Genetics and Population Genetics (FND10)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Spring teaching

This module aims to provide you with a grounding in genetics, in terms of concepts, problem solving and appreciation of the theories behind the concepts. You will complete two problem based exercises, allowing development of skills and increased confidence in solving genetics problems.

Topics will include: Mendelian inheritance; monohybrid and dihybrid crosses; mutations and consequences; X linkage; codominance; principles of population genetics; Hardy-Weinberg equation; recombination.


60%: Lecture (Lecture, Post-lab)
10%: Practical (Laboratory)
30%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Problem Set, Test)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 44 hours of contact time and 106 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.