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Module code:BIOL2010(Add to my personalised list)
Title:The Biology of Development
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:DR HAZEL SMITH
Organiser's location:Biological Sciences
Available for students in Year(s):2,3,
Module prerequisites:BIOC1001/CDEV1001 (Biochemistry/Cell Physiology and Developmental Biology) OR BIOC1008/1009 (General Biochemistry) in the first year OR BIOL2004 (Fundamentals of Molecular Biology) in the second year  
Module outline:An introduction to the modern science of development covering a variety of organisms and discussing evolutionary, cellular and genetic bases of animal development. The study of development is one of the most exciting areas of modern biology. As a field which unites morphology with molecular genetics it is relevant to most biologists studying programmes from zoology to human genetics. Specific topics covered include development of the embryonic axes in insect and vertebrate models. The development of sex, the vertebrate limb and the nervous and vascular systems. Role of homeodormain proteins and other developmental regulators in setting up the body plan.  
Module aims:To give students an introduction to modern developmental biology covering a variety of organisms and discussing the evolutionary, cellular and genetic bases of animal development. 
Module objectives:After taking this course students should be able to describe the process and underlying mechanisms of development from fertilisation to adulthood in a number of model systems including, nematodes, insects, and vertebrates. They should understand various approaches to studying development (comparative/descriptive, experimental embryology and genetic) and ugenral concepts including cell fate, positional information and axes determinating. They should also be able to discuss gene regulation/regulatory networks and their role in development, cellular differentiation and ageing.  
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Module assessment:Unseen two-hour written examination 70.00%.
Practical write up 10.00%.
One essay 20.00%.
Notes:This course is a pre-requisite for 3rd year Anatomy Developmental courses such as Anat3037 and Anat3003. To register for this module for the 2012/13 academic year please ensure you meet the prerequisites listed above (where applicable) and, if you do, select it using Portico and await Teaching and Parent Department approval. 
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Last updated:2013-09-24 20:02:25 by ucbhhks