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ANAT334 Developmental Biology

Essential topics in developmental biology. Topics include cellular processes involved in morphogenesis, such as formation of the face and control of cell number and migration in the developing organism; organ and skeletal formation and patterning; and development and regeneration/repair of the nervous system.

ANAT 334 provides in-depth coverage of key processes that occur before birth, and that are essential for the creation of the adult form. Topical examples across a variety of animal model species are used to illustrate how cells and molecules interact to build tissues, and how tissues then interact to build organs, organ systems and eventually an entire body. What happens when these interactions don't occur normally, and produce birth defects, is also covered.

Paper title Developmental Biology
Paper code ANAT334
Subject Anatomy
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,500.00

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Prerequisite
ANAT 243
Schedule C
Science
Contact
Anatomy Office
Room 231, 2nd Floor
Lindo Ferguson Building (LFB)
Tel 479 7362
anat334@anatomy.otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
2017 teaching staff to be confirmed -“ please contact the Department for more information.
Paper Structure
Module 1: Cellular Processes in Early Embryogenesis
Module 2: Selected Topics in Tissue Morphogenesis
Module 3: Development and Malformation of the Forebrain
Teaching Arrangements
All teaching is undertaken on campus.
Textbooks
ANAT 334 delves in-depth into selected subjects in developmental biology, and because the goal of your education at this stage is to learn the process of experiment-driven scientific discovery, our primary reference for this course is the scientific literature. Thus, we do not prescribe any one textbook for the course. Your lab manual will supply those texts that are excellent references, all of which are on reserve in the Medical Library.
Course outline
View the course outline for ANAT 334
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes
Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of some of the major theories in, and current experimental evidence for, key aspects of developmental biology
  • Demonstrate an ability to integrate information given in different lectures and to use this information to discuss aspects of developmental biology
  • Exhibit an awareness of the experimental basis of science, and be able to obtain and interpret experimental data at a basic level
  • Exhibit an awareness of the uncertainty of science, and demonstrate an ability to engage in critical and analytical thought at a basic level
  • Be familiar with key techniques used in experimental developmental biology and be able to demonstrate how you would use these to investigate specific questions

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Thursday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-40

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
P1 Friday 14:00-17:50 28-34, 36-40

Essential topics in developmental biology. Topics include cellular processes involved in morphogenesis, such as formation of the face and control of cell number and migration in the developing organism; organ and skeletal formation and patterning; and development and regeneration/repair of the nervous system.

ANAT 334 provides in-depth coverage of key processes that occur before birth and that are essential for the creation of the adult form. Topical examples across a variety of animal model species are used to illustrate how cells and molecules interact to build tissues and how tissues then interact to build organs, organ systems and eventually an entire body. What happens when these interactions don't occur normally and produce birth defects is also covered.

Paper title Developmental Biology
Paper code ANAT334
Subject Anatomy
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
ANAT 243
Schedule C
Science
Contact
Anatomy Office
Room 231, 2nd Floor
Lindo Ferguson Building (LFB)
Tel 479 7362
anat334@anatomy.otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
2018 teaching staff to be confirmed. Please contact the Department for more information.
Paper Structure
Module 1: Cellular Processes in Early Embryogenesis
Module 2: Selected Topics in Tissue Morphogenesis
Module 3: Development and Malformation of the Forebrain
Teaching Arrangements
All teaching is undertaken on campus.
Textbooks
ANAT 334 delves in depth into selected subjects in developmental biology, and because the goal of your education at this stage is to learn the process of experiment-driven scientific discovery, our primary reference for this paper is the scientific literature. Thus, we do not prescribe any one textbook for the paper. Your lab manual will supply those texts that are excellent references, all of which are on reserve in the Medical Library.
Course outline
View the course outline for ANAT 334
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of some of the major theories in, and current experimental evidence for, key aspects of developmental biology
  • Demonstrate an ability to integrate information given in different lectures and to use this information to discuss aspects of developmental biology
  • Exhibit an awareness of the experimental basis of science, and be able to obtain and interpret experimental data at a basic level
  • Exhibit an awareness of the uncertainty of science and demonstrate an ability to engage in critical and analytical thought at a basic level
  • Be familiar with key techniques used in experimental developmental biology and be able to demonstrate how you would use these to investigate specific questions

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Moodle

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Thursday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
P1 Friday 14:00-17:50 28-34, 36-40