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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

BMSC2226 Experimental Skills in Pharmacology

10 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Dr Jonathan Lippiat

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Level 1 BMSC lab skills modules


BMSC2119Experimental Skills


BMSC2230Topics in Pharmacology

Module replaces


This module is not approved as a discovery module


In this module students will build on the skills learnt in the semester 1 skills module and should have:
- the ability to search for, understand and critically access the scientific literature in a particular circumscribed area of pharmacology;
- the ability to design and carry out an experimental project based on a specific area of pharmacology as a member of a team;
- the synthesis of analytical data, including the use of both descriptive and analytical statistics to organise the data;
- the ability to individually present work in an extended written form and through another form of communication which is used in the scientific community.


Students will use isolated tissues to study the actions of drugs. Students will be introduced to the methods used to:
a) prepare viable tissues;
b) evoke and record responses from isolated tissues and
c) analyze response data in graphical form.

Transferable skills will be developed through submission of practical reports, laboratory book and a personal reflection.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours37.00
Total Contact hours63.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Researching literature and writing practical reports.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Attendance at practicals and progress meeting with academic staff.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course MCQMCQ and short answer data analysis - covering experimental design, basic statistics and interpretation of data from pharmacological experiments.30.00
Practical Reportpractical report (12 page limit)70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Any absence from a practical class will attract a v-code. To remove the v-code the student must submit a lab report, based on data provided to them, by a given deadline. The lab report will be check marked to determine it has reached a pass standard. Feedback will not be provided on it.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 09/12/2019


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