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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Biomedical Sciences : Pharmacology (Biomedical Sciences)

Undergraduate Course: Pharmacology Synoptic Examination (PHBM10017)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummarySynoptic examination assessing general expertise in Pharmacology.
Course description The Synoptic Exam: Assesses the broader knowledge that you should have established during foundation courses in the medical or science curriculum, and during the Drugs, Receptors and Therapeutics course. At Honours degree level you are expected to develop a critical understanding of the principal theories, concepts and principles of Pharmacology and to be familiar with new developments in the discipline (┬┐hot topics┬┐). During your final Honours year you should, for example, be keeping abreast of any major developments in Pharmacology reported in the leading broad scientific journals such as Nature, Science or specific discipline-based journals such as the British Journal of Pharmacology or Molecular Pharmacology. You may also find reviews of interest in Trends in Pharmacological Sciences or in Pharmacological Reviews. Further guidance on preparation and details of the Synoptic Examination will be provided during Semester 2.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Drugs, Receptors and Therapeutics (PHBM10036) AND Pharmacology Project (PHBM10018) AND Pharmacology Project Milestones Dissertation (PHBM10035)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 96 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% Written Examination.
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)1:30
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Increased understanding of biological processes
  2. The ability to deploy knowledge that you should have established during foundation courses in the medical or science curriculum, and during the Drugs, Receptors and Therapeutics course
  3. A critical understanding of the principal theories, concepts and principles of pharmacology
  4. Familiarity with new developments in the discipline
Reading List
During your final Honours year you should, for example, be keeping abreast of any major developments in Pharmacology reported in the leading broad scientific journals such as Nature, Science or specific discipline-based journals such as British Journal of Pharmacology or Molecular Pharmacology during your Honours year. You may also find reviews of interest in Trends in Pharmacological Science or in Pharmacological Reviews.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsPHARM_Syp
Contacts
Course organiserProf Sue Fleetwood-Walker
Tel: (0131 6)51 1696
Email: S.M.Fleetwood-Walker@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Benjamin Harrison
Tel: (0131 6)51 1824
Email: Benjamin.Harrison@ed.ac.uk
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