In this Capstone unit students will apply and consolidate their knowledge in Physiology and Molecular Cell Biology to current global health challenges. Students’ will develop critical awareness of current concepts, controversies and latest advances in biomedical science. Students will investigate the pathophysiology, current research and interventions of specific disorders having a major impact in the 21st century. Single disorders for in depth analysis will be chosen from: metabolic disorders, infectious diseases, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. Through this Capstone unit students will develop the ability to critically assess current and future biomedical knowledge, providing a basis for independent lifelong learning.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Students will have access to articles from primary scientific literature and recommended readings via VU Collaborate.
This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.