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: Draft Grant proposal to the MRC

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

Teaching timetable


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