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PA20346: Experimental pharmacology 1

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Further information on credits Credits: 12      [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 240
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 40%, EX 40%, OT 20%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Summary Report (CW 20%)
  • Data Analysis (CW 20%)
  • Group Presentation (OT 20%)
  • Exam (EX 40% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: After taking this module you must take PA20347
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce and develop experimental skills required to execute and report pharmacological investigations using isolated cells to whole organisms.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit, students will:
* Be familiar with, and demonstrate knowledge of, the techniques (cellular, tissue, systemic) used to study the pharmacology of a range of mediators and drugs.
* Be able to present experimental data in good scientific style.
* Develop their appreciation of the ethical framework for using animals in medical research.
* Have undertaken Home Office (HO) Module certification allowing a HO personal licence to be obtained.

Scientific and practical skills (T/F/A) Working with others (F) Problem solving (T/F) Oral presentation skills (F/A).

Examination of the pharmacology of vascular and airway smooth muscle, the CNS and whole animal physiology; cell culture and microscopy, molecular and immuno techniques. Experimental design and analysis of data. Presentation of experimental methods and data. The unit also contains accredited Home Office Module training.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA20346 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • USPA-AFB02 : BSc(Hons) Pharmacology (Year 2)
  • USPA-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Pharmacology with Year long work placement (Year 2)
  • USPA-AKM02 : MPharmacol(Hons) Pharmacology with Year long work placement (Year 2)