10 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: A-Level Biology or Equivalent Scientific Qualification

Aims/Description: Familiarity with classical population and quantitative genetics is fundamental to the modern synthesis of biology. This module provides an introduction to the principles of genetics at the levels of the individual and the population. Topics include Mendelian inheritance and gene interaction, linkage, heritability, sources and maintenance of variation in populations, divergence of populations and speciation. Lectures will emphasise an approach to understanding genetics at the individual and population level by learning how genetic inferences are made through quantitative analyses. Assessment will be by formal examination.

Staff Contact: Dr Kai Zeng
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam
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