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Module code:PHAR2005 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Introductory Pharmacology
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):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 timetable: 
Module assessment:In-course assessment one (60 minutes) 5.00%
In-course assessment two (60 minutes) 5.00%
Unseen two-hour written examination 90.00% 
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)  
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Last updated:2014-07-18 11:39:54 by ucbhhks