Genetics (BSc)

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AAB-ABB including Biology and preferably Chemistry




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King Edward VII Avenue, South Glamorgan, CF10 3XQ


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  • Genetics
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  • Skills and Training
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  • Teaching
  • Biology

Course programme

Genetic techniques are now the cornerstone for a host of investigations that include studies of inherited diseases such as cystic fibrosis, transmissible diseases such as AIDS and BSE, some forms of cancer, antibiotic and insecticide resistance, genetic fingerprinting, detection of bacteria and viruses in the environment, animal population studies, and genetic engineering. This makes Genetics an important and advancing field of biological science that will continue to provide employment for graduates well into the future. The Cardiff Genetics BSc will give you a broad knowledge of the subject, and is flexible to allow you to tailor your degree to suit your strengths, interests and career aspirations.

Year one

Year one at the School of Biosciences recognises that, as well as making the transition to independence from home, you are also facing new and exciting challenges in your education. You will now be studying in your chosen field and you will need to be fully prepared for the educational opportunities that are waiting for you. During your first week we will start you on this preparation by making sure you know what is different between school and University learning. You will feel part of the School of Biosciences immediately as you will be paired with a student buddy, who will show you the ropes and make you feel part of the student community. You will also meet your personal tutor, who will be on hand to help you with pastoral and academic issues for the whole time you are with us.

Our common year one modular course gives a broad grounding in the Biosciences, the interdisciplinary nature of this integrated course allows students to explore their interests without committing to a degree scheme until the end of the first year. The benefit of our common Year One modular course is that if you are not sure that you have chosen the right degree scheme when you join us then you are sure to have a much better idea at the end of our common year one. You then have the opportunity to change to any of our twelve degree schemes according to your interests and career aspirations.

We offer a wide range of learning opportunities from lectures, tutorials, practicals, workshops and seminars, where you will come into contact with some leading research scientists. A team of academic staff who are teaching-focused ensure the smooth running of teaching and learning. We also appreciate that some of you will prefer particular assessment methods, and assess in a variety of ways, with emphasis on the practical skills you need to become a scientist. You will receive a range of feedback including written feedback on all coursework, and you have an opportunity to see your exam answer papers so you can improve on your performance next time.

Core modulesModule titleModule codeCreditsBiological ChemistryBI101420 creditsGenetics and EvolutionBI105120 creditsStructure and Function of Living OrganismsBI100220 creditsSkills for ScienceBI100120 creditsThe Dynamic CellBI100420 creditsOrganisms and EnvironmentBI100320 creditsYear two

Following on the common year one, where you build a robust basic knowledge and skill foundation within the biosciences, year two allows strengthening and expanding it with natural progression, and crucially the development of knowledge and skills in a context specific to your chosen degree programme. You enrol on modules, which are core to your degree programme, and on optional modules relevant to your degree. Your choice of modules can follow a more generalist approach, or can be rather specific to certain aspects of the discipline. You are given extensive academic advice and support in your choice by personal tutors, degree, module and year coordinators. From year two you progress into the research-led final year.

Core modulesModule titleModule codeCreditsConcepts in BiotechnologyBI221810 creditsGenes to Genomes: From Microbes to MammalsBI220320 creditsDevelopmental and Stem Cell BiologyBI225820 creditsMolecular Ecology and EvolutionBI212110 creditsApplied and Human GeneticsBI222020 creditsOptional modules

Module titleModule codeCreditsMedical MicrobiologyBI215610 creditsPlant Development and PhysiologyBI215710 creditsResearch TechniquesBI200120 creditsComparative Cell Biology and Cell DeathBI216320 creditsMolecular Cell BiologyBI225720 creditsYear three

The final year gives you an opportunity to immerse yourself in your chosen field by following a series of advanced research-led modules. These are designed to develop your ability to critically analyse complex experimental or technical data and to expose you to the central concepts at the cutting-edge of your discipline. You also gain experience of contemporary research through attending a selection of the many seminars given within the school by international leaders in their fields. You are asked to produce an original dissertation based either on a laboratory project, an extensive literature analysis or an exercise relating to science teaching/ pedagogic research or public engagement. Through our mentoring of these projects we nurture a range of transferable skills to ensure that you are not only equipped for today's job market but have the adaptability to be successful in the new career paths that will certainly emerge in the future.

Core modulesModule titleModule codeCreditsBiosciences Final Year ProjectBI300640 creditsOptional modules

Module titleModule codeCreditsEukaryotic Gene ExpressionBI321120 creditsGenomics, Proteomics, & BioinformaticsBI321420 creditsGenetic Models of DiseaseBI321620 creditsGenetic Engineering & BiotechnologyBI321220 creditsHuman Infectious DiseasesBI312620 creditsPlants For The FutureBI313020 creditsBioinformaticsBI313520 creditsMicrobial Genetics and GenomicsBI322220 creditsAdvances in Developmental and Stem Cell BiologyBI322320 creditsCell Cycle and Cell Death in Health and DiseaseBI322420 credits The University is committed to providing a wide range of module options where possible, but please be aware that whilst every effort is made to offer choice this may be limited in certain circumstances. This is due to the fact that some modules have limited numbers of places available, which are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, while others have minimum student numbers required before they will run, to ensure that an appropriate quality of education can be delivered; some modules require students to have already taken particular subjects, and others are core or required on the programme you are taking. Modules may also be limited due to timetable clashes, and although the University works to minimise disruption to choice, we advise you to seek advice from the relevant School on the module choices available.

Genetics (BSc)

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