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BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

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BM 4004
ADVANCED MOLECULES, MEMBRANES AND CELLS
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr R H Scott

Pre-requisite(s): BM 3006

Note(s): The practical work required in this course may pose difficulties to students with some disabilities. If this arises alternative arrangements will be made. Any student wishing to discuss this further should contact the School Disability Co-ordinator.

This course provides (1) a re-capitulation and extension of third year material from BM 3006 (Molecules, Membranes and Cells) and (2) a more advanced account of some selected topics related to the research interests of the individual academic staff of Biomedical Sciences. The topics for study will include: methods for cell imaging, electrophysiology and genetic manipulation, endocrine signalling; synaptic transmission, plasticity and integration neuronal growth and development and physiological, pathophysiological and pharmacological aspects of ion channels and their regulation.

12 week course, Thread II - 4 one-hour lectures per week, 1 one-hour research seminar per week, 1 six-hour laboratory demonstration session, 1 student-led session on ethics.

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (70%) and in-course assessment - 1 essay, 1 laboratory report and 1 viva (30%).