Undergraduate Course: Inflammation (BIME10019)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Details 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 Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 40,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Revision Session Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||30% ICA, 70% Exam
||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
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Inflammation (BIME10019)||2:00|
| 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.
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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
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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Ian Dransfield
Tel: (0131 6)50 6948
|Course secretary||Mrs Patricia Law
Tel: (0131 6)50 3161
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