10 Credits SPRING

Co-requisites: MED6021, MED6032, MED6033, MED6034

Aims/Description: This module teaches the principles of the molecular approach through reference to the several diseases that form the basis of work in the Neuroscience Unit. The module examines genetic susceptibility and molecular and cellular pathology. The value of model systems in cultured cells, mice, drosophila and zebrafish are illustrated and the development of classical and emerging therapies are explored. The emphasis of this module is on developing the ability to assess potential experimental results and to apply this knowledge in new areas, building on knowledge and understanding taken from the core modules.

Staff Contact: Dr Martin Nicklin
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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