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CHEM8005 - Pharmacology

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Title:Pharmacology
Long Title:Pharmacology
Module Code:CHEM8005
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2021/22 ( September 2021 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Brigid Lucey
Module Author: LESLIE COTTER
Module Description: This module is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of pharmacology. The module is aimed at familiarisng students with how drugs act, where they act, how they reach the site of action, how drug actions are terminated, and how such knowledge can be applied to achieve drug selectivity.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Discuss how the chemistry and structure of drugs and chemicals determine their biological properties.
LO2 Discuss the biochemical principles underlying the role of second messengers in determing the function and fate of an agonist or antagonist.
LO3 Evaluate experimental data in a critical manner.
LO4 Perform safely pharmacological experimental techniques, recording and analysing data generated using appropriate techniques.
LO5 Apply a critical analytical approach to scientific enquiry.
LO6 Use computer-aided learning and database resources, and utilise the internet to access information.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

None
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
None
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

None
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Lectures
Drug nomenclature, drug receptors and intracellular messengers, synaptic pharmacology, ion channels, pharmacokinetics, drug interactions, adrenergic and cholinergic pharmacology, dose response relationships, drug antagonism and synergism.
Practical Skills
Calculate concentrations, molarities and volumes required in making solutions and standards. Generate pharmacological data and analyse and interpret results. Estimation of precision and accuracy of experimental results.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Laboratory reports and data analysis 4,5,6 30.0 Every Second Week
Written Report Data analysis exercise 3 25.0 Week 7
Short Answer Questions Theory Assessment 1,2 45.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical laboratory instruction 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study of lecture notes, report preparation and data handling exercises 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class based instruction 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical laboratory instruction 2.0 Every Second Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study of lecture notes, report preparation and data handling exercises 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • H. P. Rang et al. 2015, Rang & Dale's Pharmacology, 8th Ed., Churchill Livingstone Edinburgh [ISBN: 9780702053627]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Bertram Katzung 2018, Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 14th Ed., McGraw-Hill [ISBN: 978125964112]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SBISC_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biomedical Science 5 Mandatory
CR_SHERB_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Herbal Science 5 Mandatory

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