The lecture series will cover the scientific knowledge relating to function and dysfunction in several areas. These can be summarised as follows
- Cardiovascular and Respiratory system
- Musculoskeletal system
- Gastrointestinal tract
- Central nervous system
- Tumour biology
- Immune system
Table. Topics covered in term one and two lectures
For the this assessment you must individually produce four short essays (two lecture topics from term one and two lecture topics from term two) detailing the scientific knowledge relating to altered health states relevant to the lectures in Table. You are free to choose which areas and disorders to cover from the lectures but you must cover two relevant to term one and a further two relating to term two.
Answers should cover the genetic, tissue, cellular, molecular and biochemical aspects of the disorder and should also touch upon diagnostic and treatment options where applicable.Reviews should use prose and annotated figures with appropriate legends can be used to aid clarity. Max word count per review topic 750 words excluding references, figures, tables and short legends (i.e. 1500 words per submission).