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Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

  • this course extends previous knowledge in the area of drug metabolism and toxicology;
  • the process of drug development will be examined from the importance of understanding the metabolic profile of drugs and their transport to covering molecular aspects of pre-clinical toxicology;
  • external Experts from academia and the pharmaceutical industry contribute to the teaching and assessment of this important area;
  • this course opens up new opportunities for employability in academia and the pharmaceutical industry

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Professor Heather Wallace

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

  • One of Intercalating (Studied) or PA3003 Biochemical Pharmacology (Passed) or PA3004 Biochemical Pharmacology and Toxicology (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate 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

This course covers aspects of toxicology relevant to pharmacology, for example topics likely to be included are: the toxicological significance of drug/xenobiotic oxidation, drug transporters, immunotoxicity, immunopharmacology, developmental toxicology, molecular carcinogenesis and risk assessment.

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

48 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination paper (70%) and in-course assessment - essay (2,000 words), laboratory report and problem solving (30%).

Formative Assessment

Problem solving tutorials.


Essays and practicals marked with written feedback comments. Problem solving - oral feedback and written comments.

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