Practical Techniques in Biomedical Sciences
This module provides practical training in a range of techniques that are fundamental in biomedical research including assessment organ-bath assessment of ligand-receptor interactions, radioligand binding assays, diagnostic applications of enzyme kinetics, history and design of structure of clinical trials, systematic review approaches and meta-analysis. The practical component of this module is complemented by a series of journal club workshops which provide an opportunity to explore wider application of advanced biomedical techniques in the literature. This provides essential preparation for those of you intending to progress towards honours study.
After successful completion of this module, you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of receptor pharmacokinetics, pre-clinical methods used in drug screening and development, enzyme-linked diagnostics, clinical trial structure and the systematic, statistical evaluation of clinical trial data.