GENE40080 Population Genetics

Academic Year 2021/2022

The module aims at giving students hands-on experience with modern population genetics (theory and data). The module is centred on the four evolutionary forces (mutation, selection, genetic drift and gene flow) including human examples. The module consists of lectures, invited speakers and computer practicals. The module ends with students using their acquired skills to solve a staged “Crime Scene”. This part of the module will involve both wet laboratory work and genetic data analyses.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:
• Appreciate the role of the four evolutionary forces in shaping genetic diversity
• Analyse population genetic data
• Collect genetic samples from the environment
• Produce genotypic data using population genetic molecular markers in the lab
• Establish genetic identity of individual samples

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

11

Practical

12

Computer Aided Lab

9

Autonomous Student Learning

93

Total

125

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures and practicals 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

Students should have passed Principles of Genetics (GENE 20020) or Plant and Animal Genetics (GENE 20010) or an equivalent module.

Learning Recommendations:

Students should have at least a basic concept of population based genetics.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Attendance: Attendance/engagement during lectures and practicals. Throughout the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

10

Lab Report: Continuous practicals Varies over the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

60

Multiple Choice Questionnaire: Online test open book. Includes calculations Varies over the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

30


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Individual feedback after each assessment

Name Role
Dr Graham Hughes Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Emma Teeling Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Sanni Hintikka Tutor
Mr Andrew Tighe Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Workshop Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22 Fri 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22 Thurs 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22 Tues 15:00 - 15:50
Spring