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Postgraduate Course: Fundamental Biology of Stem Cells (GMED11106)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaGeneral Courses (Medicine) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course will describe stem cells, embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells as well as lineage restricted adult stem cells and how embryonic development gives rise to the range of cells, tissues and organs of the body.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 26, Formative Assessment Hours 26, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 126 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will :
- understand the contribution that animal models have made to the study of development, and how they continue to give insights into human development.
- gain an understanding of the different types of stem cells and of the concept of potency with respect to stem cells.
- understand how ┐stemness┐ is maintained at the level of the organisation and activity of the genome as well as the transcriptome and proteome.
- Understand how normal development operates to produce the cells, tissues and organs of the body

Assessment Information
In course assessment (100%)
Each student will produce 3 written critiques of specified key scientific papers in the relevant subject area and will present these critiques in a moderated discussion. Each critique will be a maximum length of 2000 words.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsStem cells, development
Contacts
Course organiserDr Paul Travers
Tel: (0131) 242 9458
Email: paul.travers@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary
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