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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course reviews a range of essential methodologies that are currently used in medical research from molecular technologies to human studies.  Experts in the various techniques will describe the fundamentals of the methodology and show how they can be applied.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Foresterhill Sustained Study No
  • Dr Nimesh Mody

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of MRes Drug Discovery or MSc Clinical Pharmacology or MSc Drug Discovery and Development or MSc Bio-Business and Medical Sciences or Master Of Science In Reproductive And Developmental Biology or Master Of Science In Cardiovascular Science & Diabetes

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

  • 1 Science Laboratory during University week29
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 25 - 27
  • 1 Lecture during University week28
  • 1 Workshop during University week28

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

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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