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PA4005: MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

  • this course provides topical reviews of receptor diversity, expression and signalling in the contexts of both basic science and applications in the treatments of disease and ill health;
  • modern and developing aspects of pharmacology are linked with proteomics/ genomics, therapeutics and methods of drug discovery;
  • specialist emerging aspects of molecular pharmacology including biased ligands and receptor trafficking and their role in disease will be studied in detail;
  • in addition to lectures the course includes advanced data analysis-based tutorials and data presentation which will enhance transferable skills and add to graduate portfolios

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr James Hislop

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

  • One of Intercalating (Studied) or BM3502 Neuroscience and Neuropharmacology (Passed) or BSc Immunology and Pharmacology (Studied) or MSci in Immunology and Pharmacology with Indust'l Placement (Studied) or BSc Immunology & Pharmacology (Biobus) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course provides (1) a recap and extension of third year material and (2) a more advanced account of selected topics some of which relate to the research interests of the individual academic staff of Biomedical Sciences and others which are topical areas in molecular pharmacology. The topics for study will include: cellular and molecular actions of drugs (thalidomide, Parkinson’s disease and addiction), bioinformatics and systems biology applied to pharmacology, sphingosine-1-phosphate signalling, G-protein-coupled receptor activation, signalling and trafficking, diabetes and insulin resistance, marine natural products and gastro-intestinal pharmacology and therapeutics.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • BSc BMS in Pharmacology (Intercalating)
  • BSc Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology)
  • BSc Immunology & Pharmacology (Biobus)
  • BSc Immunology and Pharmacology
  • BSc Pharmacology
  • BSc Pharmacology (Biobusiness)
  • BSc in Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology & Biobusiness)
  • BSc in Immunology and Pharmacology (Intercalating)
  • Bsc In Immunology And Pharmacology (Biobusiness)
  • MSci Pharmacology with Industrial Placement
  • MSci in Biomedical Science (Pharmacology) with Ind'l Pla'mnt
  • MSci in Immunology and Pharmacology with Indust'l Placement
  • Master In Science In Pharmacology (Bio Bus) With Ind Pla
  • Msci In Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology & Bio Bus) With Ip

Contact Teaching Time

31 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt

  • 1 two-hour essay examination (70%)
  • Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) (20%)
  • Oral presentation (10%)

Formative Assessment

- Four problem-solving tutorials.

Feedback

- Essays and oral presentations will be marked and written comments provided. - Problem solving questions will be discussed during tutorials.

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