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PA30349: Research project in pharmacology (non-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 Grant Proposal (CW 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Not applicable
Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to enable BSc students who have previously undertaken a laboratory-based placement to further enhance their professional skills through the completion of a literature-based research project focused on the development of appraisal and presentational skills.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the unit the student will be able to:
1. demonstrate an ability to carry out research around a scientific hypothesis
2. effectively analyse and appraise literature sources to support their hypothesis
3. present the findings and conclusions in the format of a research grant application

Study skills, handling information (T/F/A) Written communication skills (T/F/A) 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. The assessment will be a research grant proposal, using an abridged version of the form provided by the Wellcome Trust.

Programme availability:

PA30349 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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