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Module MECHANISMS OF HUMAN DISEASE

Module code: BI108
Credits: 7.5
Semester: 2
Department: BIOLOGY
International: Yes
Coordinator: Marion Butler (BIOLOGY)
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Topics covered include: basic concepts of immunology including innate and adaptive immune responses, regulation of the cell cycle, cancer including the anti-tumour immune response, basic molecular and cellular concepts of the nervous system, select neurological disorders, basic molecular and cellular concepts of chronic metabolic disorders, cardiovascular and respiratory disease, the role of the microbiome in disease. Students carry out library-based research and give a short oral presentation on a biological topic. In addition, students work in groups to research and present a poster on a biological topic. The posters are presented for public display and are assessed on content and presentation.

Lecture list:
Immunology-5 lectures
Cancer-6 lectures
Metabolic Disorders-6 lectures
Neurological Diseases-6 lectures
Class Based MCQ-1 lecture class

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