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DB 3804
DEVELOPMENT OF ORGAN SYSTEMS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr J M Collinson

Pre-requisite(s): DB 3005

Co-requisite(s): DB 3803

Vertebrate organogenesis: The induction in the Ectoderm of Neural tissue, Neural Crest tissue and Epidermis, The Vertebrate Neural Crest, Skin Development, Muscle Development, Bone Development, Kidney Development, The Development of the Heart, Blood vessels and Blood, Development of the Digestive Tract and its Derivatives, Lung Development, The Development of the Limb and The Saga of the Germline.
Invertebrate Organogenesis: Imaginal Discs in Drosophila. Vulva development in C. elegans.

3 one hour lectures per week and 4 full day (6 hour) practical classes.

1st Attempt: 1 one and a half hour essay examination (70%) and in-course assessment (30%).
Continuous assessment comprises: 2 laboratory reports.
Resit: 1 one and a half hour essay examination (70%) and previous continuous assessment (30%).