10 Credits SPRING

Co-requisites: MED6020, MED6022, MED6024, MED6030, MED6032

Aims/Description: Depending on the complexity and duration of a disease, different systems may be to model a salient pathological feature of a disease, or an entire disease and/or a potential therapeutic strategy. From computer models, to genetically manipulated mice and surgically altered large mammals, all models have their place in medical research. You will need to be able to assess the scientific value of each type of model and also the ethical limitations on their application.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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

Teaching timetable


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