Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/pha-10026/lists
The module will instil basic understanding of nucleic acids, structure and organisation of the genetic materials and its inheritance, the concept of gene as well as information about gene expression and regulation.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Describe the structure and function of the genome and understand the basic mechanisms of its replication.: 1,4Describe the main key players of the central dogma of the molecular biology and understand how genetic information is used by cells.: 1,4Explain how mutations affect cell behaviours and understand their pathological implication.: 1,3Describe traditional principles of the genetic inheritance.: 1,3Describe basic mechanisms of gene expression and gene expression regulation.: 1,4Plan and undertake basic experimental procedures essential to create recombinant DNA molecules such as DNA extraction, DNA amplification by PCR, digestion, ligation, agarose electrophoresis.: 2Perform basic bioinformatics analysis.: 2
Lectures: 48 hoursLaboratory sessions: 32 hours Poster Presentation: 6 hoursExams: 4 hoursIndependent Study Hours: 210
1: Portfolio weighted 40%
Description of Module Assessment
Problem SetA series of four in course assignments (4 problems each assignment) that will be set during the module consisting of practical problems in classical genetics and molecular biology. Students will have two weeks to submit the solutions via Turnitin.2: Portfolio weighted 20%
Laboratory activitiesMultiple laboratory low stakes attitudinal tests (40% assessment weight) and a laboratory poster presentation (60% assessment weight) held two weeks after the completion of the practical sessions. The poster presentation should describe the results generated during the laboratory series.3: Exam weighted 20%
ExamA two hours exam comprising of 40 MCQ questions (five choices, one correct answer) and short answer questions (two to be chosen out of four), covering material across the first semester of genetics.4: Exam weighted 20%
ExamA two hour exam comprising of 40 MCQ questions (five choices, one correct answer) and short answer questions (two to be chosen out of four), covering material across the second semester of molecular biology.