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BGM3058 : Integrated Genetics

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Professor David Lydall
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


The BGM3058 module (Integrated Genetics) is designed to:

•       encourage students to consolidate their knowledge of fundamental genetic principles as taught throughout the Biomedical Genetics programme.

•       reinforce the development of important critical skills including interpretation of the scientific literature, data analysis and problem solving.

•       provide a support framework to enable effective preparation for the final written examinations.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module reviews integrated knowledge across all modules specified in the biomedical genetics programmes.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching71:007:00Skills sessions (5 in SM1 and 2 in SM2 subject to student requests) - in person
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study931:0093:00Individual Study
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
BGM3056Evolution and Genomics
BGM3061Genetic variation in common disease
BGM3062Genetics of Development and its Disorders
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The skills sessions are used to discuss and review core scientific material and key concepts in a concise manner (K1-K2,S1- S4). Skills sessions aid in understanding the current research literature and the experimental basis of key concepts and knowledge (K1-K2, S1-S4). These sessions provide experience of data analysis using practice questions, stimulating discussion and development of critical skills and problem solving (K2, S1-S4). The skills sessions provide opportunities to increase understanding by reflection and discussion (K1-K2, S1).

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1802A100Invigilated Exam: Four sections (2-5 questions in each section, calculations, short and long answer)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written examination tests core knowledge and understanding of the subject under time-constraint conditions (K1-K2, S1-S4). The examination tests critical thinking, problem solving, data analysis and interpretation (K2, S1-S4).

Reading Lists