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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Biomedical Sciences : Biomedical Sciences

Undergraduate Course: Applied Pharmacology 3 (BIME09011)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Biomedical Sciences 2 (BIME08007)
It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Pharmacology 3 (BIME09003)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 19, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Other Study Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 149 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) learning skills session
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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%)
Feedback 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understanding of how pharmacology can be applied in therapeutics at a systems level
  2. Knowledge of drug development pathways and biological approaches and pharmacogenomics applications
  3. The opportunity to develop practical skills in a pharmacological laboratory and to obtain accurate results which can be analysed and interpreted in a meaningful manner, including the application of statistical analysis
  4. Training in written scientific communication, including reporting results, working with scientific literature and citing relevant findings
  5. Understanding of the use of curated databases in pharmacology, and how these can inform research in drug development
Reading List
Pharmacology (8th 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)

Medical Pharmacology (2nd Edition) by Peter Winstanley and Tom Walley published by Churchill Livingstone (ISBN 0-443-070555).
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsAppPharm3
Contacts
Course organiserDr Dawn Livingstone
Tel:
Email: Dawn.Livingstone@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Benjamin Harrison
Tel: (0131 6)51 1824
Email: bharris6@exseed.ed.ac.uk
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