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PA3802: MECHANISMS OF DISEASE AND PRINCIPLES OF CHEMOTHERAPY (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

  • by understanding the process of a disease we can find ways of both treating it and/or preventing it;
  • this course uses the examples of cancer, infectious disease and inflammatory disease to illustrate this;
  • the factors leading to or causing the disease will be described;
  • using this knowledge the way in which the drugs used to treat the disease work will be discussed;
  • problems that arise from drug treatment such as drug resistance will also be covered

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Ian Fleming

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

A series of lectures covering cancer, immunology, antiviral and antimicrobial agents, cancer pathology and genetics.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 one and a half hour essay examination (70%) and in-course assessment (30%). Continuous assessment comprises: 1 laboratory report, 1 presentation, 1 essay. Resit: 1 one and a half hour essay examination (70%) and previous continuous assessment (30%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

- Practical reports and essays will be marked with written comments. - Tutorial sessions will provide feedback on course content. - Students are given general feedback on performance during PRS revision sessions.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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