10 Credits AUTUMN

Cannot be taken with: MED310
Pre-requisites: BMS242

Aims/Description: Using the respiratory system as the focus, this module aims to further the students understanding of how the body defends itself from the ever-present threat of pathogenic attack; in particular what happens when the host fails in its defence and succumbs to respiratory disease, and the pharmacological strategies that can be employed in an attempt to restore homeostasis and a return to health. Formative assessment will be by an on-line quiz; summative assessment will be by formal examination.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to BMS only at least for 2017/18

Staff Contact: PARKER LISA C
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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