Biology Online Module Handbook

BL1101 Biology 1

(BL1101 online module handbook version 44)

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This module is an introduction to molecular and cellular biology. It covers cell diversity and the origins of life, cellular structures and fundamental processes. The central dogma of molecular biology is investigated through the examination of the structure and function of DNA, RNA and proteins, and how this knowledge led to modern developments in biotechnology. The final section of the module gives an introduction into molecular and population genetics with an emphasis on the process of evolution. Throughout the module the lecture material is complemented by extensive practical classes where biological laboratory techniques are taught an practiced through, for example, microscopy, DNA isolation, dissection and thin layer chromatography.*

Credits: 20*

Semester: 1

Module Organiser
Dr Peter Coote
pjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk
01334 463406
Pre-requisite Modules:
*
Anti-requisite Modules:
*
Post-requisite Modules:
*
Additional Module Information:
Please check MMS regularly for additional module information


Biology Teaching Office:
The Biology Hive, New Technology Centre, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SR

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk      Tel: 01334  463602

BL1101: Timetable

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Semester 1: Week -1

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Friday
14-09-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L1: Introduction to BL1101
2018-9_BL1101_L1

Semester 1: Week 1

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
17-09-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L2: 1. Atoms and Molecules
2018-9_BL1101_L2
Monday
17-09-2018
14:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Simon Young
Dr Grant Brown
Dr Peter Coote
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P1: Scavenger Hunt 1
2018-9_BL1101_P1
Tuesday
18-09-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L3: 2. The Chemistry of Water
2018-9_BL1101_L3
Tuesday
18-09-2018
14:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Simon Young
Dr Grant Brown
Dr Peter Coote
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P2: Scavenger Hunt 2
2018-9_BL1101_P2
Wednesday
19-09-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L4: 3. Carbon: the basis of molecular diversity
2018-9_BL1101_L4
Wednesday
19-09-2018
14:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Simon Young
Dr Grant Brown
Dr Peter Coote
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P3: Scavenger Hunt 3
2018-9_BL1101_P3
Thursday
20-09-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L5: 4. Biological Molecules 1: Carbohydrates and Lipids
2018-9_BL1101_L5
Friday
21-09-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr V Anne Smith

Lecture L6: 5. Skills Seminar: Writing Skills
2018-9_BL1101_L6

Semester 1: Week 2

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
24-09-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L7: 6. Biological Molecules 2: Proteins and Nucleic Acids
2018-9_BL1101_L7
Monday
24-09-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Jacqueline Nairn
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P4: Calibration Curve 1
2018-9_BL1101_P4
Monday
24-09-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Tutorial T1: Lab Report I 1
2018-9_BL1101_T1
Tuesday
25-09-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Gerald Prescott

Lecture L8: 7. Cell Structure and Function
2018-9_BL1101_L8
Tuesday
25-09-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Jacqueline Nairn
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P5: Calibration Curve 2
2018-9_BL1101_P5
Tuesday
25-09-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Tutorial T2: Lab Report I 2
2018-9_BL1101_T2
Wednesday
26-09-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Gerald Prescott

Lecture L9: 8. Cell Membranes
2018-9_BL1101_L9
Wednesday
26-09-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Jacqueline Nairn
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P6: Calibration Curve 3
2018-9_BL1101_P6
Wednesday
26-09-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Tutorial T3: Lab Report I 3
2018-9_BL1101_T3
Thursday
27-09-2018
19:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Gerald Prescott

Lecture L10: 9. Cellular Signalling 1: Signals and Receptors
2018-9_BL1101_L10
Friday
28-09-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Prof Graeme Ruxton

Lecture L11: 10. Skills Seminar: Good Academic Practice
2018-9_BL1101_L11

Semester 1: Week 3

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
01-10-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Gerald Prescott

Lecture L12: 11. Cellular Signalling 2: Transduction and Response
2018-9_BL1101_L12
Monday
01-10-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Simon Young
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P7: TLC 1
2018-9_BL1101_P7
Monday
01-10-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Simon Young

Tutorial T4: Lab Report II 1
2018-9_BL1101_T4
Tuesday
02-10-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Gerald Prescott

Lecture L13: 12. Introduction to Metabolism
2018-9_BL1101_L13
Tuesday
02-10-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Simon Young
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P8: TLC 2
2018-9_BL1101_P8
Tuesday
02-10-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Simon Young

Tutorial T5: Lab Report II 2
2018-9_BL1101_T5
Wednesday
03-10-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Gerald Prescott

Lecture L14: 13. Enzymes
2018-9_BL1101_L14
Wednesday
03-10-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Simon Young
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P9: TLC 3
2018-9_BL1101_P9
Wednesday
03-10-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Simon Young

Tutorial T6: Lab Report II 3
2018-9_BL1101_T6
Thursday
04-10-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Lecture L15: 14. Respiration 1: Glycolysis
2018-9_BL1101_L15
Friday
05-10-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Uli Schwarz-Linek

Lecture L16: 15. Skills Seminar: Quantitative Skills
2018-9_BL1101_L16

Semester 1: Week 4

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
08-10-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Lecture L17: 16. Respiration 2: The Citric Acid Cycle
2018-9_BL1101_L17
Monday
08-10-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Marcus Bischoff
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P10: Microscopy 1 1
2018-9_BL1101_P10
Monday
08-10-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Marcus Bischoff

Tutorial T7: Scale Bars 1
2018-9_BL1101_T7
Tuesday
09-10-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Lecture L18: 17. Photosynthetic Process
2018-9_BL1101_L18
Tuesday
09-10-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Marcus Bischoff
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P11: Microscopy 1 2
2018-9_BL1101_P11
Tuesday
09-10-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Marcus Bischoff

Tutorial T8: Scale Bars 2.
2018-9_BL1101_T8
Wednesday
10-10-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Lecture L19: 18. Respiration/Photosynthesis key concepts & applications
2018-9_BL1101_L19
Wednesday
10-10-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Marcus Bischoff
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P12: Microscopy 1 3
2018-9_BL1101_P12
Wednesday
10-10-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Marcus Bischoff

Tutorial T9: Scale Bars 3
2018-9_BL1101_T9
Thursday
11-10-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Marcus Bischoff

Lecture L20: 19. Mitosis
2018-9_BL1101_L20
Friday
12-10-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Gerald Prescott

Lecture L21: 20. Skills Seminar: Introduction to Research Seminars
2018-9_BL1101_L21

Semester 1: Week 5

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
15-10-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Marcus Bischoff

Lecture L22: 21. Sexual Life Cycles and Meiosis
2018-9_BL1101_L22
Monday
15-10-2018
14:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Marcus Bischoff
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P13: Microscopy 2 1
2018-9_BL1101_P13
Monday
15-10-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Marcus Bischoff

Tutorial T10: Interpreting data 1
2018-9_BL1101_T10
Tuesday
16-10-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Marcus Bischoff

Lecture L23: 22. Mendelian Genetics
2018-9_BL1101_L23
Tuesday
16-10-2018
14:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Marcus Bischoff
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P14: Microscopy 2 2
2018-9_BL1101_P14
Tuesday
16-10-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Marcus Bischoff

Tutorial T11: Interpreting data 2
2018-9_BL1101_T11
Wednesday
17-10-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Marcus Bischoff

Lecture L24: 23. Linkage
2018-9_BL1101_L24
Wednesday
17-10-2018
14:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Marcus Bischoff
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P15: Microscopy 2 3
2018-9_BL1101_P15
Wednesday
17-10-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Marcus Bischoff

Tutorial T12: Interpreting data 3
2018-9_BL1101_T12
Thursday
18-10-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Marcus Bischoff

Lecture L25: 24. Genetic Skills
2018-9_BL1101_L25
Friday
19-10-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Marcus Bischoff

Lecture L26: 25. Research Seminar: Genetics-related research
2018-9_BL1101_L26

Semester 1: Week 7

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
29-10-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Judith Sleeman

Lecture L27: 26. DNA
2018-9_BL1101_L27
Monday
29-10-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Peter Coote
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P16: Red and White Yeast 1 1
2018-9_BL1101_P16
Monday
29-10-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Uli Schwarz-Linek

Tutorial T13: Quantitative Skills 1
2018-9_BL1101_T13
Tuesday
30-10-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Judith Sleeman

Lecture L28: 27. Chromosomes
2018-9_BL1101_L28
Tuesday
30-10-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Peter Coote
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P17: Red and White Yeast 1 2
2018-9_BL1101_P17
Tuesday
30-10-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Uli Schwarz-Linek

Tutorial T14: Quantitative Skills 2
2018-9_BL1101_T14
Wednesday
31-10-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Judith Sleeman

Lecture L29: 28. Gene Expression 1: Transcription
2018-9_BL1101_L29
Wednesday
31-10-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Peter Coote
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P18: Red and White Yeast 1 3
2018-9_BL1101_P18
Wednesday
31-10-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Uli Schwarz-Linek

Tutorial T15: Quantitative Skills 3
2018-9_BL1101_T15
Thursday
01-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Judith Sleeman

Lecture L30: 29. Gene Expression 2: Translation
2018-9_BL1101_L30
Friday
02-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Judith Sleeman

Lecture L31: 30. Research Seminar: Gene-expression related research
2018-9_BL1101_L31

Semester 1: Week 8

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
05-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Michael M Nevels

Lecture L32: 31. Control of Gene Expression 1: Bacteria
2018-9_BL1101_L32
Monday
05-11-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr V Anne Smith
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P19: Red and White Yeast 2 1
2018-9_BL1101_P19
Monday
05-11-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr V Anne Smith

Tutorial T16: QI Game 1
2018-9_BL1101_T16
Tuesday
06-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Michael M Nevels

Lecture L33: 32. Control of Gene Expression 2: Eukaryotes
2018-9_BL1101_L33
Tuesday
06-11-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr V Anne Smith
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P20: Red and White Yeast 2 2
2018-9_BL1101_P20
Tuesday
06-11-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr V Anne Smith

Tutorial T17: QI Game 2
2018-9_BL1101_T17
Wednesday
07-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Michael M Nevels

Lecture L34: 33. Viruses
2018-9_BL1101_L34
Wednesday
07-11-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr V Anne Smith
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P21: Red and White Yeast 2 3
2018-9_BL1101_P21
Wednesday
07-11-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr V Anne Smith

Tutorial T18: QI Game 3
2018-9_BL1101_T18
Thursday
08-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr V Anne Smith

Lecture L35: 34. DNA Technology 1: Methods
2018-9_BL1101_L35
Friday
09-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Prof David Evans

Lecture L36: 35. Research Seminar: Virus / DNA Technology-related research
2018-9_BL1101_L36

Semester 1: Week 9

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
12-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr V Anne Smith

Lecture L37: 36. DNA Technology 2: Uses
2018-9_BL1101_L37
Monday
12-11-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Helder Ferreira
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P22: PCR 1.
2018-9_BL1101_P22
Monday
12-11-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Helder Ferreira

Tutorial T19: Quantitative and practical review 1
2018-9_BL1101_T19
Tuesday
13-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr V Anne Smith

Lecture L38: 37. Bioinformatics
2018-9_BL1101_L38
Tuesday
13-11-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Helder Ferreira
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P23: PCR 2.
2018-9_BL1101_P23
Tuesday
13-11-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Helder Ferreira

Tutorial T20: Quantitative and practical review 2
2018-9_BL1101_T20
Wednesday
14-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr V Anne Smith

Lecture L39: 38. Genomes
2018-9_BL1101_L39
Wednesday
14-11-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Helder Ferreira
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P24: PCR 3.
2018-9_BL1101_P24
Wednesday
14-11-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Helder Ferreira

Tutorial T21: Quantitative and practical review 3
2018-9_BL1101_T21
Thursday
15-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr V Anne Smith

Lecture L40: 39. Genome Evolution
2018-9_BL1101_L40
Friday
16-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr V Anne Smith

Lecture L41: 40. Research Seminar: Bioinformatics/Genomics-related research
2018-9_BL1101_L41

Semester 1: Week 10

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
19-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr David Shuker

Lecture L42: 41. Evolution 1: Natural Selection
2018-9_BL1101_L42
Monday
19-11-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Michael M Nevels
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P25: Restriction Digests 1
2018-9_BL1101_P25
Tuesday
20-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr David Shuker

Lecture L43: 42. Evolution 2: Evidence
2018-9_BL1101_L43
Tuesday
20-11-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Michael M Nevels
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P26: Restriction Digests 2
2018-9_BL1101_P26
Wednesday
21-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr David Shuker

Lecture L44: 43. Microevolution 1: Genetic Variation
2018-9_BL1101_L44
Wednesday
21-11-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Michael M Nevels
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P27: Restriction Digests 3
2018-9_BL1101_P27
Thursday
22-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr David Shuker

Lecture L45: 44. Microevolution 2: Mechanisms
2018-9_BL1101_L45
Friday
23-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr V Anne Smith

Other O1: QI Game
2018-9_BL1101_O1

Semester 1: Week 11

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
26-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths Lecture Theatre D
Dr Peter Coote

Other O2: Class Test 1
2018-9_BL1101_O2
Monday
26-11-2018
10:00 to 11:45
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Mrs Penny Hood

Other O3: Class Test 3 - Extra Time
2018-9_BL1101_O3
Monday
26-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre B
Dr Grant Brown

Other O4: Class Test 2
2018-9_BL1101_O4
Monday
26-11-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Carolin Kosiol
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P28: Bioinformatics 1
2018-9_BL1101_P28
Monday
26-11-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Carolin Kosiol
Dr Gerald Prescott
Tutorial T22: Exam Skills 1
2018-9_BL1101_T22
Tuesday
27-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Carolin Kosiol

Lecture L46: 45. Phylogenetic Reconstruction
2018-9_BL1101_L46
Tuesday
27-11-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Carolin Kosiol
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P29: Bioinformatics 2
2018-9_BL1101_P29
Tuesday
27-11-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Carolin Kosiol
Dr Gerald Prescott
Tutorial T23: Exam Skills 2
2018-9_BL1101_T23
Wednesday
28-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Dr Carolin Kosiol

Lecture L47: 46. Molecular Phylogeny
2018-9_BL1101_L47
Wednesday
28-11-2018
14:00 to 16:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Carolin Kosiol
Dr Grant Brown
Mrs Maureen Cunningham
Mrs Penny Hood
Mr Alasdair Stenhouse
Practical P30: Bioinformatics 3
2018-9_BL1101_P30
Wednesday
28-11-2018
16:00 to 17:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Carolin Kosiol
Dr Gerald Prescott
Tutorial T24: Exam Skills 3
2018-9_BL1101_T24
Friday
30-11-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre A
Prof Mike Ritchie

Lecture L48: 47. Research Seminar: Evolution-related research
2018-9_BL1101_L48
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BL1101: Assessment

2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%*

Assessment:
TLC Lab Report
Due by:
12/10/2018 17:00
Feedback due by:
02/11/2018 17:00
Type:
Turnitin
Weight:
30%
Assessment:
Class essay
Due by:
29/10/2018 17:00
Feedback due by:
19/11/2018 17:00
Type:
Turnitin
Weight:
40%
Assessment:
Practical & skills test
Due by:
26/11/2018 10:00
Feedback due by:
17/12/2018 10:00
Type:
Paper Hand-in
Weight:
30%

(MMS assessment data cached: 17 November 2018 23:20:12.)


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School of Biology Marking Criteria: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
Late submission of continuous assessment work:

All late submissions of coursework that do not require electronic submission should be made via the late submissions box in the Biomolecular Science Building (beside the Teaching Office)
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Expected attendance: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook for detailed attendance requirements.
Good Academic Practice & Avoiding Academic Misconduct: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
University Student Handbook: University Student Handbook
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Who to ask

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Questions about different aspects of the module should be directed to different people:

Questions about Contact
General teaching matters Biology Teaching Office ( bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk )
Rescheduled or cancelled events Check your University email
Lecture or practical content The lecturer who presented the material
Completing assessed practical assignments The lecturer who set the assignment
Completing assessments Module Organiser (Dr Peter Coote pjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on continuous assessment The Demonstrator or Module Organiser (Dr Peter Coote pjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on exams Module Organiser (Dr Peter Coote pjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Rearranging practical days Grant Brown
Absence and/or extensions Module Organiser (Dr Peter Coote pjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk) and the Biology Teaching Office ( bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk )

Difficulties with academic progress which impact more than one module:

Year Coordinator

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Overall performance, progress or future directions:

Advisor of Studies

Disability:

Disability Coordinator (Dr Jacqueline Nairn jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Biology Teaching Office:

The Biology Hive, New Technology Centre, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SR

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk

Tel: 01334 463602

BL1101: Contributing Staff

Dr Peter Coote

Dr Peter Coote
(Module Organiser)

Lecturerpjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Marcus BischoffDr Marcus BischoffLecturermb273@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Grant BrownDr Grant BrownLead Demonstratorgrb31@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Peter CooteDr Peter Coote
(Module Organiser)
Lecturerpjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk
Mrs Maureen CunninghamTeaching Technicianmac11@st-andrews.ac.uk
Prof David EvansProf David EvansProfessordje2@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Helder FerreiraDr Helder FerreiraLecturerhcf2@st-andrews.ac.uk
Mrs Penny HoodTeaching Technicianpah21@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Carolin KosiolDr Carolin KosiolLecturerck202@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Jacqueline NairnDr Jacqueline NairnSenior Lecturer jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Michael M NevelsDr Michael M NevelsReader in Virologymmn3@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Gerald PrescottSenior Lecturergrp2@st-andrews.ac.uk
Prof Mike RitchieProf Mike RitchieProfessormgr@st-andrews.ac.uk
Prof Graeme RuxtonProf Graeme RuxtonProfessorgr41@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Uli Schwarz-LinekDr Uli Schwarz-LinekSenior Lecturerus6@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr David ShukerDr David ShukerSenior Lecturer in Behavioural Ecologydms14@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Judith SleemanDr Judith SleemanSenior Lecturer in Cell and Developmental Biologyjes14@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr V Anne SmithDr V Anne SmithSenior Lecturervas1@st-andrews.ac.uk
Mr Alasdair StenhouseMr Alasdair StenhouseLaboratory Teaching Technicianajs3@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Simon YoungDr Simon YoungResearch Fellowsay2@st-andrews.ac.uk
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BL1101: Learning Outcomes

The aim of this module is to introduce you to fundamental concepts in biology related to cells, biological molecules, genetics and evolution.
The module is divided into several sections covering: Cells & Genetics, Biological molecules & biotechnology, Energy & metabolism, Evolution

Students completing module BL1101 successfully should be able to:

  • Understand the basic structure and function of cells, how cells originated, and their organelles.
  • Understand Mendelian genetics and its extensions, be able to map genes from linkage data.
  • Understand the basic structure of DNA and RNA and their role in protein synthesis.
  • Have a general understanding of bioinformatics.
  • Have a general understanding of modern biotechnology, including uses of recombinant DNA.
  • Understand what proteins are and how they function.
  • Understand the usage of energy in living systems and the basic features of metabolism.
  • Understand basic principles governing biological evolution.
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BL1101: Acquired Skills

Practical Skills

  • Agarose gel
  • Biomolecule isolation/characterisation
  • Compound Microscopy
  • Database interogation
  • DNA isolation
  • Handling microbes
  • Pipetting
  • Transformation

Transferable Skills

  • Group discussion - participating
  • "Full" practical write-up (Intro, Methods, Results, Discussion)
  • "Short" practical write-up (e.g. completed worksheet)
  • Short essay (1000-2000 words)
  • Finding information on the web
  • Finding literature
  • Referencing
  • Sourcing figures/tables
  • Generating questions
  • Lab safety awareness
  • Peer assessment
  • Problem-solving questions
  • Calculations/equations
  • Concentrations
  • Decimal places
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Dilutions
  • Powers of ten
  • Produce tables
  • SI units
  • Significant figures
  • Volumes
  • Lab or field notebook
  • Designing experiments
  • Working in pairs/small groups
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Policies

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