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BMSC5002: Advances in Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

Effective prevention and treatment of disease requires early, accurate and specific diagnoses. Biomedical advances in disease diagnosis and treatment are underpinned by the fundamentals of physics, cell biology and biochemistry. New imaging modalities for example, allow us to diagnose neurological diseases earlier and track the course of metastic cancers. New discoveries about how our genes contribute to disease enable design of novel intervention strategies that are leading to cures for some genetically-based diseases. And break-throughs in immunology mean we can now harness the power of our immune system to fight disease. In this unit, you will hear from clinician scientists at the frontier of biomedical research and translation. Working independently and in groups, you will deepen your knowledge and applicationn of the theory and technologies that underpin disease diagnosis and treatment. This will equip you to participate in the latest developments to diagnose and treat diseases.

Code BMSC5002
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Analyse advances in our understanding of disease in order to construct solutions for the effective diagnosis and treatment of new or re-emerging diseases.
  • LO2. Select and justify diagnostic tools in the design of innovative and/or optimal treatment strategies.
  • LO3. Acquire and apply advanced biomedical scientific knowledge and skills to the design of novel health interventions.
  • LO4. Validate and use evidence gathered from data sets to inform treatment practices.
  • LO5. Reflect on the impact of advances in disease diagnosis and treatment on the community.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.