The World Health Organisation Global Burden of Disease Study has shown that non-communicable chronic disease accounts for about 60% of deaths globally. Major contributors include cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic kidney disease. Inflammation is the central driving force in much of this burden of chronic degenerative disease. Non-communicable inflammatory diseases affect nearly all organ systems of the body including the skin, endocrine glands, gut, lungs, kidneys, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular system. Accordingly, there is high demand worldwide for well-qualified researchers in immunity who understand the molecular and cellular basis of inflammation.
This Postgraduate Degree integrates cutting-edge research in molecular and cellular biology and in immunology to demonstrate:
- The fundamental processes of inflammation
- The molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease progression that are driven by inflammation
You will develop your knowledge of the molecular and cellular processes of inflammation. In addition to laboratory practicals and teaching by researchers and clinicians from the University's College of Life Sciences, you will complete a six month laboratory-based research placement.