet||20 credits||Semester 1|
|BLGY1232||Introduction to Genetics||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY1234||Practical Genetics||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY1306||Research and Study Skills Level 1||10 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
|FOBS1135||The Basis of Life||20 credits||Semester 1|
Students must select at least 20 credits of optional modules.
|BIOL1223||Career and Professional Development for Life Scientists||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BIOL1225||How can Biological Sciences change the world||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY1211||Applied Biology and Agriculture||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY1238||Exploring Whole Organism Biology in the Lab and Field||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY1300||Coastal and Upland Habitats Field Course||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BMSC1212||Introduction to Pharmacology||10 credits||Semester 2|
|MICR1202||The Microbial World||10 credits||Semester 2|
Students who select BLGY1238 must also select BLGY1211.
Students may select upto 10 credits of discovery modules.
Year2 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study 120 credits.
Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
|BIOL2112||Genes and Genomes||20 credits||Semester 1|
|BLGY2132||Advanced Practical Skills for Genetics||10 credits||Semester 1|
|BLGY2163||How Plants Work||10 credits||Semester 1|
|BLGY2201||Introduction to Bioinformatics||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY2262||Animal Developmental Biology||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY2296||Human Genetics||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY2303||Research and Study Skills Level 2||10 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
Candidates will be required to study at least 30 credits from the following modules.
|BIOL2210||Biological Membranes and Cell Signalling||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BIOL2211||Human Diseases||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BIOL2223||Employment, Career planning and Professional Development for Life Scientists||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY2175||Human Populations||10 credits||Semester 1|
Pre-requisite for: BLGY3245
|10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY2225||Sustainable Food Production||10 credits||Semester 2|
|FOBS2240||Skills in Communicating Research beyond the University||10 credits||Semester 2|
|MICR2120||Cell Biology of Disease||10 credits||Semester 1|
|MICR2121||Molecular Virology||10 credits||Semester 1|
|MICR2221||Medical Immunology||10 credits||Semester 2|
Candidates may choose up to 10 credits of discovery modules.
Year3 - View timetable
Candidates will be required to study 120 credits
Candidates will be required to study 80 credits of modules.
|BLGY3110||Applied Genetics||20 credits||Semester 1|
|BLGY3152||Advanced Topics in Human Genetics||20 credits||Semester 1|
|BLGY3345||Biology Integrated Research Projects||40 credits||Semesters 1 & 2|
Candidates must select 40 credits of optional modules:
|BIOL3215||Cancer Biology||20 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY3205||Applied Plant Science||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY3245||Advanced Topics in Evolution||20 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY3246||Evolution and Population Genetics||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY3251||Animal Developmental Biology||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY3252||Plant Developmental Biology||10 credits||Semester 2|
|BLGY3291||Comparative Genomics||10 credits||Semester 2|
|MICR3211||Advanced Topics in Microbiology 2||20 credits||Semester 2|
|MICR3212||Advanced Topics in Microbiology 3||20 credits||Semester 2|
Students can choose either MICR3211 or MICR3212, but not both. Students must have the appropriate pre-requisite Level 1 & 2 modules in Microbiology/ Virology and obtain the approval of the Genetics and Microbiology programme leaders. Students can not take both MICR3212 and BIOL3215.
Last updated: 21/05/2019
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