Module Pathophysiology and Disease in Practice

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Key course details

Location Online
Duration Part-time, Single Module
Start date January 2019; April 2019, January 2020
Entry Requirements

The module runs over several weeks as an exclusively online format.

You will explore how most of the conditions / diseases that we are familiar with have at their point of onset one or two of a limited number of possible malfunctions (alterations in homeostatic balance at cellular level) the downstream effects of which manifest themselves in tissue / organ and systemic malfunctions which we recognise by their associated signs and symptoms.

Rather than cover the major conditions in a system by system approach the aim of the module is to equip you with a toolbox of transferable understanding which will allow you to better understand conditions and diseases that you are unfamiliar with and the rationale for intervention / treatment.

You will need to complete an induction prior to commencement of your first module. We have a comprehensive online induction package to welcome you to both the University and your programme of study. Alternatively classroom-based induction days take place at our Lancaster and Carlisle campuses and are usually scheduled for the first week of each semester.

The running of this module is dependent on there being sufficient numbers of interest.

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We are amongst the UK's leading health and wellbeing faculties and are proud of the high level of support we are able to offer to our students.

We provide a wide range of high-quality courses supported by expert academic and clinical practice staff. If you join us you will enjoy great facilities and learn alongside caring, committed and experienced professionals. Our employment record is excellent.