Cannot be taken with: BMS242
Pre-requisites: BMS109

Aims/Description: This module focuses on cellular and developmental biology, with students covering advanced concepts in embryo formation, development of cell types, assembly and maintenance of the nervous system and processes that govern stem cells, ageing and cancer. Within these you will consider a number of disease conditions. Supporting content will cover areas related to pharmacology and cellular and molecular biology, providing a broad understanding of areas that support developmental processes. You will develop practical and analytical skills with the completion of developmental and pharmacological practical classes. In addition, session on employability will allow you to develop key skills ofr the future.

Staff Contact: Dr Natalia Bulgakova
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study, careers activities, employabaility conference, drop in sessions, digital media training
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Lab work, Online pharmacology assessment, digital mediaproject and Linkedin profile. Lab work is a practical report.

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

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