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BM4004: ADVANCED MOLECULES, MEMBRANES AND CELLS (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

  • the core professional knowledge you need, to be able to contribute to research-level biomedical science, especially in fields of pharmacology and physiology;
  • active research scientists explain the latest developments in our understanding of brain function in health and disease, hormone and steroid signalling systems, epithelial biology and cellular homeostasis;
  • small group practical classes in working laboratories introduce core research and data analysis techniques;
  • research scientists present in depth material on core research techniques – transgenic animals, genome editing, biological imaging, patch clamp analysis and ‘omic’ technologies

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Martin Collinson

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course provides (1) a recap and extension of third year material 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; neuronal growth, epithelial transport, calcium signalling, psychophamacology, development of animal models of neurodegenerative disease and oxidative stress in neurovascular dysfunction.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc BMS in Pharmacology (Intercalating)
  • BSc BMS in Physiology (Intercalating)
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology)
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences (Physiology)
  • BSc Neuroscience with Psychology
  • BSc Pharmacology
  • BSc Pharmacology (Biobusiness)
  • BSc Physiology
  • BSc in Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology & Biobusiness)
  • BSc in Neuroscience with Psychology (Intercalating)
  • Bachelor Of Science In Physiology (Biobusiness)
  • Bcs in Neuroscience with Psychology (Biobusiness)
  • Bsc In Biomedical Sciences (Physiology & Biobusiness)
  • MSci Neuroscience with Psychology & in Pl't
  • MSci Pharmacology with Industrial Placement
  • MSci Physiology with Industrial Placement
  • MSci in Biomedical Science (Pharmacology) with Ind'l Pla'mnt
  • MSci in Biomedical Science (Physiology) with Ind'l Placement
  • Master In Science In Pharmacology (Bio Bus) With Ind Pla
  • Master In Science In Physiology (Bio Bus) With Ind Pla
  • Msci In Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology & Bio Bus) With Ip
  • Msci In Neuroscience With Psychology (Bio Bus) With Ind Pla

Contact Teaching Time

117 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 three hour essay examination (70%) and in-course assessment (30%). Continuous assessment comprises: 1 laboratory report, 1 viva & 1 essay (2000 words).

Formative Assessment

Student-led presentations on aspects of using animals in biomedical sciences.

Feedback

- Practical reports and essays will be marked with written comments. - Viva examination with comments and recommendations from the examiner.

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