20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This unit is designed to follow on from the biomedical units included within years one and two of the BMedSci Health and Human Sciences programme. It will explore the clinical management of a range of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and ageing, focusing on the biomedical basis of diagnosis and treatment. It will consider the relationship between the underpinning pathology and the treatment options for these conditions, exploring screening and diagnostic techniques, pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. The epidemiology of the conditions will be addressed and the available evidence base explored.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Classroom testing

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Nursing and Midwifery):

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