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PA30126: Pharmacology placement (M)

[Page last updated: 03 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Credits: 48 [equivalent to 96 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 960
Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: CW 60%, OR 25%, OT 15%
Assessment Detail:
  • Placement Report (CW 60%)
  • Oral examination (OR 25%)
  • Conference Presentation (OT 10%)
  • Workplace Presentation (OT 5%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: While taking this module you must take PA30127 AND take PA30128
Learning Outcomes: At the end of the unit the student should be able to:
1. demonstrate an ability to generate original data;
2. analyse the data appropriately;
3. present conclusions drawn from the data.

Aims: The aim of this unit is to allow the student to develop practical research skills in an appropriate industrial, commercial or academic setting.

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 student will undertake a research project in the laboratories of the placement provider. The results of this project will be presented as a written report and as an oral communication.

Programme availability:

PA30126 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • USPA-AKM02 : MPharmacol(Hons) Pharmacology with Year long work placement (Year 3)


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