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BB40190: Advanced developmental genetics

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: ES 20%, EX 80%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Essay (ES 20%)
  • Examination (EX 80%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions 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. The analysis of Drosophila development to include the mechanism of segmentation and the patterning of the imaginal discs.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

BB40190 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry