BGM3001 : Biochemistry of Chronic Diseases (Inactive)
- Inactive for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Julian Rutherford
- Demonstrator: Professor Loranne Agius
- Lecturer: Professor Neil Perkins
- Other Staff: Professor Mark Walker, Professor James Shaw
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
1. to provide an understanding of the biochemistry and clinical aspects of a number of chronic human diseases
2. to explain how knowledge of the biochemistry of a disorder can be used to develop rational drug design for its treatment
This module aims to provide an understanding of the biochemistry and clinical aspects of a number of chronic human diseases, including Type 1 and 2 diabetes, liver disease and neurodegenerative disorders and to explain how knowledge of the biochemistry of a disorder can be used to develop rational drug design for treatment.
Topics covered include: G-protein coupled receptors in health and disease; the epidemic of obesity and Type 2 diabetes; physiological insulin replacement in Type 1 diabetes; the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes; fatty liver diseases; metals and disease, drug development for treatment of chronic diseases.
In course assessment (worth 20% of the module mark) is a prepared essay written under examination conditions. The remaining assessment is by a written examination.
Outline Of Syllabus
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:00||1:00||Timed Essay|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||15||1:00||15:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||83:00||83:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||1:00||1:00||Seminar with essay feedback|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||60||2||A||80||One essay question to be answered from a choice of 2,|
|Module Code||Module Title||Semester||Comment|
|Essay||1||M||20||Timed essay in exam conditions.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
FMS Schools offering Semester One modules available as ‘Study Abroad’ will, where required, provide an alternative assessment time for examinations that take place after the Christmas vacation. Coursework with submissions dates after the Christmas vacation will either be submitted at an earlier date or at the same time remotely.
The form of assessment will not vary from the original.