This unit focuses on the investigation of the human body at the molecular and cellular levels. It builds on notions and concepts previously explored in foundation physiology units. The unit considers the components of cells, how they are regulated, where they are located and how they interact to produce an entity that can live and reproduce with a particular focus on biomedicine. The unit will cover topics such as the molecular structure, organisation and functioning of the eukaryotic cell and make explicit links to the molecular basis of health and disease – particularly as it emerges in contemporary medical research.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):