10 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: MBB11003

Aims/Description: How is the nervous system built and maintained so that it functions appropriately? This module will equip you with the ability to apply basic principles in developmental biology to nervous system assembly and maintenance. You will examine experimental evidence that reveals the principles underpinning development of the vertebrate nervous system. Emphasis will be placed on understanding core principles gained through analysis of model organisms, emphasising that mechanisms are evolutionarily conserved. You will see how these core principles underpin our ability to understand and manipulate the human nervous system, so that we are better able to understand degeneration and regeneration.

Staff Contact: ROBSON LOUISE
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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