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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

This course reviews a range of methodologies that are currently used in basic research.  Experts in the various techniques describe the methodology and showcase the equipment.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No

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Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • One of MRes Drug Discovery (Studied) or MSc Clinical Pharmacology (Studied) or MSc Drug Discovery and Development (Studied) or MSc Bio-Business and Medical Sciences (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course aims to provide a basic understanding of state of the art technology used in Clinical Pharmacology and Drug Discovery research. It will introduce the key aspects involved in designing a research project, the fundamentals of a range of currently used technologies and an introduction to basic epidemiology. Students will have the opportunity to experience how some of these basic research methods can be applied to clinical diagnoses and inform patient management.

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


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Summative Assessments

Continuous assessment
Essay (35%)
Practical assignments (Laboratory handbook (10%), Case presentations (group; 5%), Patient diagnosis summaries and discussion of interesting findings (20%)
Patient information leaflet (30%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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