Postgraduate course

Cell and Developmental Biology

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeBIO370
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish, Norwegian if only norwegian-speaking students participate.
  • Resources

Teaching semester

Spring. Limited capacity. More info: http://www.uib.no/en/matnat/53431/admission-courses-limited-capacity

Objectives and Content

The course gives an introduction to functional cytology and the cellular and molecular mechanisms for embryonic pattern formation of different animal taxa. Themes include: animal architecture, life cycles and reproduction, differential gene expression, cell-to-cell communication and signal transduction pathways, gametogenesis and cell cycles, fertilisation, cleavage patterns and early development, genetic control of Drosophila development, ectodermal and neural development, mesodermal and endodermal development, sex determination.

Learning Outcomes

To give the student a basic understanding in cellular and physiological mechanisms of pattern formation in animals.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Course Evaluation

Students will evaluate the course in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the Department. You can find courseevaluations in the Quality Assurance Reports.

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Portfolio assesment

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