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.


69%: Lecture
13%: Practical (Laboratory)
19%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Problem set, Test)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 120 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: