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Module code:ANAT3105(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Clocks, Sleep and Biological Time
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:Prof. David Whitmore
Organiser's location:5th Floor Rockefeller
Available for students in Year(s):3,4,
Module prerequisites:None but some knowledge of cell biology would be preferable. 
Module outline:The aim of this module is to examine the importance of time, and oscillations, in a range of biological situations. The central theme will be the circadian or daily clock. We will look at what is currently known about the clock mechanisms (what makes the clock \'tick\') in a range of animal systems, from Drosophila to the mouse. This will include the genetic-molecular aspects of the clock, as well as some biochemistry and neurobiology. We will also examine how the clock regulates physiological events, such as seasonal reproduction, and human sleep-activity rhythms. The importance of light and the retina in setting the clock will be discussed.We will also look at the timing of hibernation, cell division and animal migration.  
Module aims:To provide a broad understanding of the relevance and mechanisms underlying biological timing, with emphasis on the circadian clock.  
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Module assessment:Unseen three-hour written examination 100.00%. 
Notes:Runs in Term 2, Block C. Class size will be limited to 80 students and if necessary, priority will be given to CDB students (iBSc Anatomy and MSci Cell Biology).  
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