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BM5003: CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH AND DISEASE (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

The aim of this programme is to develop a rigorous scientific approach to understanding of cardiovascular health and the underlying causes of cardiovascular disease. This will be achieved through a series of lectures, laboratory practical, case study sessions and interactive clinical demonstrations. This will be delivered by academic staff from the Institute of Medical Sciences and clinical staff from NHS Grampian. This will equip you with the full range of academic, critical thinking, research and investigatory skills necessary for laboratory research and/or PhD study.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Nicola Mutch

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

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

The course will consist of taught lectures, laboratory practical, data analysis, clinical demonstrations and clinical case studies. By completing this programme you will be able to critically evaluate current concepts in the field of cardiovascular disease research; exhibit a deep understanding of how risk factors interact at a molecular, cellular and whole body level lead to the development of cardiovascular disease and gain a critical insight into cardiovascular therapies in the clinical situation; form a debate around the effects of different risk factors and how these contribute to health and disease; and finally design and conduct a research study that would answer an important question in cardiovascular disease therapeutic targets.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 7 - 17
  • 2 Practicals during University week14
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 10, 16

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Written examination (50%), practical report (25%), tutorial summary (25%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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