Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
An enrolment quota of 110 students applies to this subject.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 42 contact hours in total including 24 lectures (2 lectures/week) and 3 hours of practicals fortnightly |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Any ONE of the following subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
OR (For BBiomedicine students)
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. |
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CoordinatorAssoc Prof Gary Hime, Dr Mary Familari
Dr Gary Hime
Dr Mary Familari
Ms Kim Williams
|Subject Overview:||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.|
|Objectives:||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.|
Ongoing assessment on theory and practical work during the semester comprising:
|Prescribed Texts:||Gilbert SF, Developmental Biology, 9th Edition, Sinauer Press. |
|Recommended Texts:||Wolpert L. Principles of Development, 4th edition, Oxford University Press.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject, students should: |
|Notes:||This subject is available to students enrolled in the NG BSc, BBiomed, pre-2008 BSc, pre-2008 BASc, pre-2008 BBiomedSc. |
Experiments involving the use of animals are an essential part of this subject.
A laboratory coat and safety glasses will be required for practical work.
Bachelor of Biomedical Science |
Bachelor of Science
Anatomy (pre-2008 Bachelor of Science) |
Animal Cell Biology (specialisation of Cell and Developmental Biology major)
Biotechnology (pre-2008 Bachelor of Science)
Cell Biology (pre-2008 Bachelor of Science)
Human Structure and Function
Molecular Biotechnology (specialisation of Biotechnology major)
Reproduction and Development (pre-2008 Bachelor of Science)
Reproduction and Development (specialisation of Cell and Developmental Biology major)
Science credit subjects* for pre-2008 BSc, BASc and combined degree science courses
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Cell && Developmental Biology |
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