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Module code:PHARG003 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Molecular Pharmacology
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Prof Alasdair Gibb
Organiser's location:Medical Sciences Building Room G41
Available for students in Year(s):1
Module prerequisites:Discuss with module organiser: suitable background needed in Biochemistry, Physiology or Pharmacology. 
Module outline:The course deals with the quantitative principles that underlie the study of the action of drugs at receptors beginning with the physical chemical principles which underlie drug-receptor interactions. The molecular nature of receptors is considered in detail and a critcal and quantitative approach to the analysis and interpretation of pharmacological data is developed. This course provides core information for B.Sc. Pharmacology and M.Sci. Medical Chemistry students and supplements existing course unit options for final year students in related degree programmes in the Faculty of Life Sciences. 
Module aims:The course aims to teach students about the structure and function of neurotransmitter and hormone receptors and about quantitative aspects of the action of drugs at receptors. Module objectives: 
Module objectives:On completion of the course, students should have a detailed knowledge of the following topics 1)Use of the Law of Mass Action to quantify the interaction of drugs and receptors 2)The action of agonists and antagonists and the concept of efficacy 3)Ion channel receptors and their regulation and block 4)Receptor structure 5)Radioligand binding  
Key skills provided by module:Analytical and quantitative data analysis and interpretation.  
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:One three-hour written examination 75.00%
Two practicals 25.00% 
Notes:Course material, Lecture Notes and Problem Sheets can be downloaded from Moodle.  
Taking this module as an option?: 
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Last updated:2014-02-19 14:13:04 by uckldag