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Natural Sciences Tripos, Part II (Biological and Biomedical Sciences), 2009-10: Notice

The Faculty Board of Biology give notice, in accordance with Regulation 30 for the Natural Sciences Tripos, that the following combinations of Major and Minor Subjects will be offered in the Natural Sciences Tripos, Part II (Biological and Biomedical Sciences) in 2009-10.

Subject to any restrictions announced in a particular year by the Faculty Board under the provisions of Regulation 30, candidates are required to offer in the examination for Part II Biological and Biomedical Sciences of the Natural Sciences Tripos:

(a) four written papers of three hours duration each in one Major Subject;
(b) one written paper of three hours duration in one Minor Subject;
(c) a dissertation of not more than 6,000 words, excluding tables, figures, and references.

All subjects make provision for candidates to offer a dissertation.

The subjects available and permissible combinations are listed below, together with the name of the Department offering the subject (which may be consulted for advice). If there is a limit on the number of candidates that can be accepted for a subject, this is indicated.

Major Subjects

  Major Subject Permissible Minor Subjects
401 Pathology - Mechanisms of disease
   Minimum 20 candidates
101 104 106 107 121
402 Pathology (A and B) 101 104 105 107 110 114 117 119 120
403 Pathology (A and C) 101 103 104 105 107 110 114 117 119 120
404 Pathology (A and D) 101 103 104 105 107 110 114 117 119 120
405 Pathology (B and C) 101 104 105 107 110 111 114 117 119 120
406 Pathology (B and D) 101 104 105 106 107 110 111 114 117 119 120 121
407 Pathology (C and D) 101 103 104 105 107 110 111 114 117 119 120
408 Pharmacology 101 103 104 107 108 110 113 114 116 117 119 120
409 Psychology 111 116 (further Minor Subjects may be available depending on the Psychology options chosen)
411 Biochemistry
   Maximum 5 candidates
101 104 106 107 108 111 113 115 118 121
412 Plant Sciences (Cellular - M1, M4, L1, L2) 101 104 105 107 108 110 111 116 117 118 119 120
413 Plant Sciences (Ecology - M3, M1 or Zoology M3, L2, and Zoology L2) 104 106 108 110 111 116 117 118 119 120 121
414 Genetics
   Maximum 6 candidates
101 103 104 105 107 108 113 114 116 (a fifth Genetics module can be taken as a Minor Subject)
415 Physiology, Development, and Neuroscience (Developmental and reproductive biology)
    Maximum 6 candidates
106 107 110 111 116 117 118 121
416 Physiology, Development, and Neuroscience (Integrative physiology)    
    Maximum 6 candidates
104 106 107 108 110 111 116 117 118 119 120 121
417 Neuroscience (Neuroscience)
   Maximum 15 candidates
101 104 106 107 108 110 113 116 117 (111 is also offered if not taken as a Major Subject module)
418 Zoology (Cells and development - M6, M7, and two from L5, L6, L7) 103 105 110 111 113 114 116 117 118
419 Zoology (Behaviour - M4, M5, L2, L3) 103 104 106 108 113 114 115 116 121
420 Zoology (Vertebrate biology - two from M1, M3, M5 and L1, L3) 101 103 104 106 107 108 110 113 114 116 117 119 120 121
421 Zoology (Ecology and conservation - two from M2, M3, M5 and L2, L3) 103 104 106 108 110 113 114 115 116 117 121
422 Zoology (Ecology and genetics - two from M2, M3, M5 and two from L2, L3 and Genetics module M5) 103 104 108 110 113 114 116 117
423 Zoology (Ecology and plant sciences - two from M2 and M3 or Plant sciences M3, and L2, L3) 103 104 106 108 110 113 114 115 116 117 121
424 Pathology (B and E) 101 104 107 110 114 117 119 120
425 Pathology (C and E) 101 103 104 107 110 114 117 119 120
426 Pathology (D and E) 101 103 104 107 110 114 117 119 120

Minor Subjects

The Minor Subjects for 2009-10 will be:

101 Biology of parasitism
103 The human lifespan (Bio Anth Foundation BA3) Maximum 7 candidates
104 The human journey (Bio Anth Foundation BA2) Maximum 7 candidates
105 The human animal (Bio Anth Foundation BA1) Maximum 7 candidates
106 Neural degeneration and regeneration (Neuroscience) Maximum 15 candidates
107 History and ethics of medicine (History and philosophy of medicine) Maximum 50 candidates
108 Medicine, body, and society (Social and Political Sciences paper Soc. 10)  
110 The family (Social and Political Sciences paper Int. 5)  
111 Central mechanisms of sensation and behaviour (Neuroscience) Maximum 15 candidates
113 Medicine from antiquity to the enlightenment (HPS Pt II Paper 7) Maximum 12 candidates
114 Modern medicine and biomedical sciences (HPS Pt II Paper 8) Maximum 12 candidates
115 Psychology of education (Education Part II) Maximum 10 candidates
116 Sociology of education (Education Part II)  
117 Philosophy of education (Education Part II)  
118 History of education (Education Part II)  
119 Plant and microbial genetics (Genetics M2)  
120 Human genetics (Genetics M4)  
121 Evolutionary genetics (Genetics M5)  

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Cambridge University Reporter 4 February 2009
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