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Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

PA30142: Molecular applications in pharmacology

Click here for further information Credits: 3
Click here for further information Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 1
Click here for further information Assessment: EX100
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take PA20241 or (take PA20292 and take PA20293)
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to develop knowledge of more advanced techniques in molecular biology and to provide opportunities to discuss the applicability of the different techniques to problems in pharmacological research.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit, the student should be able to:
* Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of commonly used techniques in molecular biology,
* Apply their knowledge of these techniques to pharmacological research questions.

Critical analysis T/F/A
Problem solving T/F/A
Oral communication T/F

Gene manipulation - polymerase chain reaction, gene cloning and expression systems, site-directed mutagenesis. Generation of cellular reagents for high throughput screening of drug candidates. Genomics, proteomics and microarrays. Transgenic animal models, gene targeting and therapy.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

PA30142 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • USPA-AFB02 : BSc (hons) Pharmacology (Full-time) - Year 3
  • USPA-AKB02 : BSc (hons) Pharmacology (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4

PA30142 is Optional on the following programmes:

Programmes in Natural Sciences
  • UXXX-AFB01 : BSc (hons) Natural Sciences (Full-time) - Year 3
  • UXXX-AKB02 : BSc (hons) Natural Sciences with Industrial Placement (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • UXXX-AAB02 : BSc (hons) Natural Sciences with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 4

NB. Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.