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PA20291: Introduction to practical pharmacology for natural scientists

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Further information on credits Credits: 3
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 80%, PR 20%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assessed Practical Work (PR 20%)
  • Laboratory Report (CW 80%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take PA10237 and take PA10238
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce the natural science student to principles of practical pharmacology.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the unit the student should be able to:
1. Perform simple pharmacological in vitro experiments
2. Interpret dose-response data
3. produce high quality practical reports
4. work safely in a pharmacology laboratory.

Written communication (T/F/A)
Problem solving (T/F/A)
Scientific and practical skills (T/F/A).

Pharmacology laboratory safety standards. Introduction to pharmacology practicals.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA20291 is Optional on the following programmes:

Programmes in Natural Sciences
  • UXXX-AFB01 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences (Year 2)
  • UXXX-AAB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 2)
  • UXXX-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Natural Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • UXXX-AFM01 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences (Year 2)
  • UXXX-AKM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 2)
  • UXXX-AAM02 : MSci(Hons) Natural Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 2)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.