Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 one-and-a-half hour essay examination (70%) and in-course assessment (30%). Continuous assessment comprises: 1 problem solving exercise, 1 web based assignment. Resit: 1 one-and-a-half hour essay examination (70%) and previous continuous assessment (30%).
- Problem-solving sessions.