University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Integrative Cardiovascular and Metabolic Physiology and Pharmacology

The course uses integrated systems approaches to answer questions of clinical relevance relating to: endothelium: mechanistic studies of endothelial function in health and disease; placenta: placental function in normal and complicated pregnancies; neurohumoral effectors: cardiovascular biology of angiotensins; vasopressin; novel peptides; purines; melatonin; and cannabinoids; in relation to vascular control, receptor mechanisms and post-receptor coupling; endotoxaemia: quantitative assessment of vasodilator and vasoconstrictor mechanisms in endotoxemia; skeletal muscle atrophy and growth: investigations of molecular events in skeletal muscle relating to atrophy, growth and contraction; human energy and macronutrient metabolism: studies of carbohydrate utilisation at rest and during exercise; nutrient-gene interactions: the integrated effects of dietary fat and carbohydrate and dietary components on the production, processing and actions of specific transcription factors that regulate gene expression.

Course modules

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2017 - 3 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's Medical Centre Nottingham NG7 2HA East Midlands

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