Pharmacology • Pharmacology deals with the effects of chemicals on biological materials. • The option covers how receptors work at the molecular level, intracellular messengers, synaptic pharmacology, drug discovery, antimicrobial and anti-cancer drugs, steroid receptors, and the use of drugs to control inflammation, immune responses, the central nervous system, and cardiovascular system. Physics A • Physics A provides a rigorous grounding in the principal themes of modern physics. • The option deals with waves and optical systems, quantum physics and an introduction to condensed matter. • A module on experimental methods supports your practical work. Physics B • Physics B lays the foundation for a professional understanding of physics and is built on the three key areas of classical mechanics, electromagnetism, and thermodynamics. • All students also take an introductory course in C++ programming, with associated practical exercises.
Physiology • In Physiology, you study systems physiology in detail, concentrating on mammals, in particular man. • The option covers function at the cellular level to the complex operation of major body systems at the level of the whole organism, and how these systems respond to challenges.
Pathology • Pathology is concerned with the scientific study of disease and encompasses all aspects of disease, including causes and effects, and the organism’s response to disease. • This option involves a broad range of biological disciplines, including cellular and genetic pathology, immunology, microbiology, parasitology and virology.
Plant and Microbial Sciences • This option considers the fundamental biology of plants and microbes and their interaction with the environment, addressing the topics from both molecular and ecological perspectives. • Studying plants and microbes is essential to finding sustainable solutions to current problems for the biosphere, and their use, such as in energy and agriculture. Further information about the options, and the various teaching and assessment methods can be found at: www.natsci.tripos.cam.ac.uk/subject-information/part1b.
The third-year research project helps you to see if you want a career in research, and the lab experience is highly appreciated by employers and institutes. Sophia
Published on Feb 24, 2015