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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

BLGY2262 Animal Developmental Biology

10 creditsClass Size: 200

Module manager: Elizabeth Duncan
Email: E.J.Duncan@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

Normally level 1 Biology core modules

Module replaces

BLGY2122

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

Over the course of this module students will become familiar with some of the key processes in developmental biology and understand how a number of model organisms have informed our understanding of animal developmental biology.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students will:
- have an understanding of some of the major aspects of developmental biology across the animal kingdom.
- be familiar with the biology of some of the model organisms used in biological research across the animal kingdom;

Skills outcomes
Students can expect to:
- build on their ability to think about aspects of science critically;
- practise and improve upon literature searching and reviewing;
- further develop skills in the interpretation of experimental data, record-keeping and scientific report writing.


Syllabus

All animals develop from a single cell, the fertilised oocyte, yet there is an enormous diversity of form and function in the animal kingdom. This module introduces you to the topic of animal developmental biology: the study of processes by which animals, with their complex form and function are formed from a single cell at each generation. Lectures and labs will focus on the major biological processes in animal development and introduce you to the experimental approaches used in the study of development. This course will include some descriptions of the life-cycles of key species that are 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.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

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

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment24 hr 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 list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 06/10/2021 10:45:05

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