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DB3006: PRINCIPLES OF DEVELOPMENTAL AND REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY (2020-2021)

Last modified: 22 Jul 2020 13:25


Course Overview

  • course covers many of the core concepts and processes which are essential for advanced study in Biomedical and related sciences;
  • you will gain cutting edge, in depth and focussed knowledge of embryological techniques, tools and their practical applications, and the fundamental principles of reproductive biology delivered in a research-driven environment;
  • this course will prepare you for advanced study of developmental biology and human embryology;
  • practicals are designed to provide a 3D understanding of embryology as well as an in-depth study of a model organism, providing transferrable skills as problem solving and web page/blog design,further developing graduate attributes and employability

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
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Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course covers reproductive biology, fertilisation, development of the fertilised egg into an embryo (including gastrulation, neurulation, cavitation), the common mechanisms of development shared between vertebrates, discussion of each of the main model organisms used to study developmental biology, an introduction to the embryological and genetic tools available to developmental biologists to understand developmental processes and investigate why developmental and reproductive biology is important to society.  The course is designed to provide the principles to allow students to understand later concepts in the Developmental Biology and Human Embryology degree programmes, but also give a basic introduction to the field for non-specialists.


Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 7 - 10, 7 - 10
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 6, 8 - 10, 6, 8 - 10
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 7, 7

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Summative Assessments

Problem Solving Exercise and Web Based Assignment

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Exam

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Resit Assessments

Exam

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Continuous Assessment

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