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BB20223: Pathology

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 3
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:
  • Practical (PR 20%)
  • Examination (EX 80%)
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 AND take HL20185
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce students to the study and diagnosis of disease.

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 neoplasia and endocrine 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.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

BB20223 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)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.