Biology Online Module Handbook

BL4222 Metabolic and Clinical Biochemistry

(BL4222 online module handbook version 20)

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This module extends the students' knowledge of human metabolism and applies it to pathologies. The syllabus includes: a study of the integration of whole body metabolic processes, discussion of the role of biochemistry in investigating and monitoring human disease, the methods of diagnosing and treating some common diseases. Topics will cover integration of whole body metabolism, starvation processes, diabetes, metabolic variability, inborn errors of metabolism, endocrinology, homeostasis, plasma protein metabolism, muscle and hepatic metabolism, drug disposition and metabolism, and defects in glucose and lipid metabolism.*

Credits: 15*

Semester: 1

Module Organiser
Dr Gerald Prescott
grp2@st-andrews.ac.uk
01334 463562
Pre-requisite Modules:
PERMISSION OF BIOLOGY HONOURS ADVISER REQUIRED. PERMISSION OF BIOLOGY HONOURS ADVISER REQUIRED*
Anti-requisite Modules:
None*
Post-requisite Modules:
*
Additional Module Information:
Please check MMS regularly for additional module information


Biology Teaching Office:
Room 1.17, Biomolecular Sciences Building, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk      Tel: 01334  463602

BL4222: Timetable

Legend (not all modules have every event type):
lecture
tutorial
workshop
practical
other

Semester 1: Week 1

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
18-09-2017
09:00 to 10:00
Mathematical Institute
Lecture Theatre A
DrJoyJohnstone

Lecture L1: The Role of the Clinical Biochemist
2017-8_BL4222_L1
Monday
18-09-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Mathematical Institute
Lecture Theatre A
DrJoyJohnstone

Lecture L2: Disorders of plasma proteins part 1
2017-8_BL4222_L2

Semester 1: Week 2

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
25-09-2017
09:00 to 10:00
Mathematical Institute
Lecture Theatre A
DrHeatherHolmes

Lecture L3: Diabetes
2017-8_BL4222_L3
Monday
25-09-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Mathematical Institute
Lecture Theatre A
DrJoyJohnstone

Lecture L4: Disorders of plasma proteins part 2
2017-8_BL4222_L4

Semester 1: Week 3

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
02-10-2017
09:00 to 11:00
Mathematical Institute
Lecture Theatre A
DrNeilGreig

Lecture L5: Renal Biochemistry
2017-8_BL4222_L5
Monday
02-10-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Mathematical Institute
Lecture Theatre A
DrNeilGreig

Workshop W1: Renal Biochemistry cases
2017-8_BL4222_W1

Semester 1: Week 4

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
09-10-2017
09:00 to 11:00
Mathematical Institute
Lecture Theatre A
DrHeatherHolmes

Workshop W2: Diabetes cases
2017-8_BL4222_W2

Semester 1: Week 5

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
16-10-2017
09:00 to 10:00
Mathematical Institute
Lecture Theatre A
DrNeilGreig

Lecture L6: Therapeutic Drugs
2017-8_BL4222_L6
Monday
16-10-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Mathematical Institute
Lecture Theatre A
DrNeilGreig

Workshop W3: Therapeutic Drugs cases
2017-8_BL4222_W3

Semester 1: Week 7

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
30-10-2017
09:00 to 10:00
Mathematical Institute
Lecture Theatre A
DrJoyJohnstone

Lecture L7: Investigation of Liver Function
2017-8_BL4222_L7
Monday
30-10-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Mathematical Institute
Lecture Theatre A
DrHeatherHolmes

Lecture L8: Using tests to Screen for Disease
2017-8_BL4222_L8
Friday
03-11-2017
09:00 to 10:00
Medical and Biological Sciences Building
Seminar Room 1
DrStephenRogers

Lecture L9: Iron Metabolism
2017-8_BL4222_L9

Semester 1: Week 8

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
06-11-2017
09:00 to 10:00
Mathematical Institute
Lecture Theatre A
DrHeatherHolmes

Lecture L10: Thyroid Function
2017-8_BL4222_L10
Monday
06-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Mathematical Institute
Lecture Theatre A
DrHeatherHolmes

Workshop W4: Thyroid Function cases
2017-8_BL4222_W4

Semester 1: Week 9

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
13-11-2017
09:00 to 11:00
Mathematical Institute
Lecture Theatre A
DrJoyJohnstone

Workshop W5: Liver Disease cases
2017-8_BL4222_W5
Monday
13-11-2017
10:00 to 11:00
Mathematical Institute
Lecture Theatre A
DrJoyJohnstone

Lecture L11: Point of Care Testing
2017-8_BL4222_L11
Friday
17-11-2017
09:00 to 10:00
Mathematical Institute
Lecture Theatre A
DrJohnChalmers

Lecture L12: Clinical Endocrinology
2017-8_BL4222_L12
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL4222: Reading List

Click for BL4222 reading list

BL4222: Assessment

1.5-hour Written Examination = 30%, Coursework = 70%*

Assessment:
Essay
Due by:
06/11/2017 12:00
Feedback due by:
27/11/2017 12:00
Type:
Single Upload
Weight:
50%
Assessment:
Case presentation
Due by:
01/12/2017 12:00
Feedback due by:
22/12/2017 12:00
Type:
Single Upload
Weight:
50%

(MMS assessment data cached: 14 January 2018 23:20:14.)


The following related information applies to all Biology modules:

School of Biology Marking Criteria: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
Late submission of continuous assessment work:

All late submissions of coursework that do not require electronic submission should be made via the late submissions box in the Biomolecular Science Building (beside the Teaching Office)
Exam details: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
Exam timetable: see http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/students/academic/examinations/examtimetablescurrent/
Expected attendance: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook for detailed attendance requirements.
Good Academic Practice & Avoiding Academic Misconduct: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
University Student Handbook: University Student Handbook
School and University regulations in the School and University Undergraduate Handbook relating to absence reporting, penalties and rules for late submission of work, extensions for coursework, return of coursework, S-coding, good academic practice and Academic Alerts.: School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook University Student Handbook
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

Who to ask

(Information in this section applies to all Biology Modules)

Questions about different aspects of the module should be directed to different people:

Questions about Contact
General teaching matters Biology Teaching Office ( bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk )
Rescheduled or cancelled events Check your University email
Lecture or practical content The lecturer who presented the material
Completing assessed practical assignments The lecturer who set the assignment
Completing assessments Module Organiser (Dr Gerald Prescott grp2@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on continuous assessment The Demonstrator or Module Organiser (Dr Gerald Prescott grp2@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on exams Module Organiser (Dr Gerald Prescott grp2@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Rearranging practical days Grant Brown
Absence and/or extensions Module Organiser (Dr Gerald Prescott grp2@st-andrews.ac.uk) and the Biology Teaching Office ( bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk )

Difficulties with academic progress which impact more than one module:

Year Coordinator

See School of Biology Undergraduate student handbook for list: http://biology.st-andrews.ac.uk/documents/UndergraduateHandbook.pdf

Overall performance, progress or future directions:

Advisor of Studies

Disability:

Disability Coordinator (Dr Jacqueline Nairn jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Biology Teaching Office:

Room 1.17, Biomolecular Sciences Building, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9ST

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk

Tel: 01334 463602

BL4222: Contributing Staff

Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL4222: Learning Outcomes

Students completing module BL4222 successfully should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the biochemical and metabolic basis of disease.
  • Evaluate the role clinical biochemistry plays in the investigation and monitoring of disease.
  • Critically evaluate the specificity and sensitivity of clinical investigations.
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL4222: Acquired Skills

Practical Skills

    Transferable Skills

    • Group discussion - leading
    • Group discussion - participating
    • Short individual presentation on given topic (up to 15 min)
    • Short informal presentation (using PowerPoint or not)
    • Handout (for presentation or poster)
    • Short essay (1000-2000 words)
    • Finding information on the web
    • Working in pairs/small groups
    Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
    Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
    * University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
    School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
    University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

    Policies

    (Information in this section applies to all Biology Modules)