Professional course Infection and Disease

Entry year
2022/23
Course code
USSKA7301
Application
University
Level
Professional/Short Course
Department
Applied Sciences
Campus
Frenchay
Duration
Nine months
Delivery
Online and practical sessions
Course Director
Dr Chris Moore

30 credit module

Page last updated 4 October 2021

Introduction

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.

Structure

Content

The outline syllabus covers:

  • Disease
  • Haematology
  • 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
  • Atherosclerosis
  • 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

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).

Features

Study facilities

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.

Prices and dates

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Dates

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How to apply

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