Regulation of Gene Expression
University College Dublin
Area of Study
Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5 - 3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3.75 - 4.5
Hours & Credits
This module will be an advanced course on the transmission of genetic information. The primary focus will be to
obtain a detailed understanding of the general and more specific mechanisms involved in the control of gene
expression in both prokaryotic and in eukaryotic systems. The course will begin with the general mechanism of
transcription, RNA polymerases and the various classes of transcription factors. Thereafter, specific aspects
pertaining to general and specialised mechanisms of gene expression and transcriptional regulation in various
prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems will be examined.This module is highly recommended for students intending to
take GENE40030 in Stage 4.
Note: Can be taken in conjunction with Biology Modules
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.