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PA3802: MECHANISMS OF DISEASE AND PRINCIPLES OF CHEMOTHERAPY (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


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 Aberdeen 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

  • 1 Practical during University week30
  • 1 Seminar during University week30
  • 1 Tutorial during University week31

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Lab report 15%

2000 word essay 15%

2 x Essay type questions (5 options) 70%

 

Resit (for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21):  

Resit of any failed element

Resit (for students who took the course in Academic Year 2019/20 and C8 students):

Open book exam in week 11 or 12 of of term (MCQ)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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