Undergraduate Course: Patterning in Development (DEBI10021)
|School||School of Biological Sciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Polarity and patterning in embryogenesis:
The Drosophila embryo;
Patterning the nematode embryo;
The vertebrate embryo: zebrafish and mouse;
The evolution of body plans and the underlying conservation of developmental mechanisms.
Organogenesis & cell type differentiation:
The development of limbs, morphogens and environmental influence on development;
Control of organ size.
Meristems and organs.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Notepads
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 33,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Online Exam during December Exam Diet.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Have an understanding of the basic concepts of Developmental and Cell Biology
- Be able to assess literature critically
- Be able to follow a topic in depth and prepare a clearly argued written review on the area
- Have an understanding of scientific ethics
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Knowledge and understanding of Developmental Biology.
Personal and Intellectual Autonomy.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Tues am bar first four lectures (see course timetable for details)
|Course organiser||Dr Guillaume Blin
|Course secretary||Mrs Carolyn Wilson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8651