Genetics, Biodiversity and Behaviour

Module code: NS2006

Topics Covered

  • Phylogeny and the tree of life
  • Basic animal and plant development
  • Animal and plant origins and diversity
  • Biodiversity/ecology and its importance
  • Animal behavioural adaptations
  • Plant physiology and its consequences for the environment and food production
  • Chromosomal inheritance and genetic variation
  • Genetic and statistical analysis
  • Recognition of genetic disease
  • Elements of genetic evolution
  • DNA sequencing technologies
  • Bioinformatics tools
  • Hardy-Weinberg principle

Learning

  • 45 hours of lectures
  • 3 hours of seminars
  • 12 hours of tutorials
  • 30 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 25 hours of supervised time in lab/studio/workshop 
  • 185 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • 2 exams, 1.5 hours each (60%)
  • Report (20%)
  • Coursework (20%)