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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
BLGY3110 Applied Genetics
20 creditsClass Size: 100
Module manager: Dr Andrew Cuming
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2020/21
Pre-requisite qualificationsBLGY1232 OR BLGY2262 OR BLGY2175 OR BLGY2296 OR BIOL2111 must be completed before taking this module. See below for module details
|Introduction to Genetics
|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. There will be 6 x 20 minute recorded delivery of lecture material over 10 weeks plus integrated discussion points and a timetabled live interactive (flipped) session / week and one timetabled, live interactive session in the "Debate/position paper" component between weeks 3-10.
The "Debate/position paper" and flipped interactive sessions 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.
|Private study hours
|Total Contact hours
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Student attendance at lectures and seminars will be monitored in line with standard faculty practice.
- Completion of coursework.
- Engagement with VLE resources.
Methods of assessment
|% of formal assessment
|Team exercise, developing a 2 page "position paper", a recorded presentation, and a timetabled interactive session where the team answers questions on controversial issues in Genetics / Biotechnology.
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)
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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