Academic year(s): 2017-2018
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
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.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MT2508
Weekly contact: 2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 0.5 tutorial (weeks 2 - 11).
Scheduled learning hours: 30
Guided independent study hours: 120
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%