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Postgraduate Course: Fundamental Biology of Stem Cells (GMED11106)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
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 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 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.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
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

Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsStem cells,development
Contacts
Course organiserDr Paul Travers
Tel: (0131) 242 9458
Email: paul.travers@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryDr Beverly Roberts
Tel: (0131 6)50 3368
Email: beverly.roberts@ed.ac.uk
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