Developmental Biology, 7.5 Credits

In the course you will learn how a cell can develop into an organism with hundreds of different cell types. When the fertilized egg divides and develops into an embryo, it occurs through differential gene expression. The course deals with the various stages in the early development of the fertilized egg, which includes cell differentiation, cell migration and organogenesis. The course covers how the embryo obtains its three-dimensional shape. You will also learn how evolution has affected embryo development by studying different model organisms. The course introduces experimental methods in developmental biology.

ECTS Credits

7.5 Credits

Level of education

First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements (G1F)


School of Science and Technology

When is the course offered?

Prerequisites: 15 credits in biology where at least 2.5 credits from Eukaryotic cell biology, 7.5 credits are included.

Selection: Guaranteed place

Course syllabus

Application code: X5600