APS 120 Reproduction, Development and Growth

Level 1
Semester 2A
Credits 10
Restrictions Cannot be taken with APS136 or APS137
Teaching Staff Professor Andrew Fleming, Dr Fiona Hunter
Co-ordinator Professor Andrew Fleming


This course provides an introduction to the reproduction, development and growth of multicellular organisms. The course will consider the processes of reproduction, embryo development and growth in animals, plants and fungi.

Aims and Objectives

This unit aims to introduce students to the essential and unifying concepts of reproduction, development and growth in multicellular organisms.

By the end of this unit, a student will be able to
(i) outline mammalian reproduction, early embryonic development and differentiation
(ii) describe the essential elements of reproduction, morphogenesis and differentiation in plants and fungi
(iii) identify the similarities and differences in the approaches that multicellular organisms take to the essential tasks of growth and reproduction.

Delivery Method: 18 lectures. 3 Practicals

Student Contact Hours: 27

Assessment Method: 2 hour, multiple-choice examination (70 questions)

Feedback: You will receive feedback via an online self-assessment test and on request in the practical sessions.

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