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PA4302: MOLECULAR TOXICOLOGY (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course extends your previous knowledge in the area of drug mode of action, molecular targets and toxicology.  The process of drug development will be examined from the importance of understanding the design and metabolic profile of drugs and their transport to covering molecular aspects of pre-clinical toxicology. This course provides focus on hot topics in pharmacology and toxicology, using specific examples from research at the University of Aberdeen and thus 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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Steven Tucker

Qualification Prerequisites

  • 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?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course focuses on aspects of cell death, molecular carcinogenesis, drug transport and biomarkers from a pharmacological and toxicological perspective, and also provides specific focussed examples of emerging areas of pharmacological research relevant to the drug discovery and development industry.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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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

Essay

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Exam

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Lab Report: Individual

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Design Project: Group

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 14,18 Feedback Weeks

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Exam

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Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 15 Feedback Weeks

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Design Project: Group

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Assessment Weeks 14,18 Feedback Weeks

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Exam

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Report: Individual

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Assessment Weeks 15 Feedback Weeks

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Formative Assessment

Problem solving tutorials

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandTo gain knowledge of drug-induced toxicity and the role of drug transport
ConceptualAnalyseTo develop advanced understanding of the processes surrounding pharmacological drug design and molecular targeting using specific examples
ConceptualApplyTo promote knowledge and understanding of current areas of research in pharmacology including focus on emerging areas
ConceptualApplyTo develop knowledge of the processes involved in cell death including apoptosis, autophagy and necrosis
ProceduralAnalyseTo enhance understanding of the use of biomarkers in pharmacology and toxicology
ConceptualUnderstandTo gain knowledge of drug-induced toxicity and the role of drug transport
ConceptualAnalyseTo develop advanced understanding of the processes surrounding pharmacological drug design and molecular targeting using specific examples
ConceptualApplyTo promote knowledge and understanding of current areas of research in pharmacology including focus on emerging areas
ConceptualApplyTo develop knowledge of the processes involved in cell death including apoptosis, autophagy and necrosis
ProceduralAnalyseTo enhance understanding of the use of biomarkers in pharmacology and toxicology

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