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ANAT456 Developmental Biology

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This paper will guide you in understanding and critiquing the current literature in the broad area of Developmental Biology (topics vary from year to year). You will also learn the essentials of how to communicate complex scientific concepts to a lay audience using multiple media, such as podcasts, popular writing and oral presentation.

Paper title Developmental Biology
Paper code ANAT456
Subject Anatomy
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,702.01
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Room 231, 2nd Floor
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Teaching staff

2022 teaching staff to be confirmed. Please contact the Department for more information.

Paper Structure

ANAT 456 is split into three modules, with each module covering a current topic in Developmental Biology.

This paper is fully internally assessed. The assessments will be divided evenly among each module, with variations in type (e.g. oral or written, layman writing, formal writing) to help students develop the skills and attributes needed in future careers.

Teaching Arrangements
All teaching is undertaken on campus.
There are no textbooks for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will gain

  • An ability to understand and critique current literature in the broad topic of Developmental Biology, including the underlying molecular mechanisms of organogenesis, developmental potency, control of developmental pathways and developmental disease
  • An ability to communicate complex scientific concepts to a lay audience using multiple media, such as podcasts, popular writing and oral presentation

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 14:00-16:50 9-15, 17-20