MEDCG012 Cardiovascular Science

Module Title
MEDCG012 Cardiovascular Science
Module Value
Term 2
Short Description This module will complement the module on The Heart and Circulation which deals with the normal physiology of the heart, by dealing with the pathology associated with heart disease. It will also complement the optional module on cardiology.
Module Aims and Objectives
  • provide an overview of the pathology of heart disease
  • demonstrate how knowledge of basic mechanisms may be applied to the understanding of existing and potential novel treatments
  • provide guidance in literature research to aid the development of independent learning skills
  • encourage the development of communication and teamwork skills
  • To cover the broad spectrum of heart disease at an advanced level.
  • To apply these concepts to the pathology of many of the major problems associated with cardiovascular disease.
  •  To understand the basis of treatment/potential future therapeutic approaches for heart disease
  • To conduct independent research of the literature
  • To critically assess selected topics in cardiology
  • To give clear, structured presentations, both written and oral of their literature research findings.
  •  Topics
  • Cardiac anatomy 
  • Cardiovascular disease epidemiology   
  • Cardiovascular Risk reduction 
  • Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease 
  • Obesity and CV disease 
  • Hypertension, what to do about high blood pressure
  • The failing heart 
  • Heart Rhythm Disorders 
  • Ischemic myocardium 
  • Iron channels and CV disease 
  • The vascular endothelium in humans 
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Pericardial disease 
  • Cerebrovascular disease 
  • The cardiovascular system in pregnancy 
  • Abdominal aortic aneurism  
  • Peripheral vascular Disease 
  • Future of cardiovascular therapy genes or stem cells
  • Drugs and cardiovascular disease 
Assessment Details
  •  3,000 word essay (50%)
  • Grant Writing Exercise (20%)
  • Journal Club (15%)
  • Oral Presentation (15%)
 Module Tutor
Professor Philippa Talmud

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