Core Module Information
Module title: Genes & Inheritance Sri Lanka

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

Module code: BMS08802
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
LO2: Discuss how key concepts are regulated and what happens when regulation fails
LO3: Discuss the evolution of the genome
LO4: Explain population genetics
LO5: Carry out lab experiments involving transfer, manipulation and analysis of DNA

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SRI LANKA
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 20
Face To Face Tutorial 6
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 160
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 50 1 & 5 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 2, 3 & 4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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