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BB50204: Clinical and translational medicine

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: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 70%, EX 30%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 70%)
  • Examination (EX 30%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Reassessment not allowed
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide students with the knowledge of how fundamental bioscience research can be translated into novel therapies for human disease. The unit will focus on "bench to bedside" research and the problems in translating basic biomedical science into treatments which benefit patients.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this course the student should be able to:
* Write a critical review of how fundamental bioscience research can be translated into novel therapies for specific human disease conditions;
* Analyse the processes by which basic biomedical science is translated into health care practice for patient benefit (translational clinical science);
* Communicate the key research findings related to clinical medicine.

Learning and studying T/F/A, Written communication T/F/A, Oral communication T/F/A, Information handling & retrieval T/F/A.

This unit will highlight the importance of fundamental bioscience research in influencing clinical medicine. It will provide an understanding of the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment involved in some important areas of clinical medicine (including oncology, gastroenterology, neuroscience and cardiovascular medicine among others). It may also provide an insight into specific pathways required for drug design and development when applied to clinical trials and the design of translational end-points in clinical trials. v
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

BB50204 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry

BB50204 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
* 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.