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At the end of the course, students will:
1. Understand how genetic information is decoded in living cells and how it is transmitted from one generation to the next.
2. Understand how variation in genetic information is reflected by intra-and inter-species diversity and be familiar with concepts of natural selection, genetic drift, gene flow and adaptive evolution.
3. Get an overview of available DNA technology and molecular genetics tools and have a general understanding of how they are applied in areas relevant to environmental research.
4. Get familiar with themes of ongoing genetic research at UCD, which are relevant to environmental studies.
DNA as inherited and functional information
DNA as a repository of variation among individuals and species
Interactions between environmental agents and DNA
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
There are no pre-requisites for taking this module.Learning Recommendations:
There are no pre-requisites for taking this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Participation in discussions on relevant topics with student peers (online).||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: 2500 word essay||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Online, open book MCQ exam.||Week 6||n/a||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
MCQ - individual/group feedback and automated feedback. Participation in discussion boards - individual/group feedback Final essay - individual feedback
|Assoc Professor Jens Carlsson||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Graham Hughes||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Carl Ng||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Elke Eichelmann||Tutor|
|Dr Susanne Schilling||Tutor|