London, United Kingdom

Anatomy and Developmental Biology

when 15 July 2024 - 2 August 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2585

This module provides an introduction to significant aspects of human anatomy and embryonic developmental. It aims to prepare students for more advanced studies in in these subjects. The module will cover topographical anatomy and embryonic development of the nervous system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, musculoskeletal system, urogenital system, and limbs. It will also cover the first few weeks of human development and provide an understanding of the key principles of embryonic development. The module will also cover the cellular organisation of tissues and organs. The module will be taught by lectures, a
series of seminars covering more specialised topics, a small number of practicals, and a class in the Anatomy Laboratory (Dissecting Room).

Course leader

Dr Yoshiyuki Yamamoto is Associate Professor in Cell and Developmental Biology in UCL’s Division of Biosciences. His goal is
to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the generation of morphological novelties during evolution.

Target group

In addition to the standard UCL Summer School entry criteria, applicants will be expected to have knowledge of basic biology.

Course aim

Upon successful completion of this module, students will:

Be familiar with human anatomy and be able to describe and compare the principal structures of major human organs and systems.
Be familiar with the anatomical basis of the function of major organ systems, such as the circulation, digestive tract, reproductive tract and nervous system.
Be familiar with the cellular organisation of the major tissues and organs of human anatomy.
Be familiar with the basic principles of embryonic development and the formation of the body plan during the first four weeks of human development.
Be familiar with the embryonic development of the major organ systems, such as the nervous system, heart, lungs, digestive tract, reproductive tract, limbs, and head

Credits info

7.5 EC
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 15 UCL

Fee info

GBP 2585: Students joining us for six weeks (two modules) will receive a tuition discount. Please see website for details.
GBP : UCL offers accommodation close to campus in a vibrant area in the heart of London.

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