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Department of Biology & Biochemistry, Programme Catalogue 2012/13

TSBB-AFM07: MSc Developmental Biology


Mode of attendance: Full-time

Year 1

Follow this link for further information on the NFAAR NFAAR-PGT assessment regulations:
  • This programme has the following designated alternative programme (DAP): PG Diploma
  • Assessment Regulations: Appendix 11 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view
  • Programme progression requirement: 50%
  • Taught credits: 60; Dissertation/Project credits: 30

Academic Year: Taught Units

Compulsory Units
BB50197 Critical review of literature 6 Credits
BB50198 Research training & support skills 12 Credits

Semester 1: Taught Units

Compulsory Units
BB20149 Molecular genetics of vertebrate development 6 Credits
BB40184 Cell biology of metastasis 6 Credits
Optional Units: Select a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 2 Unit(s) from the following list:
  • BB40102 and BB40124 may not be taken together (you may only choose one of these units from this list).
BB40102 Molecular mechanisms of disease 6 Credits
BB40124 Human developmental disorders 6 Credits
BB40125 Plant reproductive biology 6 Credits
BB50210 Evolutionary quantitative genetics 6 Credits
ZZ40005 Director of Studies approved units (Biology & Biochemistry) 6 Credits

Semester 2: Taught Units

Optional Units: Select a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 4 Unit(s) from the following list:
BB40084 Cellular biochemistry 6 Credits
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

Dissertation Period: Project/Dissertation Units

Compulsory Units
BB50199 Research project 30 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.