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Human development from conception to birth (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Nigel Wreford

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This subject covers the development of the human from conception to birth. It will include both classical embryology which is largely based on a description of the morphological changes occurring during development and modern concepts of the underlying molecular mechanisms. In particular cellular differentiation, the specification of cell fate and determination of body axes will be examined. Detailed discussion of limb development, sex determination, renal and neural development will be included. Students will also develop skills in relevant practical areas. Oral and written communication skills will be emphasized in practicals and the presentation of reports.

Assessment: Practical reports and group presentations: 33.33% + Examination (MCQ - 60 questions): 33.33% + Essay (2000 words): 33.33%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour practical class per week

Prerequisites: 6 points of a level 2 or level 3 unit taught by the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

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