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MT4530   Population Genetics

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

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 (x 10 weeks) and 0.5 tutorial (x 10 weeks).

Assessment pattern

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

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


Module coordinator: Dr G Minas
Module teaching staff: Dr Giorgos Minas, Dr Michael Papathomas