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Module code:ANATG002 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Developmental Neurobiology
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Prof Stephen Price
Organiser's location:Anatomy Building
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Module prerequisites:Core course for MSc Neuroscience. Option for Dual Masters of Brain and Mind Sciences, MSc in Biomedical Sciences and MRes Biosciences. 
Module outline:The course will cover early development of the nervous system (including induction and initial patterning of the CNS, neural progenitors, and genetic analysis of laterality in the developing CNS), origin of neural phenotypes (including organizer patterning in the CNS, migration of cortical neurons and motor circuitry in the developing spinal cord), peripheral development (including neurogenesis and neuron-glial switch, and regulation of Schwann cell development and differentiation), and axons, synapses and circuits (including axon guidance in the visual system of Drosophila and synapse formation in mammals.  
Module aims:To expose the students to the world-class research in the development of the nervous system as it is done at UCL. 
Module objectives:The students will become familiar with the cutting edge research done at UCL into Developmental Neurobiology. They will grasp and understand the knowledge of the research in this field as it progresses. They will learn about the initial patterning of the nervous system, neuronal differentiation and specification, axon guidance mechanisms and the initial formation of synapses during development. The module will be organized roughly in accordance with the ontogeny of development itself. 
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Module assessment:One essay (2,000 words) 50.00%
Unseen one-hour written examination 50.00% 
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