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 qualificationsLevel 1 BMSC lab skills modules
|BMSC2230||Topics in Pharmacology|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesIn 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.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||37.00|
|Total Contact hours||63.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studyResearching literature and writing practical reports.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackAttendance at practicals and progress meeting with academic staff.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course MCQ||MCQ and short answer data analysis - covering experimental design, basic statistics and interpretation of data from pharmacological experiments.||30.00|
|Practical Report||practical 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 listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 09/12/2019
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