2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
BLGY2262 Animal Developmental Biology
10 creditsClass Size: 200
Module manager: Dr Elizabeth Duncan
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
Pre-requisite qualificationsNormally level 1 Biology core modules
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesOver 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.
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;
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.
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.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||81.00|
|Total Contact hours||19.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private study-15 hours of self-study for practicals (5 hours per practical)
- 30 hours of reading around lecture material (3 hours per lecture)
- 20 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|
|Online Time-Limited assessment||24 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 listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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