20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module focuses on the biology of muscle ageing and methods of studying muscle ageing within the integrated musculoskeletal system. Students will develop a critical approach to current understanding of the biology of muscle ageing and current theories of muscle ageing. In addition to a broad knowledge of appropriate techniques and approaches for studying muscle ageing, within the context of the integrated musculoskeletal system. Knowledge is consolidated and practically applied in the identification of a research question and submission of a simulated application to the Medical Research Council, thereby providing the student with the skills and knowledge to draft a grant proposal to Research Council specifications.

Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: The assessed journal encourages reflective practice and develops the skills necessary for research. The presentation develops critical thinking skills as well as ability to present knowledge to an audience and application of knowledge and understanding. A participation grade is included to encourage and reward the student's engagement with the collaborative activities. Should a student fail the participation assessment and have to undertake a re-sit they will have to complete a different form of assessment. The student will be asked to look at 2 participation activities as identified by the module leader/team and submit a 500 word written summary (approx. 250 words per activity). These have NULL dept however they are run by Liverpool (CIMA001) and Newcastle (CHS08008) so I'm not sure what to add to these to update until a decision has been made in relation to CM.

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Oncology and Metabolism):

Teaching timetable


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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK