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PA20122: Pharmacology placement (B)

[Page last updated: 05 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Credits: 60 [equivalent to 120 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 1,200
Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Aims: The aim of this unit is to allow the student to develop professional skills in an appropriate industrial, commercial or academic setting.

Learning Outcomes: At the end of the unit the student should be able to:
1. Time manage and take responsibility for a task within an agreed work plan.
2. Demonstrate competency in a range of professional skills including effective oral and written communication and others appropriate to the placement such as effective team work, generation of original data and/or appropriate data analysis and problem solving.
3. Perform specialist tasks within an academic, research or commercial setting.
4. Reflect on personal goals set and critically evaluate achievements during the placement (see POLO forms).

Skills: Study skills, including practical skills and team-working (T/F)
ICT skills, handling information, data analysis (T/F/A)
Written communication skills (T/F/A)
Oral communication skills (T/F).

Content: The placement will be undertaken in approved premises of the Placement Provider in the UK or overseas in commercial, academic and research institutes. The placement year will be assessed as a written placement report and an oral presentation.

Programme availability:

PA20122 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • USPA-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Pharmacology with Year long work placement (Year 3)


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