Foundation Biological Chemistry
The module aims to provide the student with a broad overview of biological chemistry, explain the differences between different classes of compounds from both a chemical perspective and a biological function emphasis. Students will appreciate the different functions of these bio-molecules and gain an understanding of key examples of each in relation to human biology.
Metabolism and Homeostasis
The module will provide the student with a broad overview of dietary requirements, digestion processes and associated anatomy, nutrient uptake and energetic metabolism processes within the human body. The catabolism of biomolecules for energy production will be covered and the role of the kidney in removal of by-products. The role of neuronal and hormonal systems in homeostatic control of the body will also be elaborated.
Fundamentals of Microbiology & Disease
This module will provide the student with an overview of the fundamentals of microbiology, its causative role in
human disease and the intervention of antimicrobials and antibiotics. The role of immunity and its role in
humandefence against disease will also be introduced in this module, and how this may be modulated in response
topathogens. Lectures will be accompanied by a practical session in microbiological techniques and an essay
Mae'r modiwl yma yn rhoi trosolwg i fyfyrwyr o hanfodion mewn microbioleg, ei rôl achosol
mewnafiechydon dynol ac ymyrraeth gwrthficrobaidd a gwrthfiotig. Caiff rôl imiwnedd a'i rôl mewn amddiffyn dyn yn
erbynafiechydon, a sut mae'n addasu mewn ymateb i bathogenau ei gyflwyno hefyd yn y modiwl yma. Caiff y
darlithoeddeu cyfeilio gan sesiynau ymarferol mewn technegau microbiolegol a traethawd efo cefnogaeth
Skills for Geneticists
This module is designed to develop the skills required for students of genetics and medical genetics.Students will
meet with tutors and be given a series of assignments designed to develop skills in key areas such as essay writing,
presentations and general numeracy.Joint sessions will cover generic skills such as internet searching for scientific
sources, referencing and plagiarism.
Eukaryotic Cell Biology
This module will provide a broad introduction to fundamental concepts in Eukaryotic cell biology investigating the origins of the cell, cell structure and specialised cells and cells in disease. There will be a general focus on human cells throughout with reference to other organisms when needed. Students will gain practical experience in identification, differentiation of cells from different human and animal species.
Skills for Medical Sciences
The aim of this module is to provide the student with basic skills required for laboratory research in the field of
applied medical sciences. The module will be both theoretical and applied: the student will be instructed in methods
essential for data acquisition and analyses but will also actively participate in the laboratory, using broadly
applicable experimental techniques. They will also develop skills that are not experimental techniques themselves,
but are nevertheless fundamental to the scientific process, such as `lab math,¿ sourcing information, referencing,
ethics and health and safety.
Introduction to Toxicology: The Dose Makes the Poison
We are surrounded by substances that may do our bodies harm i.e. poisons. The harm these poisons causes depends on our exposure - the dose. The science of toxicology, a discipline that crosscuts biology, chemistry, pharmacology, and
medicine, is based on the principle that the dose makes the poison.
This module will provide you with an introduction to toxicology and how dose-response relationships relate to the physiological effects of toxic substances. You will explore how they produce cellular and chemical changes that cause tissues and organs to malfunction.
You will learn how the structure and function of these tissues can be affected to varying degrees and begin to understand how tissue may repair itself and when the damage is reversible, permanent or fatal.
You will also learn how we use toxic substances to our advantage in both the laboratory and within the clinic.
Human physiology is the study of how our body works in an integrated way. A central principle of human physiology is homeostasis, the maintenance of a relatively stable internal environment. Failure to maintain homeostasis disrupts normal function that may lead to disease (or pathophysiology). Students will be taught the key concepts of homeostasis in the physiological systems of the body, enabling the student to understand the consequences of pathophysiology to human health.
Emphasis will be given to how malfunction of key physiological systems gives rise to disease, using specific examples to enable students to appreciate the relationship between physiology/anatomy and medicine. Fundamental principles of physiology will be illustrated with appropriate clinical examples and during lectures and in practical assignments.
Students will gain practical experience in assessing physiological function during four laboratory-based exercises. The impact of pathophysiology of such systems will be assessed through clinical case studies.
Infectious Disease and Parasitology
The course will build on the fundamentals of microbiology and introduce new topics in bacteriology, mycology, virology and parasitology. Level 5 Immunology (PM-249) is a co-requisite. The course covers the fundamentals of infectious diseases, including clinical aspects, treatment / prevention, and experimental approaches to the study of infectious and parasitic organisms. The course will also cover topics including disease outbreaks, beneficial parasites, tropical disease and behaviour-modifying parasites.
Clefydau Heintus a Pharasitoleg
Bydd y cwrs yn adeiladu ar sylfeini microbioleg ac yn cyflwyno pynciau newydd ym meysydd bacterioleg, mycoleg, firoleg a pharasitoleg. Mae Imiwnoleg Lefel 5 (PM-249) yn rhagofyniad. Mae'r cwrs yn ymdrin ag egwyddorion sylfaenol clefydau heintus, gan gynnwys agweddau clinigol, triniaeth/atal, ac ymagweddau arbrofol at astudio organebau heintus a pharasitig. Bydd y cwrs hefyd yn ymdrin â phynciau gan gynnwys achosion o glefydau, parasitiaid buddiol, clefydau trofannol a pharasitiaid sy'n effeithio ar ymddygiad.
Doctors, patients & the goals of medicine
The educational intention of the module is to allow the student to consider the contemporary practice of Medicine
within the United Kingdom. This will include understanding the professional regulation, financial constraints and
societal and personal challenges, within which medicine and other healthcare activities are practiced.
Meddygon, Cleifion a Nodau Meddygaeth
Bwriad addysgol y modiwl yw caniatáu i'r myfyriwr ystyried arfer cyfoes Meddygaeth yn y Deyrnas Unedig. Bydd hyn yn cynnwys deall y rheoleiddiad proffesiynol, cyfyngiadau ariannol a'r heriau cymdeithasol a phersonol, y mae meddygaeth a gweithgareddau gofal iechyd eraill yn cael eu hymarfer ynddynt.
The aim of this module is to provide a capstone experience to students¿ learning, through participating in their own
enquiry-based research project. The project may be laboratory or non-laboratory based, but it will always involve a
research question that is drawn from the literature, and focused on a topic relevant to medical science. It will ask a
novel research question and involve the critical analysis of research findings. Students will refine their oral and
written communication skills to a graduate level through creating an introductory presentation on the project
background, and a written dissertation and oral presentation on their research conclusions.