Core Module Information
Module title: Genes and Inheritance [Hong Kong]

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

Module code: BMS08600
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 DNA replication, gene expression, transcription, translation, mutations and repair. We will look at the regulation of these processes and investigate what happens when they fail. The module includes genome evolution and horizontal gene transfer. You will also learn how to present, analyse and interpret data, and write a lab book according to GLP standards.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Explain the key concepts of genetics.
LO2: Discuss how key concepts are regulated and what happens when regulation fails.
LO3: Discuss the evolution of the genome, including horizontal gene transfer.
LO4: Carry out lab experiments involving transfer, manipulation and analysis of DNA.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Debbie Jamieson
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
A mixture of face-to-face and independent learning will be used to support you with this module. Face-to-face teaching involves lectures, tutorials and practicals. Lectures and tutorials will cover LOs1-3. The practicals will cover LO4. All classes will contain some form of activities to encourage you to engage with the module. There will also be suggestions for further reading to encourage independent studies.

Formative Assessment:
On-line self-assessment tests will be available to help you with the contents of the module with feedback given immediately. You will be shown how to write a lab book. Formative feedback will also be given directly to students at each lab class. Mock exam questions made available prior to the exam will help you to become familiar with the style of questions. Your answers will be peer reviewed in one of the tutorial sessions and after that the tutors will provide model answers. This will help you feel more confident in the exam at the end of the module.

Summative Assessment:
Coursework assessment will include the preparation of lab report (LO4, 2000 words) in week 9. This is worth 50% of the overall module mark. An exam at the end of the module( in week 14/15) will assess knowledge and understanding (LOs 1-3). This is worth 50% of the overall module mark.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 9
Face To Face Tutorial 9
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 9
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2.5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170.5
Total Study Hours199
Expected Total Study Hours for Module199

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Laboratory report 50 4 9 , WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2 & 3 14/15 HOURS= 02.00
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BMS08600 Genes and Inheritance HK