Developmental Biology Fundamentals
Apply key principles of developmental biology toward evaluating and analyzing primary literature in the field. Be able to explain key concepts, including mechanisms by which differential gene activity controls development, mechanisms that determine cell fate, and mechanisms that ensure consistency and reliability of development.
Apply key principles of physiology toward evaluating and analyzing primary literature in the field. Be able to explain key concepts, including mechanisms of maintenance of homeostasis by physiologic control systems, mechanisms of communication among cells and organs, properties that influence movement of substances across living membranes, relation of cell and organ structure to function.
Explain key principles of supporting disciplines including cellular and molecular biology, evolutionary science, chemistry (general, organic, and biochemistry), and physics.
Effective Writing and Analysis
Critically evaluate current scientific literature and write reports that synthesize and integrate data and hypotheses.
Demonstrate competency in carrying out standard laboratory techniques used in the discipline.
Personal and Public Health Issues
Formulate informed decisions concerning personal and public health issues.