Undergraduate Course: Chemical Pharmacology 2 (BIME08002)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is intended to provide an understanding of how drugs produce their effects, with some emphasis on the relationship between chemical structure and biological activity at selected sites in the body. No prior knowledge of biology is assumed. This course is only available to students on a Chemistry degree programme.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 34,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 30,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 5,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||ICA 30%, Written Exams 70%
||Specific Feedback will be delivered on the following.
1. Laboratory Reports: Report 1 is a formative assessment and so will not contribute to your overall mark for the Course. You will be provided (electronically) with Feedback in sufficient time for you to reflect and re-evaluate your approach to the next report. Experiments 2 and 3 are carried out in parallel by the two class groups and thus the reports will be treated as a pair. Feedback from at least one of the pair will be returned in time for final preparation of Report 4.
2. December Class Examination : The will be a Feedback session early in Semester 2 at which Feedback will be provided in two formats: (a) return of marked and annotated examination booklets (b) review of the solutions/answers.
3. Course Essay: you will be provided with written Feedback on your Course Essay together with with general guidance on strengths and weaknesses.
4. Degree Examination Essays: Feedback will be provided by the Course Organiser on request.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||3:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- To provide an understanding of how drugs produce their effects at the systems, cellular and molecular levels; knowledge of the uses and side-effects of drugs; an understanding of the factors controlling the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs by the body.
- To provide an opportunity to develop practical skills in a pharmacological laboratory, in relation to the safe handling of drugs and of animal tissue in vitro, and to obtain accurate results which can be analysed and interpreted in a meaningful manner.
- To provide, through tutorials, laboratory practical write-ups and written assignments, a training in oral and written scientific communication, including an appreciation of how to perform a search of the scientific literature and to cite relevant findings.
- To develop the ┐self-learning┐ process through a series of problem-solving, interactive sessions.
- To provide opportunities to maintain and to develop further skills in personal organisation and group activities.
|The recommended textbook is Rang and Dale's Pharmacology (7th Edition) by H.P. Rang, M.M. Dale, J.M. Ritter, R.J. Flower & G. Henderson, published by Elsevier-Churchill Livingston (2012).|
Alternative textbooks worth considering are:
Pharmacology Condensed (2nd Edition) by M.M. Dale & D.G Haylett, published by Churchill Livingston (2009). Short chapters and useful for getting started on a subject or for revision before going on to the main textbook.
Elsevier┐s Integrated Review Pharmacology (2nd.Edition) by M. Kester, K.D. Karpa & K.E. Vrana, published by Saunders-Elsevier (2012). Well illustrated short chapters. Again, good for getting started and for revision.
Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (4th Edition) by D.G. Waller & A.P. Sampson, published by Saunders-Elsevier (2013). Good all round, good on therapeutics.
Brody's Human Pharmacology - Molecular to Clinical (5th Edition) by L. Wecker, L.M. Crespo, G. Dunaway, C. Faingold and S. Watts, published by Mosby-Elsevier (2010). Good all round.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||As arranged (lectures, practicals and tutorials).
|Course organiser||Dr Philip Larkman
Tel: (0131 6)50 3517
|Course secretary||Miss Emily Rowan
Tel: (0131 6)51 1515