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MT4530   Population Genetics

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 9.00 am Mon (even weeks), Tue and Thu

This module aims to show how the frequencies of characteristics in large natural populations can be explained using mathematical models and how statistical techniques may be used to investigate model validity. The syllabus includes: Mendel's First and Second Laws, random mating and random union of gametes, Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, linkage, inbreeding, assortative mating, X-linked loci, selection and mutation.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MT2508

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 0.5 tutorial (weeks 2 - 11).

Scheduled learning hours: 30

Guided independent study hours: 120

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module teaching staff: Dr I B J Goudie