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PA40130: Research project in Pharmacology (M)

[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: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Semester 1
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Written Grant Proposal (CW 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to allow the student to undertake a literature based research project, and to develop research skills, including critical appraisal and presentational skills.

Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the unit the student will be able to:
1. demonstrate an ability to identify a research hypothesis
2. critically analyse literature sources to support their hypothesis
3. present the data 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)

Students will be offered a choice of research project from a wide range of topics in pharmacology. The written report will take the form of a research grant proposal, using a form based on that provided by the Wellcome Trust.

Programme availability:

PA40130 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • USPA-AKM02 : MPharmacol(Hons) Pharmacology with Year long work placement (Year 4)


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