2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
BLGY3152 Advanced Topics in Human Genetics
20 creditsClass Size: 100
Module manager: Dr Stephanie Wright
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
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 - demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument;
- appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in human genetics;
- 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;
There will be a combination of live lectures and recorded videos that have been specifically adapted for online delivery. These will be interspersed with live sessions for discussion of specific research papers and lecture material. Student understanding will be assessed continuously throughout the course, both through these sessions and via the three pieces of assessed coursework. There will be timetabled sessions to provide coursework feedback.
The assessed coursework essays will provide experience in sourcing, selecting and interpreting data, and in presentation of logical arguments.
- Telomeres: biology, ageing and cancer;
- Epigenetics: mechanisms, genetic disease and cancer;
- DNA damage, repair and recombination, including mechanisms leading to genome instability;
- Recombination and generation of diversity in the immune system;
- Genome integrity in cancer and cancer genome projects (including epigenetics);
- Clinical aspects: chromosome syndromes, molecular cytogenetics, stratified medicine.
|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 supported external online talks;
- 168 hours consolidating lectures, online learning and coursework preparation.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackThere will be one piece of assessed coursework.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||33.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Online Time-Limited assessment||24 hr||67.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||67.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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