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Foundations of Allergic Disease

When you'll study it
Whole Academic Year
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Elizabeth Miles
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. Throughout the module, you will explore topics by interpreting clinical scenarios to reinforce your learning.

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. We teach essential study skills for success at Masters level and support you with practical sessions as you develop your academic expertise.

Our online module is delivered using a blend of live teaching and pre-recorded sessions. You are expected to attend all live sessions which allows you to engage with our expert teachers and your fellow students and benefit from rich discussions. Our recorded sessions allow you to learn at your convenience within each teaching week. Most of our students continue to work while studying and benefit from this flexibility. Engaging with our blended learning each teaching week allows you to build on and synthesise your learning as you go.

This module is taught once a year and typically involves approximately 10 hours of student engagement per week. The module will take place during the following weeks:

  • Teaching & guided learning: 25/09-12/11/24
  • Self-directed learning: 13/11-08/01/25