Undergraduate Course: Applied Pharmacology 3 (BIME09011)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will provide practical laboratory work following on from that introduced in Pharmacology 3. In addition, a series of lectures and tutorials will consider pharmacological interventions in a range of areas, including Cancer Biology, Toxicology, Reproductive Biology, GI tract, Respiration and Haemostasis.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 26,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 6,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Other Study Hours 5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
learning skills session
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written in-course assessments:
Practical write-ups. 20%
Two pieces of student-specified work to discuss current and future drug targets and development (2 x 40%)
||For Practical Reports, you will be provided with written feedback on your practical reports. This will be available at the point at which the write-ups are returned. You will be provided with formative feedback your ┐Discussion Article┐ electronically through Learn.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- an understanding of drug action and methods used to study drug action.
- skills in finding, reading and deriving understanding from the scientific literature
- an understanding of how biological systems can be modified by pharmacological intervention
- undertaking and reporting practical laboratory work
|Pharmacology (7th Edition) by H.P Rang, M.M. Dale, J.M. Ritter and R.J. Flower, published by Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone (ISBN 978-0-7020-3471-8). This is available through the library and also as an electronic resource when logged in through EASE.|
Alternative textbooks worth considering are:
Pharmacology Condensed by M.M. Dale and D.G. Haylett published by Churchill Livingstone (ISBN 0443070490)
Human Pharmacology - Molecular to Clinical: International Edition (3rd Edition) by
T.M. Brody, J. Larner, K.P. Minneman and H.C. Neu published by Mosby-Year Book Inc. (ISBN 0-8151-2456-2).
Medical Pharmacology (2nd Edition) by Peter Winstanley and Tom Walley published by Churchill Livingstone (ISBN 0-443-070555).
Elsevier's Integrated Review: Pharmacology (2nd Edition), by Mark Kester,Kent E. Vrana, & Kelly D. Karpa, published by Elsevier (ISBN 978-0-323-07445-2).
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Paul Skehel
Tel: (0131 6)51 1961
|Course secretary||Mr Kevin Mcarthur
Tel: (0131 6)51 1824