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Unit information: Cardiovascular Research in 2021/22

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. Hart
Open unit status Not open




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

Description including Unit Aims

The Unit consists of activities such as lectures, seminars, workshops and home based e-learning 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

This unit is taught through:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • home-based e-learning

Assessment Information

100% examination


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How much time the unit requires
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