UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science


Module Review - Sophie

Medical Sciences and Engineering BSc/Msci Student Perspectives - Sophie Surr Module Reviews

SURG0160: Professional clinical practice:

'This module provides the opportunity to gain insight and experience a clinical environment first-hand: from watching surgical procedures and learning about the various conditions treated and the devices used, to observing clinicians on their ward rounds. I enjoyed what this module had to offer as it was a rare opportunity, and it helped guide my career choices. Concepts within this module were easy to grasp, and I found it interesting to be able to study what I had seen in person.'

INIM0006: Immunology in health and disease:

'This module provides an overview of the human immune system and how the cells within our body interact to fight infection. Concepts from A level are studied in greater depth, providing you with a sound knowledge of the immune system whilst placing it into a greater context regarding various diseases. I enjoyed being able to study something so crucial to how we live and function as humans, whilst focusing on current developments in this field.'

MEDC0013: Pharmacology and drug action:

'I enjoyed the clinical relevance of this module – learning about the different types of drugs used to treat various conditions and their mechanism of action on a cellular level. This module provided more than just a biological perspective of drugs, as I also got to learn about their history and discovery, which I found fascinating. This module studies similar concepts from A level in greater depth, but the resources available provided the support and guidance to aid my studies.'

MEDC0023: Stem cell therapies:

'Stem cells form a key part of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, so it was nice to have amodule that tied nicely with another as studying one module helped the other, and vice versa. I enjoyed learning about the various applications of stem cells, especially their potential in the treatment of degenerative disease, such as spinal cord injuries. Stem cells is a relatively new and constantly evolving field, so this module was a bit of a step up from A level.'

Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TERM):

'As medicine advances and healthcare demands increase, the need for alternative solutions to easethese pressures increases. I found studying TERM interesting as it is interesting to see the kind of solutions that are being studied and developed today; TERM is a constantly evolving field and becomes increasingly more clinically relevant. This module is more advanced than A level, but modules from previous years provide the foundations needed to understand the concepts within this module.'

SURG0161: Research project:

'I really enjoyed being able to work in a laboratory environment and gain valuable skills, such as cellculture techniques, that would benefit me for future studies. It was great to be able to learn such technical skills that many masters and PhD students use regularly as only an undergraduate myself. The laboratory work is a lot more advanced than what is done at A level but support is always there to help guide you.'

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