Clinical Investigation of Disease (C7165)

30 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

This module introduces clinical investigation of disease. You will integrate theoretical knowledge with practical application, developing professional skills in the biomedical arena. This module includes a specific focus on clinical biochemistry and haematology.

This module includes a focus on clinical aspects of pathology, including biochemistry, microbiology, virology and haematology. You will learn the chemistry of the human body in health and disease through clinical case studies that investigate diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of selected pathologies using contemporary lab techniques.

You’ll develop your professional biomedical skills, including:

  • quality assurance
  • experimental design
  • protocol development
  • working in accordance with good laboratory practice
  • teamwork
  • problem solving
  • analysis
  • numeracy
  • data processing
  • data presentations.


57%: Lecture (Lecture, Post-lab, Pre-lab)
43%: Practical (Practical, Workshop)


100%: Coursework (Essay, Media production, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 48 hours of contact time and about 252 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: