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BGM3058 : Integrated Genetics

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • 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 and planned revision ahead of the final written examinations.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module provides a review of all compulsory 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)
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study931:0093:00Individual Study
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).

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1802A100Four sections (2 -5 questions in each section). 3 hours in duration.
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).

Reading Lists