Modules and Teaching

The Division of Biosciences provides first rate teaching from staff who are motivated to inspire students within an excellent research-led environment.

Our diverse array of degree programmes and modules provides students with a number of exciting areas of study.

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Teaching

Each degree area in the Division of Biosciences is led by a Head of Teaching who is responsible for all aspects of teaching strategy and organisation.  In addition, each degree has a Degree Tutor who is responsible for all students on their degree programme.  Students and staff are supported by a dedicated Teaching and Learning support team.  Please see the links below for staff responsibilities and contact details:


Modules

Each of our degree programmes has a number of core modules which are mainly taught within the division.  In addition, each subject area has a number of optional modules available to both the students within our division, and other UCL students who may wish to take our modules as options on their own degree programmes.

You can search for all of our modules by code or keyword using the module database.

You can also see a list of all undergraduate modules taught in the division using the table below:

Division of Biosciences Modules

ANAT (Anatomy) Modules

Year 1 Modules

  • ANAT1003 Introduction to Human Anatomy

Year 2 Modules

  • ANAT2051 Human Anatomy and Embryology (A)
  • ANAT2052 Human Anatomy and Embryology (B)
  • ANAT2099 Ethics of Biomedical Research

Year 3 Modules

  • ANAT3028 The Neurobiology of Neurodegenerative diseases
  • ANAT3029 The Neurobiology of Neurodegenerative diseases(extended)
  • ANAT3030 Cellular and Developmental Neurobiology
  • ANAT3050 Advanced Molecular Cell Biology
  • ANAT3105 Clocks, Sleep and Biological Time
  • ANAT3903 Extended Experimental Project
  • ANAT3905 Research Project in Biomedical Sciences (full year programme)

BIOC (Biochemistry) Modules

Year 1 Modules

  • BIOC1001 Cellular & Molecular Biology
  • BIOC1007 Principles and Practice of Experimental Biochemistry
  • BIOC1009 General Biochemistry for Natural Scientists

Year 2 Modules

  • BIOC2003 Further Topics in Biochemistry
  • BIOC2004 Biomolecular Structure and Function
  • BIOC2005 Metabolism and its Regulation
  • BIOC2008 General Biochemistry of Health

Year 3 Modules

  • BIOC3003 Advanced Biomolecular Structure
  • BIOC3006 Fundamentals in Biomolecular Structure
  • BIOC3007 The Molecular Basis of Cellular Regulation
  • BIOC3008 Cellular Regulation in Biotechnology, Health and Disease
  • BIOC3010 Computational and Systems Biology - in Silicoanalysis of Genes, Proteins and their Biological Roles
  • BIOC3012 Nutrition, Endocrinology and Metabolism 
  • BIOC3013 Cancer Biology
  • BIOC3014 Advanced Molecular Biology of Protein Regulatory Networks
  • BIOC3016 Genes to Disease
  • BIOC3017 Cellular and Molecular Aspects of Cardiovascular Disease
  • BIOC3024 Molecular Mechanisms of Gene Expression and Regulation

BIOL (Biological Sciences) Modules

Year 1 Modules

Year 2 Modules

  • BIOL2002 Field Course in Environmental Biology
  • BIOL2004 Fundamentals Of Molecular Biology
  • BIOL2006 Introduction To Human Genetics
  • BIOL7008 Field Course In Ecological Genetics (also available as a 3rd year course)

Year 3 & 4 Modules

A number of our 3rd year modules also 'M' codes associated with them.  M codes are for students undertaking MSci programmes.  Please ensure you register on the correct version of the module.  The timetables are the same for the 3/M versions.

  • BIOLM005 MSci Research Project in Biological Sciences

CELL Modules

Year 2 Modules

  • CELL2007 The Principles of Cellular Control

CDEV (Cellular and Developmental Biology) Modules

Year 1 Modules

  • CDEV1001 Cell Physiology and Developmental Biology

HMED (History of Medicine) Modules

Year 3 Modules

NEUR (Neuroscience) Modules


Year 1 Modules

Year 2 Modules

Year 3 Modules

  • NEUR3018 Neurological Basis of Learning and Motivation
  • NEUR3025 Advanced Functional Neuroanatomy
  • NEUR3041 Neural Computation: Models of Brain Function

PHAR (Pharmacology) Modules

Year 1 Modules

  • PHAR1001 An Introduction To Mechanisms of Drug Action

Year 2 Modules

Year 3 Modules

PHOL (Physiology) Modules

Year 1 Modules

  • PHOL1001 Mammalian Physiology (1.0 course unit)
  • PHOL1002 Mammalian Physiology (0.5 course unit)

Year 2 Modules

  • PHOL2001 Animal And Human Physiology - Maintenance And Regulatory Mechanisms
  • PHOL2003 Animal And Human Physiology Systems Neuroscience And Research
  • PHOL2005 Structure and Function of the Nervous System

Year 3 Modules

  • PHOL3001 Respiration in Health and Disease
  • PHOL3004 Cell Signalling in Health and Disease
  • PHOL3006 The Cellular Basis of Brain Function
  • PHOL3009 Space Medicine and Extreme Environment Physiology
  • PHOL3902 Research Project (Literature)
  • PHOL3904 Research Project (Laboratory)
  • PHOLM901 MSci Research Project in Life Sciences (Masters Level)

To see the core modules for individual degree programmes, please see the individual degree programme pages