SCQF level 9
Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 20
ECTS credits : 10
Level : SCQF level 9
Topics in this module will include: molecular variation and evolution, including phylogeny reconstruction; the evolution and maintenance of sex; the genetics of continuous traits, and the relative importance of continuous and discontinuous variation in evolution; evolutionary developmental biology; evolution of population genetic structure; the genetics of speciation, covering the evolution of pre- and post-zygotic isolation, and parapatric, sympatric and island speciation. Practicals will involve computer simulations to investigate a range of evolutionary phenomena, plus use of molecular markers to examine population structure and speciation.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass BL2303
Weekly contact: 3 x 1-hour lectures (x 10 weeks) and 1 x 2-hour and 1 x 3-hour practical during the semester.
Scheduled learning hours: 35
Guided independent study hours: 165
As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 66%, Coursework = 34%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 66%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 66%, Existing Coursework = 34%