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Overview

Framework:
Access to HE
Level:
Level 3
Unit No:
QU006355
Credits:
3
Guided learning hours:
Not available

Qualification Grading Type

Graded

Grade Descriptors

  • GD2-Application of knowledge
  • GD7-Quality

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Understand meiosis and mitosis.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1
    Describe the differences between meiosis and mitosis and discuss the significance of these differences.

2

Understand the key features of the genetic code.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    Describe the essential features of nucleic acid molecules and interpret the roles of these molecules in coding and transferring information.
  • 2.2
    Define a gene and explain the significance of gene mutation.
  • 2.3
    Describe the process of protein synthesis.

3

Understand that fertilisation produces new combinations of alleles and that the expression alleles determine phenotype.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1
    Use Mendelian genetics to solve problems and calculate probabilities of offspring in monohybrid and dihybrid and dihybrid crosses.

4

Understand the theory of evolution by natural selection.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1
    Identify sources of variation on a population and analyse the roles of selection and isolation acting upon this variation.

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