Subject description for 2019/2020

Genetics and Evolution (BI122F)

Genetics and Evolution

BI122F

Course description

Students should understand the basic principles of sexual reproduction, life-cycles, Mendel's heritability, variants of dominance, chromosomes, DNA, RNA, Hardy-Weinberg, population genetics, DNA-technology, evolution of genomes, Darwin, natural selection and macro- and microevolution. Lab-work: typing of blood, mono- and di-hybrid crosses, sex-linked inheritance and mapping of genes by crossing fruitflies.

Costs

No costs except semester registration fee and syllabus literature.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

The candidate will:

  • Have a broad knowledge at a basic level, of topics, theories, processes, tools and methods within genetics and evolution of wild and domestic organisms.
  • Have knowledge of the subject area¿s history, traditions, character and place in history

 

Skills

The candidate will:

  • Be able to explain and reflect on aspects within genetics and evolution at a basic level.
  • Be able to explain and reflect on the most important theories within the history of genetics and evolution.
  • Can critically analyse different sources of information in genetics and evolution.
  • Knows the appropriate tools and techniques to communicate efficiently with others with a basic genetics and evolution.

 

General competence

The candidate will:

  • Be able to exchange views and experiences with other biologists and contribute to the development of good practice.
  • Develop understanding of modern scientific research within genetics and evolution.
  • Be able to address and solve professional problems involving genetics and evolution.
  • Can communicate theories and opinions in genetics and evolution, both written and orally.

Course type

Compulsory BSc in Biology Joint Bachelor in Animal Science

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face teaching.

Teaching activities and methods

Lectures, seminars and mandatory lab-work.

Recommended prior knowledge

Students must attend BI132F Biochemistry and Cell Biology the same semester as they attend BI122F Genetics and Evolution (this course,) if they do not have this knowledge already.

In addition, we reccomend that you have passed BI125F Biodiversity or eqivalent.

Course evaluation

The study programme is evaluated annually by students by way of course evaluation studies (mid-term evaluation and final evaluation). These evaluations are included in the universitys quality assurance system.

Exam description

 Due to the Covid-19 epedemic, a number of assessments and exams at Nord University has been changed.

Changes are made in accordance with the Temporary Regulations on Supplements to Regulation 31/01/2019 no. 63: Concerning Studies and Examinations at Nord University - Extraordinary Measures as a Result of the Coronavirus Epidemic- according to §2 of the Corona Epidemic, Assessment Methods, Sections 1-3

To accommodate this, the form of assessment will be changed from written school examination (5 hours) to home examination (2 hours) on this course in the spring of 2020.

Assessment and examinations

Compound evaluation, grading scale A-E, Beste A, Ikke bestått F
  • Compulsory lab- bloodtyping, comprises 0/100 of the grade, grading scale Bestått - Ikke bestått.
    • Must be passed prior to submission of the Compound evaluation.
  • Compulsory lab - fruitflly, comprises 0/100 of the grade, grading scale Bestått - Ikke bestått.
    • Must be passed prior to submission of the Compound evaluation.
  • Written examination, 5 hours, comprises 100/100 of the grade, grading scale A-E, Beste A, Ikke bestått F.

Overlapping courses

BI122F-001v1 Genetics and Evolution - written examination - 7 study points.
BI122F-002v1 Genetics and Evolution - portfolio assessment - 3 study points.
BI122F-001v1 Genetics and Evolution - written examination - 10 study points.

Course literature

The reading list can be found in Leganto
Course coordinator
ECTS Credits 10 Course location Bodø Faculty
Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture