10 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: SNM137, SNM138

Aims/Description: The course will examine the medical approach to pathology, illness, and diagnosis. A systematic knowledge of all diseases, or a detailed knowledge of regional pathology is not the aim. Rather, the course will use some common conditions like diabetes and lung cancer to illustrate principals. Taught sessions will focus in detail on one condition per week and examine the aetiology, pathology and presentation of: infection; degenerative disorders; endocrine and metabolic diseases; malignancy; cardiovascular disease; congenital and genetic disorders; trauma. Examples of the more common manifestations of these disorders will be used to illustrate the relationships between pathology, clinical features and diagnosis. 

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK