MEDCG015 Rheumatology

Module Title
MEDCG015 Advanced Cell and Molecular Rheumatology
Module Value
Term 2
Short Description This course provides training at both the science and clinical level in the major advances in rheumatology research, epidemiology, management and treatment in the last five years.
Module Aims and Objectives
UCL has three centres for rheumatology covering basic, translational and clinical research, with an enormous range of specialist expertise at the advanced level, covering the entire range of rheumatological conditions. Research activities within rheumatology span the full spectrum of contemporary scientific disciplines aimed at translational research, with particular strengths in genetics, cell and molecular biology, epidemiology, immunology, advanced imaging, model systems, pathophysiology, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, clinical research and trials.
 Topics Rheumatology in the 21st Century
Bone Biology and Osteoporosis
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Immunology of T cells
Microscopy and OMIC’s
Clinical Trials Development
Animal models of RA and Immunotherapy
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Histochemistry and Immunostaining
Systemic Sclerosis: ‘Pathogenic Mechanisms and Targets’
Vascular Biology and Inflammation
Regulatory Properties of B cells: Key Targets for Autoimmune Disease Therapy
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Epidemiology and Genetics
Cartilage Biology
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Inflammatory Arthritides

Assessment details
  • Oral Presentation (20%)
  • 3,000 word essay (80%)
 Module Tutor
Professor David Abraham

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