Module Database

Information for module ANAT3005

This module is available for: The current academic year

If you're a member of UCL you can add this module to your personalised course list

This information is for guidance only. If you are a UCL undergraduate interested in studying one of these courses, you must seek permission from both the providing department and your 'home' department. Appearance in this database is not a guarantee that a course is running in any particular academic year.

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
Available for students in Year(s):3,
Module prerequisites:No specific requirements but students should have taken 2nd year level Developmental Biology (e.g. ANAT2008, BIOL2010, MBBS). 
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.  
Key skills provided by module: 
Module timetable: 
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) 
Last updated:2015-07-17 15:32:52 by ucgaled