Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Unit Catalogue 2008/09
PA10262 Learning and study skills for Pharmacology students
| Credits: 3 |
| Semester: 1|
Aims: To introduce the student to methods of individual and group learning and assessment, including library and web-based resources; to outline the importance of self-directed study, personal development planning and continuing professional development. To introduce the student to safe laboratory practice, basic concepts of experimental error and structured laboratory report writing.
At the end of the unit the student should be able to:
1. organise effective notes;
2. demonstrate use of library and appropriate computing facilities in the University to research and to write essays and laboratory reports in a scientific style;
3. calculate basic statistical distributions and summarise data;
4. work safely in a chemistry/pharmacology laboratory.
Study skills, planning & organisation, handling information (T/F)
Written communication (T/F/A)
Information and communication technology (T/F/A)
Problem solving (T/F/A)
Scientific and practical skills (T/F/A).
Key skills including effective study and note taking. Continuing professional development. Introduction to University computer facilities. Use of electronic communications, the library and bibliographic searches. Basic word-processing and spreadsheet use. Statistical distributions, calculation of mean, median, variance, regression. Use of statistical software. Directed essay writing (in tutor groups). Introduction to pharmacology practicals.