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2BI131 Genetics

Learning outcomes

A candidate having completed the course have the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge

The Candidate can

  • the central concepts, principles in classical, chromosomal, bacterial/viral, population, quantitative and evolutionary genetics

Skills

The Candidate can

  • master analytical methods used in classical, chromosomal, bacterial/viral, population, quantitative and evolutionary genetics

 

Course content

Introduction to classical, population, quantitative and evolutionary genetics, including: meiosis; Mendel’s laws; probability; pedigree analysis; crosses (test-, back-, monohybrid-, dihybrid- etc.); recombination frequency and linkage analysis; gene mapping; chromosomal aberrations; transposable elements; allele frequency; Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium; natural selection; genetic drift; quantitative trait loci; heritability; marker-assisted breeding; variation and divergence; founder effect; molecular clocks.

Teaching and working methods

  • lectures
  • discussion groups

Coursework requirements

 None

Examination

  • one individual written assignment that counts 30 %
  • individual written examination, 4-hour, counts 70 %

Both parts must be passed to receive a final grade.

The grading system is based on the letters from A-F, where E is the minimum passing grade