Postgraduate Course: Embryology (BIME11008)
|School||School of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course will consist of 10, sessions (2hrs per week)., In the first 3 weeks, the basic principles of human embryology will be described in a series of lectures, covering: Gametogenesis, Development from fertilization to the blastocyst stage, Implantation and placental development and Embryogenesis.
The subsequent 6 sessions will be student-lead and will focus on the specific systematic embryology, which complements Course 1 + 5 (Gross Anatomy): Cardiovascular system, alimentary system, urogenital system, nervous system, limbs, head and neck.
In these sessions, students will present, in small groups to the whole class on one of these topics. Presentations will be open for discussion, and academic staff will ensure that sufficient material has been covered in each session. Presentations, will be made available via the internet and will form a key learning aid for the course.
In addition there will be a Lecture-Demonstration in The Human Embryology-Fetal Collection. An extensive collection of fetal material held within the department will be used to demonstrate many of the subjects covered in prior lectures.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 11,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||An MCQ + EMQ (60%)
An essay (40%)
|No Exam Information
| On completion of this Course, students should have gained a basic knowledge of normal human development, allowing them to appreciate the organisation of the body as seen by dissection.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Gordon Findlater
Tel: (0131 6)50 2997
|Course secretary||Mrs Marie Manson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3289
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