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
2023/4, 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:

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