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Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology Programme Catalogue 2020/1


USPA-AKM02: MPharmacol(Hons) Pharmacology with Year long work placement

Leading to the award of MASTER OF PHARMACOLOGY

Mode of attendance: Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement

Normal programme duration: 4 years

[Page last updated: 10 August 2020]

Click here for further information Possible DAPs for this programme:

Please see your programme handbook for circumstances where transfer to DAP may be permitted/required.

 

Click here for further informationPossible exit awards for this programme:



Year 1

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 15 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 16 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 1 Stage 1 of this programme contributes 0% towards the final award classification


Semester 1: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PA10262 Research and scientific communication for pharmacologists 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA10311 Fundamentals of pharmacology: from molecules to medicines 1 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA10312 Fundamentals of pharmacology: the healthy body 1 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 1 Stage 1

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PA10044 Introduction to experimental pharmacology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA10313 Fundamentals of pharmacology: from molecules to medicines 2 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA10314 Fundamentals of pharmacology: the healthy body 2 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 2

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 23 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 24 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 2 Stage 2 of this programme contributes 16% towards the final award classification


Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PA20023 Pharmacology of the central nervous system 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA20343 Drug discovery 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA20344 Cell regulation and function: receptors to genes 9 credits       [equivalent to 18 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA20346 Experimental pharmacology 1 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 2

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PA20016 Cardiovascular, renal and peripheral nervous system pharmacology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA20294 Pharmacokinetics 3 credits       [equivalent to 6 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA20345 Infection and immunity 9 credits       [equivalent to 18 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA20347 Experimental pharmacology 2 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 3

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP may be possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 23 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 24 PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 2 Stage 3 of this programme contributes 34% towards the final award classification


Academic Year: Part 2 Stage 3

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PA30126 Pharmacology placement (M) 48 credits       [equivalent to 96 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 1: Part 2 Stage 3

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PA30127 Dissertation in Pharmacology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 2 Stage 3

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PA30128 Landmarks in Pharmacology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.


Year 4

Click here for further information NFAAR-UG assessment regulations:
  • Transfer to DAP is not possible from this programme year.
  • Main assessment regulations: Appendix 27 (Section B)PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view; Supplementary assessment regulations: Appendix 28 (Section B)PDF format -requires Acrobat Reader to view.
  • Part 3 Stage 4 of this programme contributes 50% towards the final award classification


Semester 1: Part 3 Stage 4

Compulsory Units:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PA40130 Research project in Pharmacology (M) 12 credits       [equivalent to 24 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA40142 Molecular applications in pharmacology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA40214 Recent advances in drug discovery 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA40251 Advanced topics, trends and technologies in pharmacology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Semester 2: Part 3 Stage 4

Optional Units: Select 4 units from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PA40157 The molecular biology and treatment of cancer 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA40159 Cardiovascular pharmacology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA40160 Central nervous system pharmacology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA40162 Drug targets in the immune system 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA40163 Trends in molecular signalling 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA40252 Pharmacology of regenerative medicine 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA40299 Biotechnology: art and science 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits

Optional Units: Select 1 unit from the following list:
Unit Code
Title
ECTS Credits
PA40234 Communicative skills in pharmacology 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits
PA40350 Engaging the public with drug discovery research 6 credits       [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] Further information on credits


Notes:

  • Programmes and units may be changed in accordance with normal University procedures.
  • This programme catalogue is applicable for all years of study for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this programme, or its component units, will be delivered in future years in the format displayed here.
  • NFAAR assessment regulations are subject to review and update. Links given here will provide access to the latest versions of NFAAR documentation. The regulations described in this documentation may not necessarily be those which applied in previous academic years. For detailed information on how the NFAAR was applied to this programme in previous academic years, please contact the relevant Director of Studies.
  • Availability of units is subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.
  • Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.