Currently, students study the following core modules. If there are optional modules available the current choices are also shown. King's reviews its optional modules on a regular basis, in order to continue to offer innovative and exciting programmes and this list is therefore subject to change. Please check here for updates, or contact the School/department for further advice.
In common with all of the BSc programmes in the School of Biomedical Sciences, students take compulsory modules in the biomedical science disciplines.
YEAR 1 CORE
Modules cover biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, physiology, pharmacology, cell and tissue structure and function, statistics and issues related to the practice of science, including ethics and communication.
A minimum of 90 and a maximum of 120 credits should be taken in the second year from Level 5 modules. Up to 30 credits can be made up of modules offered from outside the School.
Students take either a broad-based Biomedical Science degree or specialise eg in neuroscience, developmental science, molecular genetics, immunology.
Some students convert their degree at the end of year one or year two to a BSc degree in Anatomy, Development & Human Biology; Physiology; Biochemistry; Pharmacology or Neuroscience.
YEAR 2 OPTIONS
Drug Discovery & Development
Drugs & Disease A & B
Essentials of Embryology
Gene Cloning & Expression
Immune System in Health & Disease
Neuroscience & the Mind
Physiological Control; Exercise & Environment
Reproduction & Endocrinology
Physiology & Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System
Protein Structure & Function
Report on a Physiological Topic
Structural Basis of Human Function
Social Impact of the Biosciences
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As in year two, there is a wide range of optional modules to choose from, up to 120 credits in value. At least 90 credits must be taken in Level 6 modules. Some of these modules require Level 5 prerequisites taken in year two.
Year three can also include up to 30 credits from modules offered outside the School.
An optional research project module worth a maximum of 45 credits can be taken in the final year in preparation for postgraduate study.
YEAR 3 OPTIONS
Advanced Molecular Genetics
Biology of Ageing
Biology of Cancer
Biochemistry & Genetics of Human Disease
Bioinformatics & Sequence Analysis
Cardiovascular & Respiratory Control
Cellular Basis of Drug Dependence
Cellular Basis of Disease
Cellular & Systems Neuroscience
Cell & Molecular Pharmacology
Endocrinology of Diabetes
Free Radicals & Human Disease
Genes, Development & the Evolution of Vertebrates
Genes, Genetic Disease & Gene Therapy
Infection & Disease in the Modern World
Immunology of Human Disease
Metals in Health and Disease
Mechanisms of Development
Medical & Cancer Genetics
Molecular Genetics of Model Organisms
Neurogenetics & Genetics of Complex Disorders
Neurosciences Laboratory Research Project
Neuroscience Library Project
Nutrition & Genetics
Pharmacology of Neurological & Psychiatric Disorders
Pharmacology of Inflammation
Pharmacology Research or Library Project
Physiology Research Project
Physiology Library Project
Principles of Neurobiological Research
Project Design in Physiology/Pharmacology
Protein Structure & Design
Social Impact of the Biosciences Project
Viruses & Disease
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