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PA20317: Introduction to receptor biology

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
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: EX100
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assessment detail to be confirmed ( %)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: This unit is only available to students on the BSc(Hons) Biomedical Sciences.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce the student to the organisation of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. To introduce the student to general aspects of pharmacology and receptor theory.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the unit the student should be able to understand the concept of a receptor as defined by classical pharmacological means; have an understanding of how drugs targeting protein receptors work.

Working with others (T/F)
Study skills, problem solving (T/F)
Handling information (T/F)
Scientific and practical skills (T/F).

An outline of cellular organisation, structure and function of major organelles and membranes in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Receptor theory, agonists, antagonists, measurements of potency, pA2; Examples of the above taken from blood and respiratory pharmacology.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA20317 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
  • UXXX-AFB11 : BSc(Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Year 2)
  • UXXX-AKB11 : BSc(Hons) Biomedical Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 2)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* 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.