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Undergraduate Course: Inflammation (BIME10019)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery 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 Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryDetails of the cellular and molecular basis of inflammatory responses and the development of inflammatory diseases. Developing an integrated view of inflammatory responses in terms of cell biology, physiology and pathology, with teaching sessions moderated by both biomedical and clinical scientists. Examination of the mechanisms underlying control of inflammation at a molecular and cellular level will provide a background for discussions of the pathophysiological consequences of inflammatory diseases in specific organs, including the lung, gastrointestinal tract, and the cardiovascular system.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Clinical Immunology & Haematology 3A (MSBM09005) OR Immunology 3 (BILG09007)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 40, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Revision Session Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 151 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 30% ICA, 70% Exam
Feedback Feedback will be available throughout the course in many forms:
Feedback from course organiser and other key teaching staff
Mid-course feedback session, as well as several sessions later in the course to go over
exam questions and techniques as well as specific student questions about topics has been
timetabled for students
Feedback from the exam will be made available please contact the course administrator for more information about how and when this will be done
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Inflammation (BIME10019)2:00
Learning Outcomes
To provide a thorough background to the basic principles of inflammatory processes.

This 20 point elective course for the BSc in Biomedical Sciences will provide students with the opportunity to acquire relevant research skills and associated generic/transferable skills, including presentation skills and literature research in preparation for graduate careers in the life sciences.
Reading List
1: Davies LC, Jenkins SJ, Allen JE, Taylor PR. Tissue-resident macrophages. Nat Immunol. 2013 Oct;14(10):986-95.

2: Poon IK, Lucas CD, Rossi AG, Ravichandran KS. Apoptotic cell
clearance: basic
biology and therapeutic potential. Nat Rev Immunol. 2014 Mar;14(3):166-80.

3: Novak ML, Thorp EB. Shedding light on impaired efferocytosis and nonresolving inflammation. Circ Res. 2013 Jun 21;113(1):9-12.

4: Serhan CN, Chiang N, Dalli J. The resolution code of acute
inflammation: Novel
pro-resolving lipid mediators in resolution. Semin Immunol. 2015 May;27(3):200-15.

5: Kolaczkowska E, Kubes P. Neutrophil recruitment and function in health and inflammation. Nat Rev Immunol. 2013 Mar;13(3):159-75.

6: Pellicoro A, Ramachandran P, Iredale JP, Fallowfield JA. Liver fibrosis and
repair: immune regulation of wound healing in a solid organ. Nat Rev Immunol.
2014 Mar;14(3):181-94.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Course organiserDr Ian Dransfield
Tel: (0131 6)50 6948
Course secretaryMrs Patricia Law
Tel: (0131 6)50 3161
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