Understanding Disease: an Integrated Approach

Module code: MB3057

This module examines a number of clearly identified disease processes from the clinical presentation of the disease to our understanding of the underlying anatomy, physiology, pathology, and therapies used in man. In each disease block you will be introduced to the current thinking regarding the underlying cause of each disease and how we can use scientific tools from genetics, molecular biology and pharmacology to develop novel approaches for the treatment of each disease. Held in the second semester of final year, this module will pull together information from a range of modules in years 1, 2 and 3 to give you an integrated understanding of each disease process. You will be required to think across disciplines in their quest to understand the mechanisms of each disease.

Learning

  • 22 hours of lectures
  • 1 hour tutorial
  • 127 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Essay, 2,000 words (30%)
  • 4 in-course tests (20%)
  • Exam, 90 minutes (50%)