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PA50411: Towards precision medicine

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
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: CW10EX90
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assessment detail for this unit will be available shortly.
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
The aim of the unit is to provide an understanding of translational science and how to bring fundamental research into the clinic. The objective will be to develop a knowledge and understanding of specific topics encompassing membrane biophysics, atypical models for pharmacological evaluation of novel therapeutic agents, quantitative diagnostics and prognosis and application of these to clinical trials.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit the student should be able to:
* explain the importance of individual profiling of patients to determine appropriate treatments;
* critically evaluate the use of cutting-edge analytical tools for analysing the functional events in the dysregulation of various pathologies;
* demonstrate the ability to analyse clinical trial data.

Numeracy (F, A), Problem solving (T, F, A), Scientific writing (F, A), Independent working (F).

An in depth treatment of selected topics covering advances in molecular signalling to include:
* Basic introduction to interdisciplinary science delivered online 2hr
* Membrane biophysics
* Marine Model Organisms
* Advanced Cell biology and signalling
* Functional genomics and proteomics
* Advanced quantitative imaging.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA50411 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology