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PA40234: Communicative skills in pharmacology

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: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Seminar presentation written abstract (CW 100%)
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:
To develop further key skills in information retrieval, organisation and communication leading to an extended seminar presentation.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this unit the student should demonstrate an ability to undertake literature searches, to assimilate and critically evaluate scientific information and to present a given topic as an oral communication supported by a written abstract.


* ICT, handling information (T/F/A)
* Oral and written communication (T/F/A)

Each student will prepare and present a 30-minute oral seminar and written abstract on a topic selected from a list of subjects that includes aspects of inflammation, molecular medicine, ion channels and the global impact of research in pharmacology.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA40234 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • USPA-AKM02 : MPharmacol(Hons) Pharmacology with Year long work placement (Year 4)

PA40234 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
  • RSBB-AFM08 : Integrated PhD in Postgenomic Biosciences (Regenerative Medicine)
  • TXXX-AFM10 : MRes Regenerative Medicine

* 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.