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Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

PA40142: Molecular applications in pharmacology

Click here for further information Credits: 3
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 1
Click here for further information Assessment: EX 100%
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 and understanding of more advanced techniques in molecular biology and to evaluate critically their applicability to problems in pharmacological research.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit, the student should be able to demonstrate a theoretical and practical understanding of commonly used techniques in molecular biology, and to appreciate the relevance, with specific examples, of this molecular approach to research in pharmacology.

Critical analysis; Oral communication.

Gene manipulation - polymerase chain reaction, reporter constructs, site-directed mutagenesis, expression systems. 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:

PA40142 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • USPA-AKM02 : MPharmacology (hons) (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4

PA40142 is Optional on the following programmes:

Programmes in Natural Sciences
  • UXXX-AFM01 : MSci (hons) Natural Sciences (Full-time) - Year 4

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