Muscle

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Muscle

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Genetics, Human Biology, Physiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Recommended 5BBL0210 ENDOCRINOLOGY AND REPRODUCTION, 5BBL0211 PHYSIOLOGICAL CONTROL: EXERCISE AND ENVIRONMENT, 5BBY0201 CELL BIOLOGY A and 5BBY0202 CELL BIOLOGY B

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Educational Aims:
    To provide a comprehensive coverage of muscle physiology from the molecular basis of its operation and development to functional aspects of muscle fatigue and adaptation. To develop an understanding and analysis of current research methods, results and discussion in muscle physiology. To enable you to actively analyse and discuss current aspects through seminar presentations.

    Learning Outcomes:
    To develop a research-level approach towards the understanding of current issues in the structure, development, function and adaptation of skeletal muscle. To be able to read research papers in these fields, understand their limitations and achievements and to critically evaluate and present these at group seminars. To develop an understanding of current experimental methods by visits to research laboratories. Specific knowledge areas in which a critical understanding will be formed include cross-bridge structure and the coupling of energy to movement, muscle fibre morphogenesis and the role of satellite cells, cellular adaptations of muscle in growth and disease and the regulation of muscle fibre type, muscle metabolism and fatigue, damage and diseases of muscle.

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