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Introduction to mammalian embryology (6 points)


Leader: Dr M Pera

Clayton 1-30 2003 (Day)
Clayton 1-30 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit will provide students with the basic embryological knowledge that is essential for working in a clinical human IVF laboratory. Theoretical information about fertilisation, implantation, early embryo development to gastrulation, and differentiation, from a cellular, genetic and molecular perspective, will be presented and discussed in lectures, tutorials, seminars and journal reviews.

Assessment: Written examination (2 hours): 50% + Presentation of journal review: 20% + Essay (2500 words): 30%

Contact Hours: 6 weeks (first 5 weeks - two 1-hour lectures, 1-hour tutorial, 1.5-hour seminar, 1.5-hour journal review) and 2-hours revision in week 6

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