Human Genetics

Module code: BS3031

This wide-ranging module will cover the various disciplines of modern human genetics and will investigate the impact that molecular biology, combined with genetic analysis, is having on our understanding of the human genome in health and disease. This module will also give an outline on the organisation and dynamics of the human genome and how research in human genetics can be used for the benefit of society.


  • 22 hours of lectures
  • 7 hours of tutorials
  • 1 hour seminar
  • 120 hours of guided independent study


  • Exam, 2 hours and 15 minutes (70%)
  • Essay, 3,000 words (30%)