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At the end of the module students should be able to: (1) explain the importance of epithelial transport in physiological processes, (2) discuss how membrane proteins regulate epithelial transport, and (3) explain how basic research in this field helps treat disease.Indicative Module Content:
The physiological roles of epithelial transporters will be covered in the following topics:
- urea transporters in marine osmoregulation.
- amino acid & peptide transporters in digestion.
- urea transporters in ruminant & monogastric digestion.
- short chain fatty acid transporters in ruminant & monogastric digestion.
- urea transporters in renal urinary concentrating mechanism.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Essay: Coursework essay given on a specific topic concerning epithelial transport.||Unspecified||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Examination: End of trimester exam - in which a choice of two out of fours essays is given.||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Feedback will be provided individually post-assessment for both the coursework essay and the end of trimester exam.
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4||Fri 09:00 - 09:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4||Mon 10:00 - 10:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4||Wed 10:00 - 10:50|