CMB2003 : Molecular Medicine
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Damian Parry
- Lecturer: Prof. Michael Whitaker, Professor Bernard Connolly, Dr Vanessa Armstrong, Dr Andreas Werner, Prof. Dianne Ford, Professor Harry Gilbert, Professor Rick Lewis, Dr Jeremy Brown, Dr Debra Bevitt, Dr Geoff Bosson, Professor Brian Morgan, Professor Barry Hirst, Dr David Bolam, Dr Michele Sweeney, Dr Michael Gray
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
To provide basic information on:
•Recombinant DNA technology
•The applications of recombinant DNA technology to medicine
•Experimental methods of studying gene products (proteins)
To provide basic information on the transport processes that are found in cell and epithelial membranes.
To discuss the physiological role of these processes in cell function.
To discuss how malfunction of transport processes causes disease states.
Outline Of Syllabus
The Biomedical Sciences are underpinned by a knowledge base and a range of technologies in cell and molecular biology. This module will describe the way in which the molecular information that underpins many developments in the diagnosis and treatment of disease is produced and used. The strand “Approaches to Molecular Medicine” aims to prepare you for a future in the biosciences that will be increasingly built on knowledge gained from the availability of genome sequences. The transport of ions, molecules and water across cell membranes is a fundamental process that is essential for life. The strand “Cell and Membrane Transport” aims to develop your understanding of the molecular structure of cell membranes and of the diverse nature of their transport processes. You will also learn how disruption of membrane transport processes, such as occurs in cystic fibrosis and multi-drug resistance, may give rise to serious diseases in humans.
Content and teaching
The Molecular Medicine Module contains two strands
• Approaches to Molecular Medicine
• Cell and Membrane Transport
In addition to the lecture programme, the module will include a practical class, group CAL session and seminar work.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||31||1:00||31:00|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||162:00||162:00|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||1||3:00||3:00|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||2||1:00||2:00||One seminar for each strand.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||2:00||2:00|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures will provide students with key information, highlight areas of importance and interrelate with directed reading and self directed learning.
The seminars and problem solving exercises will encourage increased understanding of the material delivered in lectures through discussion, and will develop skills of data interpretation, problem solving and information retrieval.
The practical will develop skills of data interpretation, problem solving and numeracy.
Private study will allow students to extend their knowledge through further reading and preparation for examinations.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||1||A||80||30 minute Essay (25%), EMI: 20 five-part questions (75%)|
|Computer assessment||1||M||10||Online EMI|
|Prob solv exercises||1||M||5|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The end of the module examination tests knowledge and understanding (EMI and essay).
The in-course assessments are both formative and summative. The in-course EMI tests knowledge and understanding, and provides students with information about their progression of study. The problem solving exercise and practical tests the ability to apply knowledge and understanding to solve problems. The problem solving exercise also measures the skills of information retrieval and data interpretation.