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Overview

Framework:
Access to HE
Level:
Level 3
Unit No:
QU018996
Credits:
6
Guided learning hours:
Not available

Qualification Grading Type

Graded

Grade Descriptors

  • GD1-Understanding the subject
  • GD2-Application of knowledge
  • GD4-Use of information
  • GD5-Communication and presentation
  • GD7-Quality

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Understand the processes and importance of mitosis and meiosis.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Explain the stages of mitosis and meiosis.

  • 1.2

    Explain the significance of the differences between mitosis and meiosis.


2

Understand the composition, structure and role of nucleic acids in the replication of DNA and the process of protein synthesis.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Explain the structure and method of replication of DNA.

  • 2.2

    Explain protein synthesis.


3

Understand the genetic basis of inheritance.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Analyse how genetic problems involving monohybrid, co-dominant and sex linked inheritance may be solved.

  • 3.2

    Discuss specific examples of chromosome mutations, explaining their significance.


4

Know the process of DNA extraction.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1

    Explain the stages involved in extracting DNA from cells.

  • 4.2

    Analyse why it might be necessary to extract DNA.

  • 4.3

    Perform DNA extraction from cells safely and competently.


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