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PA30055: Research project in Pharmacology (B)

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: 18
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 70%, OT 30%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Written Project Report (CW 70%)
  • Supervisor Assessment (OT 30%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to allow the student to undertake a laboratory based research project, and to develop practical research skills, including critical and presentational skills within a small group.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the unit the student will be able to:
1. demonstrate an ability to work as part of a small team;
2. generate original data;
3. to analyse that data appropriately and to present the data and conclusions in written form.

Study skills, handling information, working with others (T/F/A)
Written communication skills (T/F/A)
Cognitive skills (T/F/A).

Small groups of students will be offered a choice of research project from a wide range of topics in pharmacology. The individual written reports will take the form of a research grant proposal, using a form based on that provided by the Wellcome Trust.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA30055 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • USPA-AFB02 : BSc(Hons) Pharmacology (Year 3)
  • USPA-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Pharmacology with Year long work placement (Year 4)

* 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.