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PA30234: Communicative skills in pharmacology (BSc)

[Page last updated: 05 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 20%, OR 80%
Assessment Detail:
  • Infographic (CW 20%)
  • Seminar Presentation (OR 80%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Not applicable
Description: Aims:
To develop further key skills in information retrieval, organisation and communication leading to a seminar presentation.

Learning Outcomes:
After successfully completing this unit, students will be able to:
* Demonstrate an ability to undertake literature searches.
* Assimilate and evaluate scientific information.
* Present a given topic as an oral communication supported by an infographic.

ICT, handling information (T/F/A)
Oral and written communication (T/F/A).

Each student will prepare and present a 15-minute oral seminar and infographic on a topic selected from a list of subjects that includes a range of disease states and global health conditions. Talks will address the underpinning pathology of the disease area, genetic and environmental impacts, clinical and pharmacological therapies, ethical issues and the global impact of research in pharmacology.

Programme availability:

PA30234 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • USPA-AFB02 : BSc(Hons) Pharmacology (Year 3)
  • USPA-AKB02 : BSc(Hons) Pharmacology with Year long work placement (Year 4)


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