Information for module PHAR2005
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|Module code:||PHAR2005(Add to my personalised list)|
|Division:||Division of Biosciences|
|Module organiser:||Dr T S Sihra|
|Organiser's location:||Dept of Pharmacology|
|Available for students in Year(s):||2,|
|Module prerequisites:||This lecture course is aimed at Life Sciences students (eg Neuroscience, Human Sciences) whose main field of study is not pharmacology. It will be assumed that students have a satisfactory background in physiology and biochemistry (eg Physiology B3 or B3a, Biol B100)and at least A level chemistry.|
|Module outline:||To provide students with a knowledge of the actions and uses of a range of important drugs with an emphasis on the mechanisms of action.|
|Module aims:||1. To provide non-pharmacology students with a substantive knowledge of the actions and uses of a range of important drugs. 2. To emphasise the mechanism of action of drugs at the molecular, cellular and tissue level.|
|Module objectives:||On completion of the course, students will be able to give knowledgeable accounts of the following topics. 1. Receptor/transduction mechanisms. 2. Drug action in the peripheral nervous system (pns) and on tissues innvervated by the pns. 3. Drug action in the cardiovascular, renal & respiratory systems. 4. Drug action in inflammation; the control of fertility. 5. Drug action on neurotransmission mechanisms with particular consideration of drug use in schizophrenia, Parkingson\"s disease, epilepsy, anxiety, depression, general anaesthesia and analgesia. Drug abuse.|
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|Module assessment:||Unseen two-hour written examination 80.00%.|
Essay 1 (1,200 words) 10.00%.
Essay 2 (1,200 words) 10.00%.
|Notes:||Recommended textbooks: Pharmacology, 5th ed., 2003, Rang, Dale, Ritter & Moore Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 9th ed. 2004 Katzung Pharmacology condensed, 2004, Dale & Haylett (Revision aid)|
|Taking this module as an option?:|
|Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)||http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lifesciences-faculty/degree-programmes/pharmacology/PHAR2002_2005/PHAR2005|
|Last updated:||2012-07-16 14:36:43 by|