Biology of Disease
Biology of Disease is an integrative, research-led module which seeks to examine the nature of selected human diseases from the viewpoint of all of the disciplines of biomedical science . A student successfully completing this module will thus be able to evidence their ability to integrate all the disciplines of biomedicine in addressing the nature of selected diseases, and demonstrate how current research is informing future study. The nature of the diseases to be investigated may differ from year to year as current research develops, but examples from previous years have included multiple sclerosis, dyskeratosis congenita, cancer and selected infectious diseases. Within the context of these diseases, we will look at treatment strategies and how these become compromised, due to factors such as drug resistance. This module requires prior knowledge of the disciplines of biomedicine, and is thus only available to biomedical science single honours students.