15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The module will examine ion channels found in electrically excitable cells, focusing on their physiological role in health and disease. Students will learn about ion channel molecular physiology, and the importance of ion channels in channelopathies, diseases associated with ion channel mutations. Examples of diseases covered will include myotonia, ataxia and long QT syndrome. The emphasis throughout will be to appreciate how experimental research informs our understanding of ion channel physiology, reflecting the University's mission statement to lead teaching by current research.

Staff Contact: ROBSON LOUISE
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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