Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Honours (FHEQ level 6)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
|Requisites:||Before taking this unit you must take PA20241 or (take PA20292 and take PA20293)|
The aim of this unit is to develop knowledge of more advanced techniques in molecular biology and to provide opportunities to discuss the applicability of the different techniques to problems in pharmacological research.
After taking this unit, the student should be able to:
* Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of commonly used techniques in molecular biology,
* Apply their knowledge of these techniques to pharmacological research questions.
Critical analysis T/F/A
Problem solving T/F/A
Oral communication T/F
Gene manipulation - polymerase chain reaction, gene cloning and expression systems, site-directed mutagenesis. Generation of cellular reagents for high throughput screening of drug candidates. Genomics, proteomics and microarrays. Transgenic animal models, gene targeting and therapy.
PA30142 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
PA30142 is Optional on the following programmes:Programmes in Natural Sciences