SCQF Level 10
Academic year(s): 2019-2020
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students
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 (x 10 weeks) and 0.5 tutorial (x 10 weeks).
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