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Chromosomes and Gene Functions

BMD111

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 9 am - 11 am
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11, 12: Monday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11, 12: Monday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11, 12: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11, 12: Tuesday 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 8, 9: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 8, 9: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 8, 9: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 8, 9: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm

Contact: Dr Brendan Curran
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is only available to students who enter under the B990 programme. Pre-req - A-level Biology or equivalent. This module aims to provide Biomedical Sciences students with a basic understanding of genetic inheritance, chromosome structure and function, how the flow of biological information from DNA to RNA to protein gives rise to the recognisable, inherited attributes of living organisms and how genetic mutations affect these processes. It uses seminal experiments to introduce the students to basic classical and molecular genetics, and then expands on these themes to include genetic engineering and genomic approaches to these phenomena. By the end of the module the students should appreciate the power and limitations of genetics, understand how inherited information manifests as phenotypes, and be able to discuss the principles that underlie patterns of inheritance.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 4

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