Planit


Human Embryology and Developmental Biology with Industrial Placement

University of Aberdeen

Venues

Old Aberdeen Campus

Content

Human Embryology and Developmental Biology is the study of the fascinating process in humans and animals that turns a single fertilised egg into a whole new individual with all the many specialised cell types.

You will be trained in embryology, reproductive biology (including fertility/IVF science), stem cell
technology, tissue regeneration, and the causes of, and cures for, human birth defects.

Year 1: Chemistry for the Life Sciences 1; Introduction to the Medical Sciences; Chemistry for the Life Sciences 2; The Cell.

Year 2: Physiology of Human Cells; Molecular Biology of the Gene; Foundation Skills for Medical Sciences; Physiology of Human Organ Systems; Energy for Life; Research Skills for Medical Sciences.

Year 3: Human Embryonic Development; Principles of Developmental and Reproductive Biology; The Early Embryo; Development of Organ Systems; Genetics.

Year 4: Advanced Molecules, Membranes and Cells (Stem Cells and Regeneration); Evolution & Development; Developmental Neuroscience; Developmental Biology Honours Project.

Entry Requirements

2024 entry requirements

4 Highers at AAAB (by end of S5) including Biology and Chemistry plus English, Maths and Chemistry or Physics at National 5.

For advanced entry to year 2, you would require 3 Advanced Highers at AAB including Biology and Chemistry.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

MSci

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

CC7C

Course Length

5 years

Faculty

Life Sciences and Medicine

Department

Biological Sciences

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.abdn.ac.uk