Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
The study of genetics is considered at two levels of organization of life. At the individual level, the general laws of gene transfer, their application to particular cases and exceptions are outlined. At the population level, the study focuses on variations in genetic characteristics.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
This activity aims at:
- Situating genetics in the global context of science and society;
- Knowing and understanding the mechanisms governing the transmission of genes from one generation to the next and the genetic variations occurring in populations of individuals;
- Being able to solve exercises related to the topics mentioned above.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Written support : books, overhead transparencies, portfolio of reading material.
- Livre de référence (Griffiths et al., Introduction to Genetic Analysis, 11ème éd, Freeman) disponible à la BST ; édition plus ancienne accessible gratuitement sur la toile