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Human Embryology and Developmental Biology

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

Standard entry:
4 Highers at AABB (by end of S5) including 2 maths or science subjects by end S6 plus English, Maths and Chemistry or Physics at National 5. Those with Highers at BBB by end of S5 are encouraged to apply.

For second year entry you would require the above plus 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including Biology and another maths or science subject at AB or BA.

Widening access entry:
2 Highers at BB (by end of S5). Additional Highers/Advanced Highers in S6.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

CC71

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

Life Sciences and Medicine

Department

Biological Sciences

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.abdn.ac.uk