2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
BLGY3251 Animal Developmental Biology
10 creditsClass Size: 200
Module manager: Professor Ian Hope
Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
|BLGY2262||Animal Developmental Biology|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesMolecular Biology has provided links between Developmental Genetics and Developmental Biology and thereby given us an understanding of the development of living organisms that was previously inaccessible.
The processes by which complex biological structures are generated are still being revealed.
In this module we will introduce students to our current understandings of developmental mechanisms and explore how this understanding has been achieved.
On completion of the module students will be able to:
- understand current theories concerning the origin of structure and pattern during an animals development
- understand the development of selected species of animals, such that by the end of the module, a student can assimilate research papers in the field of Developmental Biology; and
- appreciate recent and future developments in these areas.
This module covers our current understanding of the mechanisms of some key developmental processes. Axis determination, embryonic patterning and inductive signalling in animal development will be addressed.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||84.00|
|Total Contact hours||16.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private study- 72 hours of reading around lecture material (4.5 hours per lecture)
- 12 hours revision for the exam
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudent attendance at lectures will be monitored in line with standard faculty practice.
Methods of assessment
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||2 hr 00 mins||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 25/04/2019
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