Genetics and Recombinant DNA

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Genetics and Recombinant DNA

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology

  • Language Level

    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.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This module introduces students to the principles of genetics and molecular biology. Topic covered in this
    module will include an introduction to cloning, construction of libraries, gene over-expression and gene
    knockouts, mutagenesis as a approach for characterisation of gene function, DNA sequencing; Sanger sequencing
    and ?next-generation? approaches. The generation of genome-wide DNA sequence information and genome annotation.
    Large-scale data handling and interpretation of DNA sequence information. Applications of genome-wide
    sequencing approaches, gene expression and mutagenesis in human health and comparative Zoology, plant
    pathogenesis, genetics.

Course Disclaimer

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.


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