Taught course

Biology of Health and Disease

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants will need a minimum 2.2 honours degree in a relevant discipline, such as biology, zoology and animal biology, pharmacy, biochemistry, ecological sciences, molecular and cellular biology, genetics or microbiology.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Explore the molecular, cellular, physiological and ecological mechanisms underlying the maintenance of health and development of disease in plants, animals and humans.

  • Develop your knowledge using cutting-edge technologies, research and student-led learning methods
  • Benefit from strong practical teaching and assessment methods and prepare for a career in research or health-related fields
  • Learn from research-active staff who are experts in their field
  • Experience the study of health and disease in a holistic biological context
  • Conduct a research project covering the full ‘research arc’ from study conception to dissemination

The programme explores health and disease in a broad biological context, from molecular mechanisms to the eco-epidemiology of infections, or the biology of food security. This approach will equip you with knowledge of a range of disciplines while a strong practical focus on relevant techniques and real-life scenarios will provide key transferable skills for you to produce and present scientific data effectively.

The Biology of Health and Disease goes beyond the traditional view of symptoms-treatment. A wide diversity of organisms, from plant to invertebrates to mammals and humans, are key components of the programme.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

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scspgt@ljmu.ac.uk