Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Unit Catalogue 2008/09
PA30140 Critical and communicative skills in pharmacology
| Credits: 6 |
| Semester: 2|
|Assessment: ES 20%, EX 80%|
Aims: The aim of this unit is to develop cognitive and transferable skills through critical analysis and interpretation of research publications in pharmacology, and by the practice of oral and written communication of scientific information.
After taking this unit, the student should be able to:
1. describe and comment upon the key points and conclusions of research papers
2. interpret research findings in a logical and critical manner.
Study skills, handling information and data interpretation (T/F/A)
Oral communication (T/F)
Written communication (T/F/A).
Exercises in rapid analysis of scientific literature to identify key findings; more measured critical analysis of sample papers, with a written commentary of key conclusions and their validity; essays on selected topics in pharmacology; Viva voce exercise based on project results and/or other scientific data.