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MT5024: MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY (2023-2024)

Last modified: 05 Oct 2023 08:46


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?

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.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University week10
  • 1 Practical during University week13
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 12, 15, 17, 19
  • 2 Tutorials during University weeks 14, 16, 18

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 35
Assessment Weeks 15 Feedback Weeks 18

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Feedback

Written feedback is provided for the report within 3 weeks of submission.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Data Interpretation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 35
Assessment Weeks 18 Feedback Weeks 21

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Written feedback is provided for the Data Interpretation within 3 weeks of submission.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks 19 Feedback Weeks 19

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The MCQ questions are discussed in a tutorial.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Data Handling

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks 13 Feedback Weeks 16

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Written feedback is provided for Data Handling within 3 weeks of submission.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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