Leicester University Medical School

Subject Lecture Guide (Unofficial)

A list of all of the Leicester teaching sessions by module, with the appropriate SimpleMed article/s. 

Please note, this is not endorsed in any way by Leicester Medical School, but merely a guide to help map revision materials on SimpleMed to relevant exam stages.

Year 1

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

 

OSCE - all years

 

Year 1 

Semester 1

Medical Cell Biology and Genetics (MCBG)

 

Session 1 - The Cell and DNA

Lecture 1: Introduction to the Cell

Cell Physiology and Biology 1. Introduction to the Cell

Lecture 2: Introduction to DNA

Cell Physiology and Biology 2. Introduction to DNA

 

Session 2 - DNA structure and Mitosis and Meiosis

Lecture 1: DNA structure and replication

Cell Physiology and Biology 2. Introduction to DNA

Lecture 2: Mitosis and Meiosis

Genetics 1. Mitosis and Meiosis

 

Session 3 - DNA mutation, repair and cancer

Lecture 1: Errors in DNA replication

Genetics 4. Introduction to Gene Mutation

Lecture 2: DNA repair and cancer

Genetics 5. DNA Repair and Cancer

 

Session 4 - Protein structure and Enzymes

Lecture 1: Protein Structure

Cell Physiology and Biology 3. Structure of Proteins

Lecture 2: Enzymes

Cell Physiology and Biology 5. Enzymes and Regulation of Protein Function

 

Session 5 - Protein structure and folding

Lecture 1: Protein structure and folding

Cell Physiology and Biology: 3. Structure of Proteins

Cell Physiology and Biology: 7. Post-translational Modification and Collagen Biosynthesis

Session 6 - Genotype, Phenotype and Inheritance

Lecture 1: Genotype, Phenotype and Inheritance

Genetics 2. Genotype, Phenotype and Inheritance

 

Session 7 - Gene Expression

Lecture 1: Gene Expression

Genetics 3. Gene Expression

 

Session 8 - Post-translational modification

Lecture 1: Post-translational modification

Cell Physiology and Biology 7. Post-translational modification and Collagen Biosynthesis

 

Session 9 - Protein targeting and DNA mutation

Lecture 1: Protein Targeting and Collagen Biosynthesis

Cell Physiology and Biology 7. Protein-translational modification and Collagen Biosynthesis 

Cell Physiology and Biology 8. Protein Targeting

Lecture 2: Introduction to DNA mutation

Genetics 4. Introduction to Gene mutation

 

Session 10 - Protein function and regulation

Lecture 1: Protein function - Oxygen transport

Cell Physiology and Biology 4. Protein Function in Oxygen Transport

Lecture 2: Regulation of protein function

Cell Physiology and Biology 5. Regulation of Protein Function

 

Session 11 - Molecular Diagnosis

Lecture 1: Introduction to Molecular Diagnosis

Cell Physiology and Biology 6. Molecular Techniques for Medics

 

Session 12 - Advanced Molecular Techniques

Lecture 1: Advanced Molecular Techniques

Cell Physiology and Biology 6. Molecular Techniques for Medics

 

Session 13 - DNA Mutations

Lecture 1: DNA mutations

Genetics 4. DNA mutations

Genetics 2. Genotype, Phenotype and Inheritance

 

Session 14 - Chromosomal Mutations

Lecture 1: Chromosomal Mutations

Genetics 2. Genotype, Phenotype and Inheritance

 

Session 15 - Review and Clinical Context lecture

 

Session 16 - Nutrition and Energy

Lecture 1: Nutrition, Diet and Body Weight

Metabolism 1. Nutrition, Diet and Body Weight

Lecture 2: Energy Reactions in Cells

Metabolism 2: Energy Reactions in Cells

 

Session 17 - Energy Production

Lecture 1: Energy Production

Metabolism 3. Dietary Energy Production

Lecture 2: Energy production (Galactose and fructose metabolism, Pentose phosphate pathway)

Metabolism 4. Glycolysis (Mostly)

Metabolism 3. Dietary Energy Production

 

Session 18 - Energy Production

Lecture 1: Energy production (Carbohydrates 3: TCA cycle & the electron transport chain)

Metabolism 5. Oxygen-dependent Pathway

Lecture 2: Energy production (Lipids beta oxidation & ketone bodies) 

Metabolism 6. Lipid Energy Production and Transport

Introduction to Cell Physiology and Pharmacology (ICPP)

 

Session 1 – Homeostasis and Biological Signalling

Lecture 1: Homeostasis

Metabolism 11. Temperature regulation

Endocrinology 1. Introduction to Endocrinology

Lecture 2: Biological signalling molecules

Endocrinology 1. Introduction to Endocrinology

 

Session 2 – Biological membranes

Lecture 1: Membrane structure and function

Cell Physiology and Biology 9. Biological Membranes

Lecture 2: Membrane proteins

Cell Physiology and Biology 9. Biological Membranes

 

Session 3 – Introduction to GPCRs, Intracellular Signalling Pathways and Calcium Regulation

Lectures 1+3: Intracellular signalling pathways

Cell Physiology and Biology 10. G-Protein Coupled Receptors

Cell Physiology and Biology 11. Membrane Transport and Calcium Regulation

Lecture 2: Calcium Regulation

Cell Physiology and Biology 11. Membrane Transport and Calcium Regulation

 

Session 4 – Unit assessment, revision and review

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Session 5 – Regulating Flow

Lecture 1: Membrane Permeability

Cell Physiology and Biology 11. Membrane Transport and Calcium Regulation

Lecture 2: ATP-dependent pumps and ion exchangers

Cell Physiology and Biology 11. Membrane Transport and Calcium Regulation

 

Session 6 – Resting Membrane Potentials

Lecture 1: Resting membrane potentials

Cell Physiology and Biology 11. Membrane Potentials

Lecture 2: Changing the membrane potential

Cell Physiology and Biology 11. Membrane Potentials

 

Session 7 – Electrical Excitability

Lecture 1: The action potential

Cell Physiology and Biology 13. Action Potentials

Lecture 2: Synaptic transmission and the Neuromuscular Junction

Cell Physiology and Biology 13. Action Potentials

 

Session 8 – The Autonomic Nervous System

Lectures 1+2: The Autonomic Nervous System

Cell Physiology and Biology 14. Autonomic Nervous System Introduction

Session 9 – Pharmacodynamics

Lectures 1+2: Receptor theory and pharmacodynamics

Check out our Pharmacology unit (Being written, ETA 2020)

 

Session 10 – Pharmacokinetics

Lecture 1: Pharmacodynamics Review

Lecture 2: Pharmacokinetics

Check out our Pharmacology Unit (Being written, ETA 2020)

Body Logistics

 

Session 1 – Introduction to Body Systems and Investigative Techniques

Lecture 1: Body Systems

No article (yet!)

Lecture 2: Investigative techniques

Pathology 1. Introduction to Pathology

Cell Physiology and Biology 6. Molecular Techniques for Medics

 

Session 2 – Integrating Cells into Tissues and Connective and Adipose Tissues

Lecture 1: Integrating cells into tissues

Musculoskeletal: The Human Body 2. Connective Tissue

Lecture 2: Connective and Adipose Tissues

Musculoskeletal: The Human Body 2. Connective Tissue

 

Session 3 – Anatomical Terminology and Imaging

Lecture 1: Anatomical Terminology

Musculoskeletal: The Human Body 3. Anatomical Terms

Lecture 2: Imaging of Body Systems

No article (yet!)

 

Session 4 – Surface and Core Anatomy

Lecture 1: Principles of surface anatomy

Musculoskeletal: The Human Body 2. Anatomical Terms

Lecture 2 (CTF): Surface anatomy

Musculoskeletal: The Human Body 2. Anatomical Terms

Musculoskeletal: The Human Body 3. Joints

 

Session 5 – Epithelia, Glands and Skin

Lecture 1: Epithelial Tissues and Glands

Pathology 3. Epithelium, Skin and Exocrine Glands

Lecture 2: Skin

Pathology 3. Epithelium, Skin and Exocrine Glands

 

Session 6 – Blood and Haematopoiesis and the Lymphatic System

Lecture 1: Lymphatic System

Pathology 7. The Lymphatic System

Lecture 2: Blood and Haematopoiesis

Haematology 1. Haematopoiesis and the Spleen

 

Session 7 – Nervous System

Lecture 1: Nervous System

Lecture 2: Autonomic Nervous System

Cell Physiology and Biology 14. Autonomic Nervous System Introduction

Also check out our Neuroanatomy section for further info (being written, ETA 2020)

 

Session 8 – Digestive System and Liver

Lecture 1: Digestive System

Lecture 2: Liver

Check out our Gastrointestinal System section (being written, ETA 2020)

 

Session 9 – Respiratory System and Embryology

Lecture 1: Respiratory System

Check out our Respiratory System section (being written, ETA 2020)

Lecture 2: Embryology

Check out our Embryology section (being written, ETA 2021)

 

Session 10 – Embryology and Radiology

Lecture 1: Embryology

Check out our Embryology section (being written, ETA 2021)

Lecture 2: Radiology

Check out our Radiology section (being written, ETA 2021)

 

Session 11 – The Skeletal System

Lecture 1: Cartilage

Musculoskeletal: The Human Body 5. Connective Tissue

Lecture 2: Bone

Musculoskeletal: The Human Body 1. An Introduction to Bone Anatomy

 

Session 12 – Muscular and Cardiovascular Systems

Lecture 1: Muscular System

Musculoskeletal: The Human Body 4. Structure of the Muscles (in-depth)

Lecture 2: Cardiovascular System

Cardiovascular System 1. Anatomy of the Cardiovascular system

Health Enhancement Programme (HEP)

 

Everything we think you need:

An Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine

 

 

Semester 2

Cardiovascular System (CVS)

 

Session 1

Lecture 1: Introduction to the CVS

Cardiovascular System 1. Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System

Lecture 2: CVS Imaging

No article (yet!)

Lecture 3: Haemodynamics

Cardiovascular System 3. Pulses and Pressures

 

Session 2

Lecture 1: Cardiac Cycle and Valvular Problems

Cardiovascular System 2. The Cardiac Cycle

Cardiovascular System 12. Murmurs

Lecture 2: Control of Cardiac Output

Cardiovascular System 4. Control of Cardiac Output

 

Session 3

Lecture 1+2: Embryology of the Heart 

Cardiovascular System 6. Embryology of the CVS

 

Session 4

Lecture 1: Congenital Heart Defects

Cardiovascular System 7. Congenital Heart Defects

Lecture 2: Electrical Activity

Cardiovascular System 5. Cardiac Conduction and Contraction

 

Session 5

Lecture 1: Autonomic Control of the CVS

Cardiovascular System 4. Control of Cardiac Output

Lecture 2: Hypertension

Cardiovascular System 8. Hypertension

 

Session 6

Lecture 1: ECG

Cardiovascular System 9. Electrocardiograms

 

Session 7

Lecture 1: Interpreting ECGs

Cardiovascular System 10. Electrocardiogram Pathology

Lecture 2: Arrhythmias and CVS drugs

Cardiovascular System 11. Cardiovascular Drugs

 

Session 8

Lecture 1: Special Circulations 

Cardiovascular System 13. Special Circulations

 

Session 9

Lectures 1+2: Acute Coronary Syndromes

Cardiovascular System 16. Acute Coronary Syndromes

 

Session 10

Lecture 1: Heart Failure

Cardiovascular System 14. Heart Failure

Lecture 2: Investigation and Management of Heart Failure

Cardiovascular System 14. Heart Failure

 

Session 11

Lecture 1: Peripheral Arterial and Venous Disease

Cardiovascular System 15. Artery and Vein Disease

Lecture 2: Haemodynamic Shock

Cardiovascular System 17. Haemodynamic Shock

Infection

 

Session 1

Lecture 1: Introduction to Infection

Infection 1. An Introduction to Infection

Lecture 2:  Defining an Infection

Infection 1. An Introduction to Infection

 

Session 2

Lecture 1: Introduction to Microbes 

Infection 1. An Introduction to Infection

Lecture 2:  An Infection Model

Infection 2. The Infection Model

 

Session 3

Lecture 1: Acute Sepsis

Infection 7. Sepsis

Lecture 2:  Innate Immunity

Infection 4. Innate Immune System

 

Session 4

Lecture 1: Antibiotics and Resistance

Infection 8. Antibiotics

Lecture 2:  Antimicrobial Stewardship

Infection 8. Antibiotics

 

Session 5

Lecture 1: Hospital Acquired Infections

Infection 2. The Infection Model
Could do with a specialised article

Lecture 2:  Adaptive Immunity

Infection 5. Adaptive Immune System

 

Session 6

Lecture 1: Infections at a Surface

Infection 3. Biofilms

Lecture 2:  Streptococcus

Infection 9. Streptococci

 

Session 7

Lecture 1: Infection prevention

Infection 2. The Infection Model

Lecture 2: HIV

Infection 11. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

 

Session 8

Lecture 1: The Immunocompromised Host

Infection 12. The Immunocompromised Host

Lecture 2:  Hepatitis

Infection 10. Hepatitis

 

Session 10

Lecture 1: Travel Related Infections 

Infection 13. Travel-related Infections

 

Metabolism, Endocrinology and Haematology (MEH)

 

See the end of the MCBG module for the actual beginning of Metabolism (since these articles are required to understand the Metabolism module)


Session 1

Lecture 1: Oxidative Stress and Alcohol Metabolism

Metabolism 8. Alcohol Metabolism and 9. Oxidative Stress

Lecture 2: Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism

Metabolism 7. Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism

 

Session 2

Lecture 1: Energy Storage (glycogen and fat)

Metabolism 10. Energy Storage

Lecture 2: Lipid Transport

Metabolism 6. Lipid Energy Production and Transport

 

Session 3

Lecture 1: Haemopoiesis, the Spleen and Bone Marrow

Haematology 1. Haematopoiesis and the Spleen

Lecture 2: Blood Counts

Haematology 2. Full Blood Counts and Bloodfilms

 

Session 4

Lecture 1: B12 and Folate metabolism and Megaloblastic Anaemia

Haematology 3. Anaemias and 4. Vitamin B12 and Folate and 5. Iron Metabolism

Lecture 2: Iron Metabolism and Microcytic anaemias

Haematology 3. Anaemias and 4. Vitamin B12 and Folate and 5. Iron Metabolism

 

Session 5

Lecture 1: Haemolytic anaemias and haemoglobinopathies

Haematology 3. Anaemias and 6. Haemoglobinopathies

Lecture 2: When Haemopoiesis Goes Wrong

Haematology 7. When Haematopoeisis Goes Wrong

 

Session 6

Lecture 1: Haematology in Systemic Disease

Haematology 8. Haematology in Systemic Disease

Lecture 2: Endocrine Control of Appetite

Endocrinology 1. An Introduction to Endocrinology and 2. Control of Appetite

 

Session 7

Lecture 1: HPA axis and Growth Hormone

Endocrinology 4. HPA Axis and Growth Hormone

Lecture 2:  Pituitary Disorders

Endocrinology 5. Pituitary Disorders

 

Session 8

Lecture 1: Pancreas  

Endocrinology 7. The Pancreas

Lecture 2: Diabetes Mellitus

Endocrinology 8. Diabetes

 

Session 9

Lecture 1: The adrenal glands 

Endocrinology 3. The Adrenal Glands and Adrenal Disorders

Lecture 2: Cushing’s and Addison’s Disease

Endocrinology 3. The Adrenal Glands and Adrenal Disorders

 

Session 10

Lecture 1: The Thyroid Glands

Endocrinology 6. The Thyroid Gland

Lecture 2: Pituitary and Thyroid Dysfunction

Endocrinology 5. Pituitary Disorders and 6. The Thyroid Gland

 

Session 11

Lecture 1: Calcium Metabolism

Endocrinology 9. Calcium Metabolism

Lecture 2:  Metabolic and Endocrine Control in Special Circumstances

Endocrinology 12. Metabolic and Endocrine Regulation

Musculoskeletal System (MSK)

 

Session 1

Lecture 1: Introduction to MSK and Basic Concepts  

Musculoskeletal System: The Human Body 1. Bone Anatomy Introduction and 2. Connective Tissue

Lecture 2: Radiology of MSK

None

 

Session 2

Lecture 1: Dermatomes and Myotomes

Coming Soon

Lecture 2: The Lumbar Spine

Musculoskeletal System: The Human Body 1. Bone Anatomy Introduction

Musculoskeletal System: Clinical Conditions 7. Conditions of the Lower Back


Anatomy Coming Soon

 

Session 3

Lecture 1: Functional Anatomy of the Hip 

Musculoskeletal System: The Human Body 1. Bone Anatomy Introduction

Musculoskeletal System: Anatomy 1. Muscles of the Thigh, 2. Key Anatomical Areas of the Lower Limb and 3. Bones of the Lower Limb

Lecture 2: Disorders of the Hip

Musculoskeletal System: Clinical Conditions 5. Conditions of the Thigh and 6. Conditions of the Hip

Dissection: hip, gluteal region, posterior thigh, and pelvis.

 

Session 4

Lecture 1: Functional Anatomy of the Knee

Musculoskeletal System: Anatomy 3. Bones of the Lower Limb and 5. Muscles of the Lower Leg

Lecture 2: Disorders of the Knee

Musculoskeletal System: Clinical Conditions 3. Conditions of the Lower Leg and 4. Conditions of the Knee

Dissection: Femoral triangle, knee.

 

Session 5

Lecture 1: Functional anatomy of the Foot and Ankle 

Musculoskeletal System: Anatomy 4. Bones of the Foot

Lecture 2: Foot and Ankle problems

Musculoskeletal System: Clinical Conditions 1. Conditions of the Foot and 2. Conditions of the Ankle

Lecture 3: Gait

None

Dissection: Popliteal fossa and posterior leg, foot and ankle osteology

 

Session 6

Lecture 1: Cervical and Thoracic Spine

Musculoskeletal System: Clinical Conditions 8. Conditions of the Back and Neck

Anatomy Coming Soon

Lecture 2: The Brachial Plexus

Coming Soon

Dissection: pectoral region, axilla and brachial plexus.

 

Session 7

Lecture 1: Functional Anatomy of the Shoulder  

Musculoskeletal System: Anatomy 6. Bones of the Upper Limb, 7. Muscles of the Shoulder, 8. Muscles of the Upper Arm and 10. Key Anatomical Areas of the Upper Limb

Lecture 2: Common Shoulder Conditions

Musculoskeletal System: Clinical Conditions 9. Conditions of the Shoulder and Clavicle and 10. Conditions of the Arm

Dissection: Rotator cuff, scapula, clavicle, humerus.

 

Session 8

Lecture 1: Functional Anatomy of Elbow and Forearm

Musculoskeletal System: Anatomy 10. Muscles of the Forearm and 10. Key Anatomical Areas of the Upper Limb

Lecture 2: Common Elbow Conditions

Musculoskeletal System: Clinical Conditions 11. Conditions of the Elbow and 12. Conditions of the Forearm and Wrist

Dissection: Elbow, Cubital Fossa, anterior forearm and anterior wrist

 

Session 9

Lecture 1: Functional Anatomy of the Hand and Wrist

Musculoskeletal System: Anatomy 9. Bones of the Hand

Lecture 2: Conditions of the Hand and Wrist

Musculoskeletal System: Clinical Conditions 12. Conditions of the Forearm and Wrist and 13. Conditions of the Hand

Dissection: Hand, wrist, posterior forearm and wrist.

 

Session 10

Lecture 1: Nerve Injuries of the Lower Limb 

None

Pathological Processes

 

Session 1

Lecture 1: Introduction to Pathology

Pathology 1. An Introduction to Pathology and 2. The Basics of Pathology

Lecture 2:  Cell Injury

Pathology 2. The Basics of Pathology

 

Session 2

Lecture 1: Acute Inflammation

Pathology 4. Acute Inflammation

Lecture 2:  Learning from the Dead (Unassessed)

 

Session 3

Lecture 1: Chronic Inflammation

Pathology 5. Chronic Inflammation

Lecture 2:  Histological Interpretation

Coming Soon

 

Session 4

Lecture 1: Regeneration and Repair

Pathology 6. Regeneration and Repair of Tissues

 

Session 5

Lecture 1: Haemostasis

Pathology 8. Haemostasis and Clotting

Lecture 2: Thrombosis and Embolism

Pathology 9. Thrombosis and Embolism

 

Session 6

Lecture 1: Atherosclerosis

Pathology 10. Atherosclerosis

 

Session 7

Lecture 1: Cellular Adaptations

Pathology 11. Cellular Adaptations

Lecture 2: The Pathology of Trauma

Insufficient content for an article

 

Session 8

Lecture 1: Neoplasm 1

Pathology 12. Introduction to Neoplasia

Lecture 2:  Neoplasm 2

Pathology 13. Pathogenesis of Neoplasms

 

Session 9

Lecture 1: Neoplasm 3

Pathology 14. Behaviour of Neoplasms

 

Session 10

Lecture 1: Neoplasm 4

Pathology articles 12. 13. and 14. cover this lecture across each article

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