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Undergraduate Course: Ion channels in health and disease (MSBM10018)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe course will discuss several human diseases that arise from ion channel dysfunction. We will discuss what is known about the molecular basis of diseases such as cystic fibrosis, disorders of the nervous system and cardiovascular disorders and how this knowledge is being utilised to develop new therapeutic approaches. We will cover how from the identification of specific gene mutations through to laboratory-based research using in vitro and in vivo models of disease the molecular mechanisms of ion channel dysfunction are being unravelled.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
gain an understanding of the genetic basis of several human channelopathies
obtain knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of disease
understand how knowledge of molecular mechanisms can inform the design of therapeutics

demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate research papers
be able to integrate information from relevant publications to identify commonalities in disease mechanisms
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsMEDSCIICHD
Contacts
Course organiserDr Philip Larkman
Tel: (0131 6)50 3517
Email: P.Larkman@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Lisa Ketchion
Tel: (0131 6)51 1629
Email: Lisa.Ketchion@ed.ac.uk
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