GENETICS, HUMAN BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION
Credit points: 15
This is an introduction to general genetics and human biology suitable for students intending to pursue further studies in these areas or as a one-semester terminal subject. Included is the history and importance of genetics in understanding human nature and in improving quality of life. Topics include the nature and functioning of the genetic message, the mechanics of inheritance, developmental and quantitative genetics, genes in populations, conservation and ecological genetics, human behavioural genetics and the significance of human genetic variation, genetics in larger evolutionary patterns, the origin of life, speciation, macro-evolution and the origins of modern humans.
Subject Co-ordinatorJodie Young
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Essentials of Genetics
AuthorKlug et al.
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
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Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term L1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell
LectureWeek: 2 - 7
One 36.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via blended.
PracticalWeek: 2 - 7
One 15.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via blended.
|One 2-hour end of semester examination (2,000-word equivalent) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ). Summative assessment||N/A||N/A||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO6|
|Online module components (1,100-word equivalent) Formative assessment as part of the learning cycle supporting the transition between on-line activities and face to face practicals. Approx. 100-words/quiz.||N/A||N/A||No||22||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6|
|4 x Practical worksheets (1,000-word equivalent total ) Formative assessment as students show their understanding of the practical component. 4 practical sessions with associated worksheets (250 each).||N/A||N/A||No||28||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6|