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Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Unit Catalogue 2008/09

PA10044 Introduction to experimental pharmacology

Credits: 6
Level: Certificate
Semester: 2
Assessment: CW 100%
Aims: To familiarise the student with the principles of measurement required in experimental pharmacology; to introduce the skills required for oral communication of scientific information.
Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the unit the student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of measurement applied to basic pharmacology, and the ability to give a short oral presentation.
Study skills, planning and organisation (T/F), Written, oral communication (T/F/A), Working with others (T/F), Scientific and practical skills (T/F/A).
The topics in this unit include basic techniques and recording equipment; molarities; dose-response curves using in vitro preparations; group work on preparing and giving short oral presentations on a scientific theme.