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Modules

BGM3001 : Biochemistry of Chronic Diseases (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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

Original Summary:
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

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Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture183:0083:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:001:00Timed Essay
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture151:0015:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching11:001:00Seminar with essay feedback
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

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Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination602A80One essay question to be answered from a choice of 2,
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
2N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M20Timed 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.

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