Focus on the experimental strategies and techniques that are used to identify molecular and cellular mechanisms of development will be a feature of this unit. Students will be exposed to a range of scientific techniques through the laboratory component and will undertake a minor project.
RBM2540 - Pathophysiology 2
RBM2133 - Cell and Molecular Biology
HBM2106 - Human Genetics
RBM2540 - For Biomedicine students. RBM2133 and HBM2106 - For Biomedical sciences students.
|1.||Conceptually map the physiological processes that govern reproduction - from gamete production to successful fertilisation and implantation of the zygote - and contextualise the use of medical intervention to assist these processes when abnormal;|
|2.||Review, analyse and conceptualise the body of research that has led to our fundamental understanding of developmental biology with particular emphasis on the embryonic and foetal stages;|
|3.||Identify and evaluate the environmental and genetic influences that contribute to developmental abnormalities in the embryo/foetus, and the repercussion of these on the neonate and throughout the lifespan;|
|4.||Deduce the transitional adaptations that must occur at birth to enable the foetus to survive as a neonate;|
|5.||Diagnose sonographic, biochemical and/or symptomatic anomalies in the foetus/neonate and recommend the impact on future development and potential treatments;|
|6.||Conceptualise the process of parturition and critically evaluate the theories underpinning its initiation; and|
|7.||Commentate on various scientific techniques and methodologies used in the study of developmental biology through reading and practise, including research design and ethical consideration.|
|Test||Two (2) Multiple choice quizzes (5% each, 30 minutes )||10%|
|Laboratory Work||Laboratory reports and/or presentations (500 words)||15%|
|Assignment||Written Assignment (1200 words)||15%|
|Examination||Final Exam (2 hours, 2000 words)||60%|
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