10 Credits SPRING

Cannot be taken with: MED310
Pre-requisites: BMS109

Aims/Description: This module aims to describe all aspects of modern cardiovascular pharmacology to enable the student to understand how and why medical treatments for cardiovascular disease are becoming increasingly personalised. Drugs that influence the function of the heart, blood vessels and blood cells in cardiovascular disease states and their interactions in humans will be discussed. New approaches to the multimodal treatment of heart disease will be explained. Formative assessment will be by an on-line quiz; summative assessment will be by formal examination and an extended coursework essay from a choice of 3 with emphasis upon contemporary pharmacological themes in cardiovascular medicine.

Restrictions on availability: BMSU02, BMSU07, BMSU18

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease):

Teaching timetable


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