Professional course Infection and Disease
30 credit module
Page last updated 4 October 2021
This module aims to introduce the main disciplines in biomedical science: cellular pathology, clinical biochemistry, clinical immunology, haematology, transfusion science, clinical genetics and medical microbiology. As well as developing an understanding of specific diseases and their laboratory investigation, you will be encouraged to integrate your knowledge in these core areas, providing a solid foundation for future system-led learning.
The outline syllabus covers:
- Diseases of the liver and diabetes
- Carcinogenesis and neoplasia
- Acute and chronic inflammation
- Cells and tissues of the immune system
- Cellular injury and death
- Cytogenetics and disease
- Introductory microbiology
- Microbial interactions
- Medical microbiology
Learning and Teaching
The module will be delivered as a series of key online lectures, online tutorials and practical classes (online and in laboratories).
Self-directed study will be used to encourage you to develop your understanding of the biology and pathology of disease.
Assessment will include the following:
- Examinations (online with a 24 hour window for completion):
Two online examinations, one at the end of semester 1 and the other at the end of semester 2, will assess the material covered in their respective semesters.
- Poster based on the interpretation of an extended simulated case study and essay (500 words).
The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.
You'll have access to a range of on-campus and online facilities to support your learning, including the University Library which is open 24 hours a day.
How to apply
How to apply
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