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PA 3004
BIOCHEMICAL PHARAMCOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr S Tucker

Pre-requisite(s): BI 20M3, BI 25M7

This course covers an introduction to bioanalytical techniques used in pharmacology and toxicology, ADME, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, an introduction to toxicology, carcinogenesis, mutagenesis and biochemical mechanisms of drug action. Latterly, the course will focus on special study areas relating to pharmacology + toxicology of the renal, respiratory and shetal systems.

3 one-hour lectures per week, selected 1 one-hour tutorials and 3 eight hour laboratory sessions throughout the course.

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour written examination paper (70%) and in-course assessment - essays, calculations, problem solving, laboratory reports, MCQ's (30%).

Resit: 1 three-hour essay examination (70%) and previous continuous assessment (30%).