Postgraduate Course: Embryology (BIME11105)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Embryology will cover the basic elements of human development and organogenesis.
The principal aim of this course will be to introduce many aspects of human development covering the events associated with ovulation of the egg, through fertilization, and pre- and post-implantation to embryonic and fetal development of all of the body systems.
Gametogenesis, development from fertilisation to blastocyst stage, implantation, placental development and embryogenesis will be covered in this course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 15,
Online Activities 10,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||This course is assessed by an item of in-course assessment and a online test utilising multiple choice, extending matching question techniques with text and visual components and short essay answer questions. Details of in-course assessment will be provided within the course.
||In addition to the formal summative assessment required to pass this course, formative self-assessment utilising MCQ/EMQ formats will also be provided.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Gain a basic knowledge of normal human development.
- Relate the embryology to the organisation of the body as observed in the Human Anatomy courses.
- Appreciate how normal development can go wrong and how this manifests itself in commonly observed congenital abnormalities.
|Resources will be released in a progressive manner on a weekly basis. Published resources e.g. text and journal access will be possible through the University electronic environment. The reading list for this course is available through the university library website.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Skills in the use of discussion boards for respectful, sensitive, supportive and professional communication.
Ability to carry out tasks in an independent and sustainable manner.
A general level of IT skill regarding usage of the online learning environment.
Skills in research and enquiry.
||This course will be taught entirely by online learning, using the virtual learning environment of Learn as the delivery platform. Course materials are protected by a secure username and password. These access details are made available to registered users only.
|Course organiser||Ms Alethea Kelsey
Tel: (0131 6)50 2924
|Course secretary||Miss Fiona Brodie
Tel: (0131 6)51 5997