10 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: BMS107, BMS109, MBB162, MBB164

Aims/Description: This module will introduce students to some of the key principles that underpin the formation of a complex multicellular embryo from a single cell, with a particular emphasis on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the production of different cell types and their organization into functional organs. Students will learn about conservation and reiteration of processes during evolution, and the relevance of animal model studies to gaining an understanding of human development and to recent advances in medicine

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Biomedical Science):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK