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BSc Pharmacology in Relation to Medicine

Year 1

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Science)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

- understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in pharmacology;
- deploy accurately some of the standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within pharmacology;
- demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument;
- describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship;
- appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in pharmacology;
- make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources, and
- apply their knowledge and understanding in order to initiate and carry out an extended piece of work or project.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary consistent with employment as a medical practitioner;
- the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;
- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations, and
- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of pharmacology;
- work that draws on a wide variety of material;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;
- evidence of an ability to conduct independent enquiry within pharmacology, and
- work that is typically both evaluative and creative.


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