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Department of Biology & Biochemistry, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

BB40190: Advanced developmental genetics

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 2
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 10%, ES 20%, EX 70%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take BB20149
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
To provide an advanced course in developmental biology based on the exciting current research in this field.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this course the student should be able to:
* provide a comprehensive review of the basic principles underlying development and organogenesis in vertebrate and invertebrate organisms
* relate the mechanisms of development to cellular and molecular events
* critically evaluate the applications and implications of research in developmental biology to human developmental defects.

Learning and studying T/F/A, Written communication T/F/A, Information handling & retrieval T/F/A, Working independently T/F.

This course builds on year 2 material to give a comprehensive grounding in developmental biology. The lectures will cover HOX genes, somitogenesis, myogenesis, neural development, epithelial-mesenchymal interaction, cell polarity, stem cells, germline development, limb development and regeneration, developmental defects and wound healing.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

BB40190 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
  • RSBB-AFM07 : Integrated PhD Postgenomic Biosciences (Biosciences Route) (Full-time)
  • RSBB-AFM14 : Integrated PhD Postgenomic Biosciences (Developmental Biology Route) (Full-time)
  • RSBB-AFM08 : Integrated PhD Postgenomic Biosciences (Regenerative Medicine Route) (Full-time)
  • TSBB-AFM03 : MRes Biosciences (Full-time)
  • TSBB-AFM14 : MRes Developmental Biology (Full-time)
  • TXXX-AFM10 : MRes Regenerative Medicine (Full-time)
  • TSBB-AFM06 : MSc Biosciences (Full-time)
  • TSBB-AFM07 : MSc Developmental Biology (Full-time)

NB. Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.