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AN3301: HUMAN EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT (2022-2023)

Last modified: 13 Oct 2022 11:20


Course Overview

  • this course provides a broad overview of the fundamental processes underpinning transformation of a single fertilised egg into a fully functioning individual;
  • you will gain in depth and cutting edge knowledge on the major patterning and morphogenetic processes essential for establishing the body plan, major organ systems and causes of birth defects;
  • this core knowledge is directly relevant and will prepare you for more advanced studies in all areas of Life Sciences, including Anatomy, Developmental Biology, Physiology and Neuroscience;
  • wide transferable and employability skills, including problem solving and presentation practice, are a core component of the course

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 Lynda Erskine

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?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Focusing on human development, this course will examine the question of how a single fertilised cell develops into a fully functioning organism with a complex, highly patterned body structure. The course will begin with an overview of embryonic and foetal development, the major signalling systems sculpting normal development and causes of birth defects. The structural changes underlying the development of each of the major tissues and organs of the body will be discussed in turn, and the genes and signalling pathways involved will be introduced briefly.

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

  • 2 Lectures during University week13
  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 14 - 15
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 14 - 17
  • 1 Workshop during University week17

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

Summative Assessments

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 18 Feedback Weeks 19

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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

To be completed online within a 12-hour window (8.00am to 8.00pm). 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 10
Assessment Weeks 16 Feedback Weeks 17

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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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Oral Presentation: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 19 Feedback Weeks 20

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Feedback

 Written feedback provided to the group following presentation.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Lab Report: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 18 Feedback Weeks 19

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Feedback

Practical report will be marked with written comments.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

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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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

To be completed online within a 12-hour window (8.00am to 8.00pm). 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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Course Learning Outcomes

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

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