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Module code:ANAT3005(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Mechanisms of Development
Credit value:1
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:Prof. Claudio Stern
Organiser's location:Anatomy Building
Organiser's email:c.stern@ucl.ac.uk
Available for students in Year(s):3,
Module prerequisites: 
Module outline:This module will consider the cellular and molecular events which underlie animal development and cell differentiation, drawing on examples from both vertebrate and invertebrate organisms. Model organisms covered include Drosophila, sea urchin, zebrafish, Xenopus, chick and mouse. Topics include induction of the mesoderm and nervous system, gastrulation, neural development, mammalian fertilization and early human development, mouse genetics and early development, Drosophila genetics and gastrulation, gene regulatory networks, development and evolution, stem cells and developmental clocks. The module aims to bring knowledge and understanding of developmental biology to the level of current research. It allows students to become acquainted directly with the model systems involved, and develop practical skills useful for future careers in biomedical research. Four or five practicals will complement the lecture component, based on animal models studied (e.g., Drosophila, Xenopus, zebrafish, chick, mammal). (Please note, the 1.0 CU ANAT3005 comprises the lectures of the 0.5 CU ANAT3003 module, plus practicals and extra lectures.)  
Module aims:The course aims to bring the students' knowledge and understanding of developmental biology to the level of current research.  
Module objectives:The objective, to be achieved through lectures and reading of research papers, is to examine the mechanisms of development through a detailed study of the experimental evidence. For students with particular interests in developmental biology, the course ANAT3005 provides practical experience of the four model systems described in the lectures. The course is designed to run concurrently with the lectures in ANAT3003. See the ANAT3005 description for details.  
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Module timetable:https://cmis.adcom.ucl.ac.uk:4443/timetabling/moduleTimet.do?firstReq=Y&moduleId=ANAT3005 
Module assessment:Practical write-up examinations (4 or 5) 40.00%.
Unseen three-hour written examination 60.00%. 
Notes:Runs in Term 1, Blocks B & H. 
Taking this module as an option?: 
Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)https://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=6631 
Last updated:2012-08-16 11:25:28 by ucgbloc