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

[Page last updated: 05 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Credits: 12 [equivalent to 24 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 240
Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Written Project Report (CW 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
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.

Programme 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)


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