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Module code:PHOLG043 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Heart and Circulation
Credit value:30
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Prof Lucie Clapp (Director), Dr Ian Edwards (Co-Director)
Organiser's location:UCL Institute Cardiovascular Science, Rayne Buildi
Available for students in Year(s):4
Module prerequisites:The PHOLG043 code is for MSc students only. PHOL1001 and PHOL2001/2002/2003 or equivalent i.e. Yrs 1 and 2 MBBS Heart & Circulation is a very popular course with a practical limit intake capacity of 80 so that the criteria for inclusion on the course will be based upon the appropriateness of the module with the student’s previous area of study as well as their overall 2nd year mark. Those students on the MSc Cardiovascular Science are automatically enrolled while students on other linked modules will be considered in this rank order: Physiology BSc/IBSc, Physiology & Pharmacology BSc/IBSc and Biomedical Sciences BSc programmes.  
Module outline:The course builds upon your primary knowledge of the heart and circulation. Essential aspects of cardiac and vascular physiology will be considered. This will enable you to grasp a number of areas of experimental, applied and patho-physiology. 
Module aims:to: - provide contemporary views on cardiac and vascular function; - relate this knowledge to the human subject; - link the treatment of cardiovascular disease to basic mechanisms; - help you develop independent study skills and teamwork; - facilitate the development of your written and oral communication skills. 
Module objectives:To: - cover a range of heart and vascular physiology at a level beyond that found in standard text books; - develop your understanding of cardiac and vascular function in relation to cellular mechanisms; - apply the above to understand the pathology of various cardiovascular diseases. 
Key skills provided by module:-analysis and integration of information gathered from a range of sources -critical evaluation and interpretation of evidence -construction of arguments and formulation of hypotheses -development of creativity and independence of mind -manage time, prioritise work, meet deadlines -communicate ideas and information effectively -work in cooperation with others -work independently and take on responsibility for personal learning and development 
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Unseen three hour written examination 60.00%
Organ Bath Pharmacology (2.5-3 hours) 5.00%
Poster preparation plus 15 minute presentation 15.00%
Essay (3,000 words) 20.00% 
Notes:THIS MODULE WILL RUN IN TERM 1, BLOCKS A & H The unseen three hour examination will consist of two parts: Section A) MCQ (single best answer) of 30 questions covering whole course; Sections B, Essays) Write an essay style answer to two of five questions. 
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Last updated:2017-09-30 18:02:07 by rmhaluc