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BB20258: Pathology

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 80%, PR 20%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 80%)
  • Practical (PR 20%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take BB10005 AND take BB10006 AND take HL10034 AND take HL10182
While taking this module you must take BB20023 AND take BB20024
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce students to:
* the study and diagnosis of disease.
* research areas where knowledge of pathology might be relevant.
* key aspects of histology.
* the fundamentals of animal research legislation and regulation.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this course the student should be able to:
* Describe the normal functioning of human cells, tissues and organs, including the immune and endocrine systems;
* Describe the normal development of the human body;
* Explain the major molecular processes that lead to cellular repair and death;
* Explain the development and progress of neoplastic, endocrine, respiratory, immune, opthalmic and developmental disorders.

Knowledge and understanding T/F/A, Intellectual skills F/A, Written communication T/F/A, Numeracy F/A, Data acquisition, handling, and analysis T/F/A, Information technology T/F/A, Practical skills T/F/A, Problem solving T/F/A, Working independently and group working F/A.

Healthy cell and tissue structure and functions; Organised growth of cells and tissues (differentiation and development); Cell injury and death (apoptosis and necrosis); Defence mechanisms (innate and acquired); Cellular and tissue responses to damage; Infectious agents and pathogenic effects; Neoplasia; Endocrine disorders; Developmental disorders; Respiratory diseases; Autoimmune diseases; Opthamology; NC3Rs in research.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

BB20258 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
  • UXXX-AFB11 : BSc(Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Year 2)
  • UXXX-AKB11 : BSc(Hons) Biomedical Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 2)