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2020/21 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 (Science subjects: biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematics, PE and physics OR Science-related subjects: geography, psychology, use of maths and statistics). Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded. 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.
- IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any component or equivalent English language qualification.

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:

BMSC1210Biology of the Mind10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC1212Introduction to Pharmacology
Pre-requisite for: BMSC2125
10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC1214Human Endocrinology10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC1301Introductory Academic, Experimental and Professional Skills40 creditsSemesters 1 & 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 creditsNot running in 202021
BIOL1225How can Biological Sciences change the world10 creditsNot running in 202021
BMSC1215Life in the Extreme: Ultra Human Physiology10 creditsSemester 2
MICR1202The Microbial World10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may take up to 10 credits of discovery modules in Semester 2 as agreed by the Programme Leader.


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
BMSC2124Neurotransmitters and Disease10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC2125Molecular Pharmacology10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC2210Chemotherapy10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2223Neuropharmacology10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2310Intermediate Skills for Professional and Academic Development
Co-requisite for: BMSC2341
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
BMSC2341Experimental Skills in Pharmacology
Co-requisite for: BMSC2310
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Students will normally be required to take up to 20 credits of modules from the following:

BIOL2210Biological Membranes and Cell Signalling10 creditsSemester 2
BIOL2223Employment, Career planning and Professional Development for Life Scientists10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY2201Introduction to Bioinformatics10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2225Physiology of Absorption and Excretion10 creditsSemester 2
BMSC2235Molecular Neuroscience10 creditsSemester 2
FOBS2240Skills in Communicating Research beyond the University10 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may take up to 10 credits of discovery modules in Semester 2 (*includes Level 1 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:

BMSC3148Drug Discovery and Development10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3393Advanced Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
BMSC3394Capstone Research Project40 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

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

BMSC3126Integrative Biomedical Sciences20 creditsSemester 2
BMSC3233Advanced Topics in Pharmacology II20 creditsSemester 2

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits following modules:

BMSC3101Inherited Disorders10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3138Cellular Cardiology10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3139Systems Neurophysiology10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3143Advanced Topics in Pharmacology I20 creditsSemester 1

Last updated: 25/08/2020 10:07:58

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