Core Module Information
Module title: Genes and Inheritance

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BMS08103
Module leader: Nicole Payton
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Life Sciences


Description of module content:

In this module you will learn about the key concepts of genetics and gain experience of appropriate laboratory techniques. You will study prokaryotic and eukaryotic mechanisms and processes such as replication, gene expression, transcription, translation, mutations and repair. We will look at the regulation of these processes and investigate what happens when they fail. You will also learn about epigenetics. The module includes genome evolution and population genetics and how these can inform areas as diverse as disease mapping and conservation biology.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Explain the key concepts of genetics and discuss how they are regulated and what happens when they fail.
LO2: Discuss the evolution of the genome.
LO3: Explain population genetics.
LO4: Carry out lab experiments involving transfer, manipulation and analysis of DNA.
LO5: Demonstrate ability to plan and execute experimental work.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Nicole Payton
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 14
Face To Face Tutorial 20
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 9
Independent Learning Guided independent study 157
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 100 1,2,3,4,5 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BMS08103 Genes and Inheritance (1)