Embryology (BIOS2115)


This unit of study aims to develop an understanding of the embryological processes occurring to form the human body - from fertilisation to birth. Topics also to be discussed are: infertility, abnormal development, artificial reproductive technologies and fetal surgery.

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Further unit of study information


Distance education mode: independent learning package with LMS support. No on-campus attendance is required. This unit requires 2-3 hrs student effort/week.


1hr online mid semester exam (30%), 1hr end semester exam (30%), Project (25%), quizzes (15%)


Larsen's Human Embryology, 4th Edition (2008)

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Unit of study rules


6 credit points of Junior Biology

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.