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PA30055: Research project in Pharmacology (laboratory) (BSc)

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: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Written Project Report (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:
The aim of this unit is to allow BSc students who have not previously undertaken a laboratory-based placement to develop practical research skills; analytical and presentational skills. Students will work within a small group in the laboratory to design and carry out scientific investigations.

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. individually analyse the data appropriately and to present it and relevant conclusions in written form.

Study skills, handling information, working with others (T/F/A)
Written communication skills (T/F/A)
Practical skills (T/F)
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. Students will design experiments and carry out experimental investigations in the laboratory to generate data. They will analyse and present their data in an extended laboratory report.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA30055 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology

PA30055 is Optional on the following programmes:

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