Total Credits: 10
Level: Level 3
Target Students: Final year students taking Genetics, Human Genetics, Biochemistry and Genetics degrees. Available to JYA/Erasmus students.
|Autumn||Assessed by end of Autumn Semester|
Prerequisites: C42418 Bacterial Genes and Development is desirable.
|C42324||Genes, Genomes and Chromosomes|
Summary of Content: This module will deal with the mechanisms through which eukaryotic genes are expressed and the ways in which the expression of genes is modulated. Gene regulation at different levels and by distinctive mechanisms will be illustrated by detailed consideration of examples drawn from a variety of eukaryote models. Particular emphasis will be placed on recent research into the molecular details of transcriptional control in yeast and post-transcriptional control in multicellular eukaryotes.
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Lecture||11 weeks||1 per week||3 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Exam 1||100||2 hour exam|
Dr G Morgan
Education Aims: To explain and explore the mechanisms through which eukaryotic genes are expressed and the ways in which their expression is modulated.
Knowledge and understanding:
A5 This module addresses in detail the mechanisms underpinning gene expression in eukaryotes.
A6 This module addresses the development of novel techniques and approaches in the field of molecular genetics relevant to research into the mechanisms of gene control.
B1 This module involves critical evaluation of research literature through directed reading.
B3 Understanding complex ideas regarding the molecular functioning of the gene expression apparatus and relating these to examples of gene control.
D4 Accessing the support material for the module involve using and accessing information and communication technology.
Offering School: Biology
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