ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY - SELECTED TOPICS IN DRUG ACTION - 2022/3
Module code: BMS3055
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The purpose of the module is to build on the second year module in pharmacology and provide more depth in selected areas
School of Biosciences and Medicine
TRINDER Sarah Louise (Biosc & Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: B210
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
BMS2047 Pharmacology: Introduction to Drug Action
Indicative content includes:
- Purines as neurotransmitters and mediators
- NO as a neurotransmitter and mediator
- Lipid-derived mediators
- Mediators and inflammation
- Biologics as therapeutics
- Phase 1 & 2 Drug metabolism
- Factors affecting drug metabolism
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||COURSEWORK (3 ESSAYS X 1000 WORDS)||100|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
Understanding of the topic, and ability to find, evaluate and use additional material to answer the coursework questions.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Three coursework essays, 1000 words, with four different deadlines (provisionally on system weeks 8, 7, 13 and 19 week of semester)
Formative assessment and feedback
The students will get feedback on each essay before they submit the next. General feedback on each question is provided via SurreyLearn so that all students can benefit from it.
- To provide a selective understanding of neurotransmitters and mediators in the periphery and the CNS
- To provide an understanding of the enzymology, molecular biology, regulation and chemistry of drug metabolism
- To provide a theoretical understanding of the kinetic disposition of drugs
- To focus on systems of current interest as active research areas and areas of potential drug development
|1||How neurotransmitters and mediators are involved in physiological functions|
|2||How neurotransmitters and mediators are altered in disease and can be targets for drugs|
|3||How metabolism influences drug action|
|4||How the basic concepts of chemistry, biochemistry and physiology integrate in drug metabolism|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 122
Lecture Hours: 25
Tutorial Hours: 3
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Provide the basic information required to understand the mechanism of action of drugs and how they are handled by the body, and encourage the students to read more widely.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- 2-3 lectures/week
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Microbiology BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Biomedical Science BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Biological Sciences BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Biomedical Science MSci (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Biochemistry BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Biochemistry MSci (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2022/3 academic year.