Skip to main content


BGM3058 : Integrated Genetics

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Professor David Lydall
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


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) - PIP
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 review the core scientific material and key concepts in a concise manner (K1-K2,S1-S4) and to direct students towards important original sources of information in the study guides providing a framework for guided independent study and revision (K1-K2, S1-S4). Skills sessions aid the development of an understanding of current research and the experimental basis of key concepts and core knowledge (K1-K2, S1-S4).
These sessions also provide experience of abstract and data analysis using practice questions to stimulate informal discussion and aid in the 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.

Public health contingency:
All skills sessions can/will move to online synchronous delivery.

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, up to 3000 words)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

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

Public health contingency:
Invigilated exam can/will move to online, open book 24-hour exam (same format)

Reading Lists