Cannot be taken with: MED310

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: BMST08IPP only.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Coursework (essay) 60%,Examination 40%The coursework will be an extended essay (from a choice of 3 titles) of 2000 words with a focus upon modern individualised pharmacological approaches in cardiovascular disease settings. This will test both specific knowledge imparted by the lectures and your ability to independently review the contemporary literature in the area. The final examination will be short answer questions (3 in total, all compulsory) allowing 40 minutes for each answer. This will test breadth of knowledge, factual recall of lecture material, extra reading and the your ability to apply knowledge to real world cardiology/haematology settings.

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

Teaching timetable


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