BS222-5-AU-CO:
Genome Science

The details
2023/24
Life Sciences (School of)
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 15 December 2023
15
09 February 2024

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

BS312, BS320

Key module for

BSC C700 Biochemistry,
BSC C701 Biochemistry (Including Placement Year),
BSC C703 Biochemistry (Including Year Abroad),
BSC CR00 Biochemistry (Including Foundation Year),
BSC C400 Genetics,
BSC C402 Genetics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C403 Genetics (Including Placement Year),
BSC CK00 Genetics (Including Foundation Year),
MSCIC098 Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Including Year Abroad),
MSCIC099 Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Including Placement Year),
MSCICZ99 Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Module description

This module presents genomics techniques for studying gene regulation at the whole genome level. The focus is on the eukaryotic genomes but the content is applicable to study any organisms. The course includes a wet lab and computer practical sessions on next-generation sequencing and its analysis.

Module aims

This module aims to give an overview of main approaches and concepts in the field of genome science.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:

1. Describe the techniques and approaches used to study genomes and genes;
2. Explain how Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data is obtained and analysed;
3. Describe the organisation of eukaryotic genomes.;
4. Understand main principles of transcription regulation;
5. Explain how genomes and genes change and evolve;
6. Explain how molecular approaches are contributing to the diagnosis and treatment of disease;
7. Demonstrate competence in a) the analysis and interpretation of data, b) written communication, c) the use of DNA sequence analysis programs.




Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

16 x 1 hour lectures and 1 revision class before summer exam; 3 practicals (4 hour wet lab and 2x2 hour PC labs or equivalent)

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Prac (1, 2 & 3) Worksheet   22/12/2023  100% 
Exam  Main exam: In-Person, Open Book (Restricted), 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) 
Exam  Reassessment Main exam: In-Person, Open Book (Restricted), 120 minutes during September (Reassessment Period) 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Pallavi Singh, email: pallavi.singh@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Patrick Varga Weis, Dr Stathis Giotis, Dr John Ferguson
School Undergraduate Office, email: bsugoffice (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)

 

Availability
Yes
No
No

External examiner

Dr Thomas Clarke
University of East Anglia
Senior lecturer/associate professor
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 41 hours, 32 (78%) hours available to students:
9 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information
Life Sciences (School of)

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