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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Pharmacology

Programme code:BS-PHARUCAS code:B210
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Dan Donnelly Contact address:d.donnelly@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

- A-level: AAA - AAB
- Including Biology or Chemistry, plus another science or science-related subject. Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded.
- We accept the following science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics. Science- related subjects: geography, PE, psychology, use of maths and statistics.
- Applicants taking a Science A-level (in England) will be required to achieve a pass in the practical element in addition to the standard A-level grade requirement.
r level) including 6 in higher level Biology or Chemistry and another science or science-related subject at higher level.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Faculty of Biological Sciences Undergraduate School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Faculty of Biological Sciences Undergraduate School: Biomedical Sciences

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Biosciences Benchmark

Programme specification:

The programme will:

- provide an environment in which students are guided to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes which will equip them to play a leading role in pharmacology or related sciences;
- engender a range of intellectual and personal transferable skills which will be of value in a variety of careers;
- prepare students for further-study either in the workplace or in higher education;
- provide a broad coverage of the principal areas of the subject, as defined by the British Pharmacological Society, and channel the benefits of the School's research expertise into provision of advanced instruction in specialised areas of current scientific prominence;
- require students to undertake projects either in small teams or individually in years two and three;
- provide opportunities for students to undertake an industrial placement and study abroad;
- develop new areas of teaching in response to students' needs and to the advancement of scholarship;
- manage student progress effectively and provide support and guidance where appropriate; and
- encourage staff-student rapport in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 120 credits

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

BMSC1103Basic Laboratory and Scientific Skills20 creditsSemester 1
BMSC1210Biology of the Mind10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC1212Introduction to Pharmacology10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC1213Basic Laboratory and Scientific Skills 220 creditsSemester 2
BMSC1214Human Endocrinology10 creditsSemester 2
FOBS1125Introduction to Physiology20 creditsSemester 1
FOBS1135The Basis of Life20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates may study 10 credits from the following optional modules:

BIOL1223Career and Professional Development for Life Scientists10 creditsSemester 2
BIOL1225How can Biological Sciences change the world10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC1215Life in the Extreme: Ultra Human Physiology10 creditsSemester 2
MICR1202The Microbial World10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study 10 credits of discovery modules.


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 120 credits

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

BMSC2117Cardio-respiratory Physiology and Pharmacology20 creditsSemester 1
BMSC2119Experimental Skills10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC2120Scientific Skills10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC2124Neurotransmitters and Disease10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC2125Molecular Pharmacology10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC2210Chemotherapy10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2223Neuropharmacology10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2226Experimental Skills in Pharmacology10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2230Topics in Pharmacology10 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Students will normally be required to take a minimum of 10 credits from the following:

BMSC2214Introduction to Toxicology10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2225Physiology of Absorption and Excretion10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2235Molecular Neuroscience10 creditsSemester 2

If 10 credits are still required, students may take a Discovery module OR one of the following:

BIOL2223Employment, Career planning and Professional Development for Life Scientists10 creditsSemester 2
FOBS2240Skills in Communicating Research beyond the University10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 10 credits of discovery modules as agreed by the Programme Leader.


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 120 credits

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

BMSC3140Advanced Scientific Skills20 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3233Advanced Topics in Pharmacology II20 creditsSemester 2
BMSC3301Research Project in Biomedical Sciences40 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits from one of the following optional modules:

BMSC3126Integrative Biomedical Sciences20 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3143Advanced Topics in Pharmacology I20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits following modules:

BMSC3101Inherited Disorders10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3138Cellular Cardiology10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3139Systems Neurophysiology10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3149Drug Development: Pre-Clinical to Practice10 creditsSemester 1

Last updated: 25/04/2019

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