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BLGY2262 Animal Developmental Biology

10 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Professor Ian Hope
Email: I.A.Hope@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Normally level 1 Biology core modules

Module replaces

BLGY2122

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

Students will be familiar with the biology of model organisms used in research and development across the animal kingdom, essential background for level 3 modules.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students will:
- be familiar with the biology of the model organisms used in research and development across the animal kingdom;
- know essential biological background for level 3 modules in which current investigation of Animal Developmental Biology using genetic and molecular approaches will be addressed.


Syllabus

This module introduces you to the topic of animal developmental biology, the study of processes by which animals are formed at each generation. Lectures and practicals will provide descriptions of the life-cycles of species important in the study of development. These species may either be of classical importance to this subject or crucial to current research to understand the mechanisms behind the developmental processes we can observe.

You will be introduced to experimental approaches used in the study of development and you will come to appreciate the characteristics that make an animal a particularly suitable subject for study. You will be provided with a foretaste of the mechanistic details behind the complex and fundamental processes directing an organism's development to be revealed in third year courses.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture121.0012.00
Practical43.0012.00
Private study hours76.00
Total Contact hours24.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

-20 hours of self-study for practicals (5 hours per practical)
- 36 hours of reading around lecture material (3 hours per lecture)
- 20 hours revision for the exam

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student attendance at lectures will be monitored in line with standard faculty practice.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Practical1 practical report written as a scientific paper33.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)33.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins67.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)67.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 25/04/2019

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