Programme/Approved Electives for 2021/22
Available as a Free Standing Elective
In this module you will explore the specialisation and interdependence of metabolism within the body, exploring the issues surrounding the changes in metabolism associated with inherited and acquired disease (including obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis and cancer). You will explore key aspects of metabolic regulation, particularly the hormonal control exerted by insulin and glucagon. In other areas of the course, you will focus on the metabolic activity of different muscle fibre types and the association with exercise and pathology. Tutorials and workshops will include active group discussion sessions using selected case examples supporting the core module content, with guided private study. The laboratory report in the module will be based on sessions delivered in LSC-20107 (Practical Skills in Bioscience) and supporting tutorials in this module, where you will develop a more independent, enquiry-based approach, developing skills in experimental design in the form of a mini-project, and further developing skills in the evaluation of primary scientific literature.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/lsc-20016/lists
To describe and explain the specialisation and interdependence of metabolism in the body; homeostasis, adaptation to nutritional states, elimination of drugs and harmful substances and to explore the issues surrounding the changes in metabolism associated with inherited and acquired disease.
Intended Learning Outcomes
describe the metabolic relationships of the various tissues and organs of the mammalian body and discuss the responses of tissues to altered nutritional states and specific diseases: 1discuss the specialised metabolic requirements of muscle, fat, liver and nervous tissue with respect to their normal function and in specific disease states: 1explain the digestion, absorption and excretion of nutrients and other substances: 1explain the role of hormones in the integration of metabolism and the maintenance of homeostasis: 1describe the routes by which xenobiotics are processed in the liver and discuss the importance for pharmacology and pharmacokinetics: 1communicate the results of an experimental project effectively in written form in the style of a full scientific laboratory report: 2analyse and interpret data derived from experimental investigations using statistical packages and appropriate statistical tests: 22locate and retrieve information from scientific literature:
12 hours of tutorials/discussion activities supporting asynchronous content 4 hours of IT workshops and tutorial content related to the report assessment15 x 3 hours engagement with asynchronous content2 hours examination33 hours independent study; preparation for in-course assessment (report)54 hours independent study; examination preparation/revision and engaging with directed reading
1: Open Book Examination weighted 70%
Description of Module Assessment
Online open book exam The paper will be released on KLE as a Word document at 9am on the morning of the exam and will comprise of short answer questions (60% contribution to exam) and one essay question from a choice of three (40% contribution to exam). Students should answer each question using Word, clearly labelling each question as they provide their answers. Work will be submitted to Turnitin no later than 5pm on the day of release. International students will be asked to notify the School if they need an extension due to different time zones.
Although students have been given significant time to complete this exam script, we expect most students to spend no more than 2 hours. Answers should be as accurate and concise as possible.
For short-answer questions, students should pay careful attention to the number of points that each question is worth. In general, we would expect only one or two sentences for each point.
For essay-based questions, typical answers would be in the range of 500-750 words per question. We recommend that students do not exceed 750 words per essay-based question.2: Laboratory Report weighted 30%
Laboratory report of 2000 words2000 word laboratory report, written on an individual basis, based on experimental data collected in laboratory sessions associated with LSC-20107, supported with tutorial sessions for data analysis.