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Undergraduate Physiology 2014-2015

PY3002: INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY

30 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

  • this course integrates advanced physiological knowledge using examples from four different organ systems to help explain how these systems interact in health and disease; 
  • use of real-life clinical examples, diagnostic test data and a literature-based research project facilitates an enquiry and interest-based learning experience; 
  • with an aging population and ever-increasing number of people with complex diseases, you will appreciate why understanding how organs interact is the key to improving the diagnosis and treatment of various disorders; 
  • state-of-the-art practical classes measuring physiological functions delivers hands-on science and clinically-related skills to develop professional preparation and knowledge-based practice

PY3803: EPITHELIAL PHYSIOLOGY

15 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

  • This advanced course explores the essential role of epithelial cells in renal, gastrointestinal and respiratory function;
  • You will gain valuable practical experience and understanding of the electrophysiological techniques required for study of epithelial transport; 
  • You will develop your writing, data analysis and reporting skills with the production of a detailed practical report;
  • You will hone your critical analysis skills for the interpretation of published scientific material; 
  • You will prepare a presentation on a selected scientific paper, deliver it during a class-led symposium on cutting edge epithelial physiology research

PY4302: DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROSCIENCE

15 credits

Level 4

First Sub Session

  • ever wondered where your brain comes from?;
  • this course merges cutting edge developmental biology, neuroscience, and cellular physiology to describe how the nervous system arises and gets ‘wired up’;
  • the bewildering arrays of cells in the nervous system interconnect in highly specific ways. Here you will learn what dictates neuronal cell fate, how neurons find appropriate partners and how cells communicate to generate behaviour;
  • in addition to lectures from dynamic researchers this course will hone core skills for basic scientists and medics through group presentation work, independent library research and scientific writing

PY4501: PHYSIOLOGY PROJECT

60 credits

Level 4

Second Sub Session

  • the project offers a wonderful opportunity to carry out cutting-edge literature or laboratory-based scientific research;
  • with around 150 projects to choose from, this is a fantastic opening to follow your interests working with academic staff and leading scientific researchers;
  • the project forms the zenith of your degree and fosters further development of the scientific skills and knowledge you have gained and heightens analytical and critical thinking abilities;
  • the opportunity to be part of novel, yet-to-be published research projects can be career-defining, and provides the ideal experience to prepare you for postgraduate study and other future careers

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