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PA4303: CURRENT TOPICS IN PHARMACOLOGICAL RESEARCH (2023-2024)

Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:31


Course Overview

The course aims to develop an understanding of pharmacological targeting and molecular toxicology at an advanced level. The learning outcomes are:

  • To gain knowledge of drug-induced toxicity including organ specific toxicity, oxidative stress and the role of drug transport
  • To develop advanced understandings of the processes surrounding pharmacological drug design and molecular targeting using specific examples
  • To develop knowledge of the processes involved in cell death including apoptosis, autophagy and necrosis
  • To enhance understanding of the use of biomarkers in pharmacology and toxicology
  • To develop advanced knowledge of molecular carcinogensis (genotoxic and non-genotoxic)

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
  • Prof Steven Tucker

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 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.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 13 - 16
  • 2 Lectures during University week17
  • 1 Practical during University weeks 13 - 15
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 15, 17

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.

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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
ConceptualAnalyseTo develop advanced understanding of the processes surrounding pharmacological drug design and molecular targeting using specific examples
ConceptualUnderstandTo gain knowledge of drug-induced toxicity and the role of drug transport
ConceptualApplyTo promote knowledge and understanding of current areas of research in pharmacology including focus on emerging areas

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