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Department of Biology & Biochemistry, Programme Catalogue 2012/13

RSBB-AFM14: Integrated PhD Postgenomic Biosciences (Developmental Biology Route)

Leading to the award of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Mode of attendance: Full-time

Year 1

Follow this link for further information on the NFAAR NFAAR-PGT assessment regulations for students commencing study from 2011/12 onwards (students who commenced prior to 2011/12 should consult their programme handbook for their assessment regulations):
  • This programme does not have a DAP
  • Assessment Regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view
  • Programme progression requirement: not applicable
  • Taught credits: 36; Dissertation/Project credits: 54

For students studying the MRes Developmental Biology as Year 1 of the Integrated PhD in Postgenomic Biosciences.

Academic Year: Taught Units

Compulsory Units
BB50143 Critical research analysis skills 12 Credits

Semester 1: Taught Units

Optional Units: Select 2 Unit(s) from the following list:
  • BB40102 may not be taken with BB40124 or BB40118 (Semester 2).
  • BB40124 may not be taken with BB40102, BB40170 or BB40118 (Semester 2).
BB20149 Molecular genetics of vertebrate development 6 Credits
BB40102 Molecular mechanisms of disease 6 Credits
BB40124 Human developmental disorders 6 Credits
BB50210 Evolutionary quantitative genetics 6 Credits
ZZ40005 Director of Studies approved units (Biology & Biochemistry) 6 Credits

Semester 1: Project/Dissertation Units

Compulsory Units
BB50142 Lab project 1 27 Credits

Semester 2: Taught Units

Optional Units: Select 2 Unit(s) from the following list:
  • You may not take BB40118 if you have chosen either BB40124 or BB40102 in Semester 1.
BB40118 Current topics in gene regulation and cell differentiation 6 Credits
BB40190 Advanced developmental genetics 6 Credits
BB40196 Systems and developmental neurobiology 6 Credits
BB50204 Clinical and translational medicine 6 Credits
BB50211 Selected topics in evolutionary genomics and functional innovation 6 Credits
ZZ40006 Director of Studies approved units (Biology & Biochemistry) 6 Credits

Semester 2: Project/Dissertation Units

Compulsory Units
BB50146 Lab project 2 27 Credits

* This programme catalogue is applicable for the 2012/13 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2013/14 and beyond should not assume that later years of a programme will be in the format displayed here for 2012/13.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.