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MT5024: MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


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 First 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?

  • One of Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or 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?

  • MT5008 Molecular Pharmacology (Studied)

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.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 9, 12
  • 1 Science Laboratory during University week11
  • 1 Lecture during University week7
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 8 - 9, 12 - 13
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 10, 14 - 16
  • 1 Tutorial during University week17
  • 1 Workshop during University week10

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Learning Outcomes
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Data handling

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Marked case study

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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