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Module code:BIOC3017 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Cellular and Molecular Aspects of Cardiovascular Disease
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Professor K Srai
Organiser's location:Room G16 Darwin Building UCL
Available for students in Year(s):3
Module prerequisites:Strong background knowledge of biochemistry, cell biology and basic genetics. Students wishing to take this module are strongly encouraged to have 2.1 or higher average in Year 2.This module cannot accommodate more than 60 students. Should the module size exceed 60, the criteria outlined above will become mandatory for confirmation of enrolment on BIOC3017 
Module outline:This course will focus on the development of cardiovascular disease and its causes. The molecular basis of hyperlipidaemias. Transgenic model and gene therapy strategies for hyperlipidaemia. Molecular and cellular aspect of atherosclerosis and restenosis. Gene therapy and treatment of vascular disease. The endothelium and cardiovascular disease. Understanding the role of free radicals and oxidation in patho physiology and the role of antioxidants in prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Particular emphasis will be placed on the role of nitric oxide in health and patho-physiology of cardiovascular disease. Molecular aspects of haemostasis and thrombosis will be covered in detail. Role of diet, obesity and diabetes in cardiovascular disease will be related to both environmental and genetic factors. You will also be introduced to Genome wide associations in Cardiovascular disease.  
Module aims:This course is designed to take advantage of new developments in molecular and cellular biology and their applications to cardiovascular disease. The student will obtain some 'hands on' experience of the laboratory techniques in molecular medicine. 
Module objectives:For the student to be able to express in writing and in discussion the major current theories of the development of cardiovascular disease at the molecular level. Also to provide a substantial core of knowledge to support further studies in clinical aspects of cardiovascular disease.  
Key skills provided by module:The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes in the following areas: Intellectual (thinking) skills: 1. reason critically 2. analyse and interpret scientific data 3. solve problems 4. demonstrate and exercise independence of thought 
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Coursework 30.00%
Unseen two-hour written examination 70.00% 
Notes:Please note that lectures take place on Wednesdays 9am - 11am during weeks 20 - 30.  
Taking this module as an option?: 
Link to virtual learning environment (registered students only) 
Last updated:2017-08-02 11:24:45 by ucbchbe