production
Skip to Content

Undergraduate Developmental Biology 2022-2023

DB3006: PRINCIPLES OF DEVELOPMENTAL AND REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

15 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

  • 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

DB3504: EMBRYO TO ORGANS

30 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

  • This course takes us back to the very beginning of embryonic development and explores the fascinating process of how the fertilised egg develops into the complex multicellular embryo and also studies the business end of embryogenesis – turning a bundle of cells into a functioning baby;
  • This includes looking at germ layer formation, the cellular processes driving morphogenesis as well as the tools and methods are used to study early embryos;
  • The course also addresses development of the major organ systems – where do the lungs, the pancreas, the liver, the blood, the heart etc. come from?  How does the nervous system develop?;
  • We show that the processes are not ‘magic’. There are accessible principles, systems and molecules that enable us to begin to understand how tissue development happens;
  • The course will investigate the roles of stem cells in embryology, adult life and cancer.

DB4002: EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT

15 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

  • this is an advanced course that explores developmental processes from an evolutionary perspective;
  • the theory and practice of evolutionary biology as applied to developmental systems will be covered, focussing on the evolution of a range of developmentally important events, including vertebrate limb evolution and human-specific traits; 
  • the course provide experience of problem-solving, critical analysis of research material, oral and written presentation and subject-specific computational skills

Compatibility Mode

We have detected that you are have compatibility mode enabled or are using an old version of Internet Explorer. You either need to switch off compatibility mode for this site or upgrade your browser.