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PA3004: BIOCHEMICAL PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

  • this will be the first specific Pharmacology course encountered, and lays appropriate foundations upon which advanced Pharmacological understanding is developed; 
  • critical concepts of pharmacological and toxicological relevance are covered in-depth at a molecular and biochemical level, with the ultimate significance to the human organism also studied; 
  • a modern and recently developed practical thread (partly funded by the British Pharmacological Society) permits application of lecture materials, and enhances employability through development of relevant core practical skills; 
  • research-led special topics are also embedded where the materials studied are put in context through teaching driven by recent organ system medical research

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Steven Tucker

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PA3003 Biochemical Pharmacology (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course covers an introduction to bioanalytical techniques used in pharmacology and toxicology, ADME, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, an introduction to toxicology, carcinogenesis, mutagenesis and biochemical mechanisms of drug action. Latterly, the course will focus on special study areas relating to pharmacology + toxicology of the renal and respiratory.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 7, 9 - 10, 12, 14
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 8, 13
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 11, 15 - 17
  • 1 Practical during University weeks 9, 13, 15
  • 2 Tutorials during University weeks 8, 11
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9 - 10, 13

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

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Lab Report: Individual

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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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Continuous Assessments

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