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Developmental Biology (CEDB30003)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeCEDB30003
Campus
Parkville
Availability(Quotas apply)
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

In this subject students will gain a detailed understanding of the molecular, biochemical and cellular events that regulate the development of specialised cells, tissues and organs during embryonic development. In particular, cell signalling pathways that regulate embryonic induction, tissue interactions and pattern formation, and expression of regulatory genes. A particular focus is the experimental strategies and techniques that are used to identify molecular and cellular mechanisms of development.

Intended learning outcomes

Students will comprehend the molecular, biochemical and cellular events that regulate the development of specialised cells, tissues and organs during embryonic development, particularly cell signalling pathways that regulate embryonic induction, tissue interactions and pattern formation, and expression of regulatory genes; and understand the experimental strategies and techniques that are used to identify the molecular and cellular mechanisms of development.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should:

  • Be able to interpret scientific literature.
  • Have the capacity to integrate knowledge across several disciplines.
  • Appreciate the usefulness of basic research for understanding and solving current biological problems.
  • Have the ability to critically analyse scientific data.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Any ONE of the following subjects:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
CEDB30002 Concepts in Cell & Developmental Biology
Semester 1
12.5
CEDB20003 Fundamentals of Cell Biology
Semester 1
12.5
GENE20001 Principles of Genetics
Semester 1
12.5
GENE20002 Genes and Genomes
Semester 2
12.5
BCMB20002 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
ZOOL20006 Comparative Animal Physiology
Semester 2
12.5

OR (For BBiomedicine students)

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
BIOM20001 Molecular and Cellular Biomedicine
Semester 1
25

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Description

Ongoing assessment on theory and practical work during the semester comprising:

  • two multiple choice quizzes (30 minutes each), Week 7 and Week 11 (10% each);
  • two practical reports to be completed during the practical sessions (2 page short question & answer, each report equivalent to 150 words), Weeks 2-3 and Weeks 5-6 (depending on practical group) (5% each);
  • one practical report (1000 words), due Weeks 10-12 (depending on practical group) (10%);
  • a 2-hour written examination during the examination period (60%).

Quotas apply to this subject

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorMary Familari
    CoordinatorRobb De Iongh
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours42 contact hours in total including 24 lectures (2 lectures/week) and 3 hours of practicals fortnightly
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
    Last self-enrol date 2 July 2017
    Census date31 August 2017
    Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
    Assessment period ends17 November 2017

    Semester 2 contact information

    Administrative Coordination

    BiomedSci-AcademicServices@unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

For detailed information on the quota subject application process, refer to the Quota Subject link on the School of Biomedical Sciences Current Student Information webpage: http://biomedicalsciences.unimelb.edu.au/study/current-student-information/quota-subjects

Further information

Last updated: 06 October 2018