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MT5524: MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

The course focuses on the molecular mechanisms of drug action and how cutting edge research can advance current therapeutic approaches to disease.   The utility of molecular pharmacology will be highlighted in the context of current and future drug discovery for cardiovascular, neurological and metabolic diseases and cancer. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Fiona Murray

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either MSc Clinical Pharmacology (Studied) or MSc Drug Discovery and Development (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will cover the molecular mechanisms of drug action and provide examples of how knowledge of the pathophysiology of disease can yield novel drug targets. Topics covered will included drug-receptor theory, signal transduction and pharmacogenomics.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25 - 26, 28 - 29, 31, 33
  • 2 Tutorials during University weeks 27, 30, 32, 34

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Summative Assessments

Marked case study

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Learning Outcomes
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Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Data handling

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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