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Foundations of Allergic Disease

When you'll study it
Whole Academic Year
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Judith Holloway
Academic year

Module overview

The Foundations of Allergic Disease module provides the fundamental scientific, clinical and academic basis that you will build on throughout your studies. In this module, you will learn about normal immune responses and how these are modified in allergic disease. We explore the foundations of clinical allergy, starting with the cornerstone of taking an allergy-focused history and diagnostic testing. We will discuss the impact of allergic disease on quality of life through first-hand patient perspectives. Skin prick testing and medical devices used for the management of allergic disease will be explained and demonstrated. Study skills for Masters level are introduced, with practical support sessions where appropriate.

Our online module is delivered using a blend of synchronous live teaching sessions and asynchronous recordings. Attending the live sessions is strongly encouraged as it allows you to engage with our expert teachers and your fellow students and benefit from rich discussions, whilst our recorded sessions enable you to personalise your experience and learn at your own pace. Engaging with the blend of live sessions and recordings within each teaching week allows you to synthesise your learning as you go to get the most from this module.

The module will take place during the following weeks:

  • Teaching & guided learning: 28/09-15/11/22
  • Self-directed learning with assessment submission: 16/11-11/01/23
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