School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Research Skills for Pharmacologists

Module code: BMD175

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1
Timetable:

    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Friday 10 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Friday 10 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3: Friday 10 am - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 12: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Friday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3: Friday 9 am - 10 am
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 4, 7: Friday 1 pm - 3 pm

Contact: Dr James Whiteford
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module will cover some basic laboratory skills including experimental design and hands-on experience of a range of laboratory practical (such as quantification of drugs in biological fluids) techniques enabling them to develop skills of working safely and accurately in the laboratory. This module will also provide a basic knowledge of the appropriate statistical ideas and methods to use in the collection, presentation and analysis of pharmacological data, and the use of statistical software. Students will also learn about Informatics (finding the correct information online), bioinformatics (how computers can be used to analyse genomes, genes and gene products), general scientific reading and writing skills (including how to avoid plagiarism), ethics and drug trial design as well as presentation skills in a scientific context.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 16.0% Coursework, 9.0% Practical
Level: 4