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Unit information: Cardiovascular Research in 2016/17

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Unit name Cardiovascular Research
Unit code PHPHM0005
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Zoe Palmer
Open unit status Open




School/department School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences

Description including Unit Aims

The Unit consists of 20 lectures that provide an overview of the recent state-of art research in key areas of cardiovascular physiology. It will explain integration of molecular biological techniques in the research at different levels of integration. It will also demonstrate the practical side of cardiovascular research in the laboratories of the unit teachers.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Unit the student will be expected to be able to demonstrate understanding of the current scientific achievements in each of the 3 key areas of cardio-vascular. To understand and be able to describe a variety of relevant experimental techniques used in modern research papers and be able to discuss future directions of these studies. To have a clear view of the current “hot topics” and the most acute biomedical problems in cardiovascular research.

Teaching Information


Assessment Information

A 150 minute examination with MCQ-based short answer questions marked electronically combined with essay questions.

Reading and References

Selected relevant research papers.