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Medical Science B Med Sci (Hons) Modules

First year

  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology - an introduction to anatomy and physiology of the major organs and tissue types
  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology - introduction to the fundamentals of biochemistry, cellular function and  energy generation
  • Chemistry for the Biosciences - provides an introduction to molecular chemistry and laboratory techniques
  • Personal and Professional Skills - training in the skills for working in the medical profession, such as practical laboratory skills, presentation skills, and data analysis

Second year

  • Inflammation and Immunobiology - introductory immunology and immunological systems and biology
  • Organ Systems Physiology - how tissues form organ systems and how organ systems work and interact
  • Research and Diagnostic Techniques - provides analytical and laboratory research background knowledge in diagnosing disease
  • Evidence-Based Medicines - this will provide you with crucial understanding of how developments in medicine and medical therapies are based largely on evidence gained from clinical studies
  • Clinical Perspectives 1 - integrating scientific knowledge with the latest clinical practice in areas such as cardiology, obesity and respiratory disorders
  • Molecular Genetics and Genomics - provides an overview of genetics and genomics in the context of human health and genetic disorders

Optional work placement year

Third year

  • Research Project - an individual research project under the supervision of a research-active member of staff
  • Clinical Perspectives 2 - the challenges of treating patients with several health conditions, e.g. obesity, type II diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease
  • Cancer Therapeutics - introduces the biological basis of cancer and considers the cellular mechanisms involved at key stages of the disease. It will focus on the clinical aspect of diagnosis and treatments of a selection of cancer types, clinical trial outcomes, disease management and newly emerging therapies
  • Endocrinology - the latest research and scientific knowledge about diseases and conditions relating to hormones, such as reproduction and infertility, endocrine disorders
  • Nutrition through the Lifespan - the effects of nutrition throughout life, from in the womb up to old age and how this can affect development of disorders from heart disease to Alzheimer’s
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics - receptor/ligand basic interactions and therapeutic drug monitoring