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Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58

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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Steven Tucker

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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.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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

There are no assessments for this course.

Formative Assessment

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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

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