M.Sc. in Anthropology

Course Description :

Definition and concepts of growth, differentiation, maturation and development. Stages of growth-Prenatal, Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence, Maturity, Senescence, Gerontology. Factors affecting growth-Genetic, environmental, hormonal, nutritional, socio-economic. Secular trends. Importance of Age recording and decimal age in growth studies. Segmental growth and maturational direction. Methods of studying human growth and development-longitudinal, cross-sectional, and mixed longitudinal studies; Growth curves; Measurements employed in studying human growth and development. Analysis of human physique and body composition-Sheldon Parnell, Health-Carter methods of somatotyping. Osseous development, epiphyseal union and Dentition. Concepts in Ecology-Phenotypic and genotypic adaptation, acclimation and acclimatization, biotic and biotic component, niche, biosphere, ecosystem. Methods in Ecological studies. Human population growth-An environmental perspective. Adaptation to different eco-zones including stress of heat and cold. Allen?s and Bergmann?s rules, Adaptation and body size and shape. Skin colour and adaptation. Adaptation to high altitude. Impact of urbanization and industrialization on Man. Nutritional assessment and nutritional status. Nutritional requirement and recommended allowances for the entire life span from infancy to old age (a) Protein (b) Fat, (c) Carbohydrates (d) Minerals and Vitamins. Problems of under nutrition, obesity and malnutrition- (Kwashiorkar Marasmus).

Type of Degree (Diploma/Degree) : Degree
Type of Course : Post Graduate
Duration of Course : Two years course
Venue For Teaching : Dept. of Anthropology University of Delh Delhi-110 007.

Parent Department : Department of Anthropology
Parent Faculty : Faculty of SCIENCE

Subjects : (A) ABO (Subgroups), MN and Rh Blood group Systems; ABH Secretion, PTC tasting ability, Colour blindness, human skin reflectometry and dermatoglyphics. I. Physical Growth Standing Height Vertex Sitting Height Vertex Body Weight Sitting Height Cervicale Total Right Upper Extremity Length (Direct and Indirect) Total Right Lower Extremity Length (K-quotient method) Right Upper Arm Length (Direct and Indirect) Right Fore Arm, Length (Direct and indirect) Right Hand Breadth Right Hand Length Right Foot Length Right Foot Breadth Bioacromial Breadth Bideltoid Breadth Bicristal Breadth Bitrochantric Breadth Maximum Hip width Chest Breadth (Transverse) Chest Depth (Sagittal) Chest Girth (Inspiration, Expiration, Normal) Head Circumference Upper Arm Girth Calf Girth Skinfold a Triceps Skinfold at Biceps II.Shape Growth Ratios Relative Sitting Height vertex Relative Sitting Height Cervicale Relative Right Total Upper Extremity Length Relative Right Total Lower Extremity Length Relative Right fore Arm Length Relative Right Hand Length Relative Biacromial Breadth Relative Bicristal Breadth Relative Head and Face Segment Relative Head and Neck Segment Relative Height Gnathion Relative Height Cervicale Relative right Upper Arm Length ( C) Identification and description of fossil casts; Excursion to a site for seven days for collection of fossil material and its record (not exceeding 5 pages) (D) Measurements on following human bones (To be specified) Femur Tibia Fibula Pelvis Scapula Humerus Radius Ulna Sacrum OPTIONAL PAPER IV A Human Cytogenetics Theory Chromosomes in Man-Technique of studying human chromosomes from leucocytes, fibroblasts and bone marrow. Techniques of studying nuclear sex-sex chromatin from Buccal smear, drum sticks from leucocytes. Normal human karyotyping-identification of chromosomes. Autoradiography, Banding techniques- Q Banding, C Banding, G Banding, R Banding, Silver staining Standardisation of nomenclature ? International System for Cytogenetic Nomenclature (ISCN-1978, 1981). Chromosomal structure-5 Bromodeoxyuridin 33258 Hoechst studies. Types of chromosomal aberrations- Numerical- (Turner?s syndrome, Klinefelter?s syndrome, Triple-X, Tetra-X, Down?s syndrome, Patau?s syndrome, Edward?s syndrome, Sturge-Webber?s syndrome). Structural-Deletions-Cri-du-chat syndrome, Deletion of short arm of 18 and Philadelphia chromosome. Translocations D/D, D/G, G/G, Acrocentric/non-acrocentric /Metacentric /Metacentric Ring Chromosome; Isochromosome, Inversion-Pericentric, Paracentric; Mosaicism, Anaphase lag triploidy and tetraploidy. Chromosome Polymorphism-distribution and association with development anomalies. Genetic Counselling and Engineering. Practical Direct Chromosome Preparations, their Staining and Identification based on Bone Marrow and Testicular Material from Laboratory Mouse. Identification of Normal and Abnormal Human Chromosomes by Photographs and other Illustrations as supplied. Direct Sex Chromatin Preparation Preparation of Chromosomes from human Leucocytes culture.

Subject Syllabus : A) ABO (Subgroups), MN and Rh Blood group Systems; ABH Secretion, PTC tasting ability, Colour blindness, human skin reflectometry and dermatoglyphics. I. Physical Growth Standing Height Vertex Sitting Height Vertex Body Weight Sitting Height Cervicale Total Right Upper Extremity Length (Direct and Indirect) Total Right Lower Extremity Length (K-quotient method) Right Upper Arm Length (Direct and Indirect) Right Fore Arm, Length (Direct and indirect) Right Hand Breadth Right Hand Length Right Foot Length Right Foot Breadth Bioacromial Breadth Bideltoid Breadth Bicristal Breadth Bitrochantric Breadth Maximum Hip width Chest Breadth (Transverse) Chest Depth (Sagittal) Chest Girth (Inspiration, Expiration, Normal) Head Circumference Upper Arm Girth Calf Girth Skinfold a Triceps Skinfold at Biceps II.Shape Growth Ratios Relative Sitting Height vertex Relative Sitting Height Cervicale Relative Right Total Upper Extremity Length Relative Right Total Lower Extremity Length Relative Right fore Arm Length Relative Right Hand Length Relative Biacromial Breadth Relative Bicristal Breadth Relative Head and Face Segment Relative Head and Neck Segment Relative Height Gnathion Relative Height Cervicale Relative right Upper Arm Length ( C) Identification and description of fossil casts; Excursion to a site for seven days for collection of fossil material and its record (not exceeding 5 pages) (D) Measurements on following human bones (To be specified) Femur Tibia Fibula Pelvis Scapula Humerus Radius Ulna Sacrum OPTIONAL PAPER IV A Human Cytogenetics Theory Chromosomes in Man-Technique of studying human chromosomes from leucocytes, fibroblasts and bone marrow. Techniques of studying nuclear sex-sex chromatin from Buccal smear, drum sticks from leucocytes. Normal human karyotyping-identification of chromosomes. Autoradiography, Banding techniques- Q Banding, C Banding, G Banding, R Banding, Silver staining Standardisation of nomenclature ? International System for Cytogenetic Nomenclature (ISCN-1978, 1981). Chromosomal structure-5 Bromodeoxyuridin 33258 Hoechst studies. Types of chromosomal aberrations- Numerical- (Turner?s syndrome, Klinefelter?s syndrome, Triple-X, Tetra-X, Down?s syndrome, Patau?s syndrome, Edward?s syndrome, Sturge-Webber?s syndrome). Structural-Deletions-Cri-du-chat syndrome, Deletion of short arm of 18 and Philadelphia chromosome. Translocations D/D, D/G, G/G, Acrocentric/non-acrocentric /Metacentric /Metacentric Ring Chromosome; Isochromosome, Inversion-Pericentric, Paracentric; Mosaicism, Anaphase lag triploidy and tetraploidy. Chromosome Polymorphism-distribution and association with development anomalies. Genetic Counselling and Engineering. Practical Direct Chromosome Preparations, their Staining and Identification based on Bone Marrow and Testicular Material from Laboratory Mouse. Identification of Normal and Abnormal Human Chromosomes by Photographs and other Illustrations as supplied. Direct Sex Chromatin Preparation Preparation of Chromosomes from human Leucocytes culture.

Scheme of Grading: : Theory and practical exams are conducted on semester.

Admission Eligibility : B.Sc. (Hons.) Anthropology from Delhi University or B.Sc. (Hons.) Anthropology/ B.A. (Hons.) Anthropology Examination of any other University recognized as equivalent thereto with 50% or above marks in aggregate or B.Sc.(Gen.) from Delhi University or an Examination recognized as equivalent thereto with 60% or above marks in the aggregate and 60% or above marks in the subject concerned. Entrance Test for admission is conducted to fill up 50% seats of the total intake on the basis of merit in the Entrance Test. Remaining 50% seats will be filled up on the basis of merit based on marks obtained by the candidates in the B.Sc. (Hons.) Course Examination from Delhi University only (not through Entrance Test).

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