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Cell and Developmental Biology

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeBIO370
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
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Teaching semester

Spring.

This course has a limited capacity, enrolment is based on application. The application deadline is Wednesday in week 2 for the spring semester. Please see this page for more information. You will receive confirmation of whether you received a seat in Studentweb no later than Monday the week after the deadline.

It is compulsory to attend the first lecture/orientation meeting, or you risk losing your seat. If you are unable to attend the first lecture, you must contact the Study Section (<email>studie.bio@uib.no</email>). The time of the first lecture/orientation meeting can be found in the schedule on the course website or on Mitt UiB.

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.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

  • Lectures
  • Laboratory course w/report
  • Poster session

Compulsory activities have to be approved in order to take the exam. Approved compulsory activities are valid in 6 semesters, including the semester of completion.

Forms of Assessment

  • Oral exam, accounts for 50% of total grade.
  • Lab course report, accounts for 30% of total grade.
  • Poster session, accounts for 20% of total grade.

In semesters with no teaching, a resit oral exam is held early in the semester. The score from the other two portfolio elements from the previous semester will be included in the final grade.

Grading Scale

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

Assessment Semester

The oral exam is held in both spring and autumn semesters. In semesters with no teaching, a resit oral exam is held early in the semester. The score from the other two portfolio elements from the previous semester will be included in the final grade.

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.

Course Administrator

Department of Biological Sciences

Contact

Contact the Study Section at the Department of Biological Sciences: studie.bio@uib.no">studie.bio@uib.no

Exam information