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PA20347: Experimental pharmacology 2

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 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 60%, EX-TH 40%*
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Experimental Report* (CW 40%)
  • Poster Presentation* (CW 20%)
  • Open book examination of 24 hours duration* (EX-TH 40%)

*Assessment updated due to Covid-19 disruptions
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take PA20346
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To introduce the student to the practical techniques used to study the autonomic nervous system, neurotransmission in smooth muscles and the cardiovascular system. To develop scientific communication skills.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit, students will be able to:
* Demonstrate knowledge of the methods available to study drug effects on these systems.
* Analyse and present pharmacological data.

Scientific and practical skills (T/F) Analysis of experimental data (T/F/A) Library study skills (T/F) , Working with others (T/F) Problem solving (T/F), Oral communication (F/A).

Investigation of the effect of parasympathetic and sympathetic neurotransmission on isolated tissue preparations (e.g. cholinergic receptors, ganglion blocking drugs and muscarinic receptor antagonists). Perform analysis of experimental data. Presentation and communication skills.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA20347 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)