Genetics: Evolution and Gene Expression

Module code: NS4003

Topics Covered

  • Origin of Life
  • Genetic diversity and evolution
  • Gene duplication, phylogeny and capacitance in evolution
  • Evolutionary pressures that gave rise to modern humans
  • Homeobox genes
  • Control and ,molecular mechanisms of gene expression in mammals
  • Perturbation of gene expression in disease
  • Mass extinction events and evolution of new biota

Learning

  • 47 hours of lectures
  • 16 hours of seminars
  • 7 hours of tutorials
  • 15 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 3 hours of supervised time in lab/studio/workshop
  • 212 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Exam, 2.5 hours (30%)
  • Exam, 3 hours (30%)
  • Coursework (20%)
  • Poster synopsis and critical review (10%)
  • Debate content and performance (10%)