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PA40163: Trends in molecular signalling

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to provide a knowledge base of recent developments in molecular signalling. In this unit, the introductory material provided in earlier units (PA20241) will be the basis for an in depth study of selected topics. The aim will be to develop a knowledge and understanding of specific topics encompassing cellular signalling events in different model systems. The tutorials are integral to the unit, allowing for open discussion of pertinent current research topics.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit, the student should be able to: synthesise an in-depth knowledge of the complex interactions which occur in cellular signalling events and how this knowledge can contribute to the identification of novel drug targets, evaluate critically the role of these targets in particular therapeutic areas and utilise a range of ICT and cognitive skills in acquiring knowledge and understanding and applying them to complex, incomplete or contradictory situations.

Skills:
Scientific skills (T/F/A).
Study skills, handling information, working with others (T/F).
Problem solving (T/F).

Content:
An in-depth treatment of selected topics covering advances in molecular signalling, to include; protein interaction modules; kinase cascades; tyrosine kinases and phosphatases; lipid signalling; signalling events occurring in immune cells; Trp channels and sensory perception.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA40163 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • USPA-AKM02 : MPharmacol(Hons) Pharmacology with Year long work placement (Year 4)
Programmes in Natural Sciences
  • UXXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Biochemistry with Pharmacology stream) (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AAM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Biochemistry with Pharmacology stream) with Study year abroad (Year 5)
  • UXXX-AKM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Biochemistry with Pharmacology stream) with Professional Placement (Year 5)
  • UXXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Biology with Pharmacology stream) (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AAM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Biology with Pharmacology stream) with Study year abroad (Year 5)
  • UXXX-AKM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Biology with Pharmacology stream) with Professional Placement (Year 5)
  • UXXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Pharmacology stream) (Year 4)
  • UXXX-AAM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Pharmacology stream) with Study year abroad (Year 5)
  • UXXX-AKM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Chemistry with Pharmacology stream) with Professional Placement (Year 5)

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