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DB3006: PRINCIPLES OF DEVELOPMENTAL AND REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY (2022-2023)

Last modified: 15 Nov 2022 15:37


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
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Neil Vargesson

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.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week 9
  • 2 Tutorials during University week s 8, 10
  • 1 Tutorial during University week s 9, 11
  • 1 Workshop during University week 12

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Oral Presentation: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 12,13 Feedback Weeks 14

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Feedback

Two 3-hour sessions. One to prepare and go over and gather information for Presentations in the second session one week later.

Feedback provided in writing to the group following presentations.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks 10 Feedback Weeks 11

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Feedback

An online Multiple Choice Question test run through MyAberdeen to test knowledge.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 19 Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Once exam papers are marked and approved by Exam Board, marks will be released to students and feedback can be requested.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks 12 Feedback Weeks 13

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Feedback

An online Multiple Choice Question test run through MyAberdeen to test knowledge.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Once exam papers are marked and approved by Exam Board, marks will be released to students and feedback can be requested.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Resubmission of failed element.

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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