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Biomedical basis of disease 2 (6 points)


Leader: Dr R Kitching (Medicine MMC)

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This subject (with BMS 3011) will concentrate on the pathobiological and biomedical basis of important human disease processes. Areas examined in this subject include inflammatory diseases, (inflammatory renal and joint disease as examples); neurobiology, (neurodegenerative injury); and cardiovascular biology, (coronary artery disease). Disease pathogenesis, including lessons gained from cell/molecular biology and disease models will be the major focus. To provide context and breadth other aspects of disease will be covered with varying emphasis, including epidemiological and clinical features of disease, its current treatment and future treatment prospects.

Assessment: Examination (3 hours): 65% + Group seminar: 20% + Research experience, including editorial writing: 15%

Contact Hours: 6 hours per week

Prerequisites: BMS2011, BMS2021, BMS2031, BMS2042, BMS2052, and BMS2062

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