Cellular and Molecular Medicine study guide 2023/24

Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Bristol

Our aim is to inspire you to turn science into medicine. Students will learn about the cellular and molecular basis of human diseases caused by micro-organisms. These areas of study include SARS-CoV-2, influenza, meningitis, and AIDS, as well as cancer and autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, diabetes and arthritis.

Our innovative teaching includes resources designed to prepare you for practical classes by demonstrating concepts and experiments through animations, videos and pre-lab quizzes.

In lectures you'll study concepts at the forefront of knowledge about the mechanisms of human disease. Our teaching reflects our research which aims to translate laboratory discoveries into clinical application.

Unit structure

The school offers many classes that are based in a single semester, and can therefore accept unit requests from Study Abroad students who want to join Bristol for just the autumn or spring semester.

Unit levels

The school offers units across all undergraduate levels of study: year 1 (level C/4), year 2 (level I/5), and year 3 (level H/6) units. Postgraduate units are not available.

Unit codes

Unit codes in the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine begin with 'PANM'. This is followed by a number indicating the year (1, 2, 3). For example:

  • PANM10000 = year 1 unit
  • PANM20000 = year 2 unit
  • PANM30000 = year 3 unit.

For more information about each unit, check the University's unit catalogue for 2023/24. Applicants on all study abroad programmes must review the unit details on the catalogue before listing unit choices on their application form. This includes checking the format of assessment for each unit. The unit catalogue for 2023/24 is expected to be updated by the end of April 2023.

Your unit choices cannot be guaranteed. Some units may not have capacity to accommodate all of the unit requests we receive. Registration on a unit also depends on whether you meet the pre-requisite conditions through prior study at your home university.

Units available on the study abroad programme in 2023/24

The following units from the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine are open to inbound Study Abroad students.

Year 1 (level C/4)


  • Fundamentals of Molecular Microbiology (TB1) – PANM10003
  • Normal and Tumour Cells (TB1) – PANM12051


  • Disease and Defence (TB2) – PANM10002
  • Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (TB2) – PANM10001

Year 2 (level I/5)


  • Infection and Immunity (TB1) – PANM22041


  • Cellular and Molecular Pathology (TB2) – PANM22042

Year 3 (level H/6)

All Year 3 classes run in TB4 (September-June) and are available to students studying with us for a full academic year.

  • Advanced Immunology (TB4) – PANM33001
  • Cancer Mechanisms and Therapeutics (TB4) – PANM33004
  • Clinical Pathology in Action (TB4) – PANM30002
  • Developmental Genetics and Embryonal Cancers (TB4) – PANM33003
  • Frontiers in Infectious Diseases (TB4) – PANM30001
  • Immunopathology and Applied Immunology (TB4) – PANM33002 
  • Medical Microbiology (TB4) – PANM33008
  • Medical Virology (TB4) – PANM33009
  • Regenerative Medicine (TB4) – PANM33005

Year 4 (level M/7)

None available.

Application queries

Contact the Centre for Study Abroad inbound team if you have any queries about the application process for the study abroad programmes:

Phone: +44 117 39 40207
Email: cfsa-inbound@bristol.ac.uk


Students cannot audit units. Study abroad students are fully registered on units for credit purposes and must attend teaching only for classes that they are registered on.

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