MPharm Pharmacy

Year of entry: 2022

Course unit details:
Advanced Pharmaceutical Sciences

Unit code PHAR40101
Credit rating 30
Unit level Level 4
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by Pharmacy
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

Each Year 4 student will select two optional subunits, out of the seven subunits described below. They will receive an on campus introductory session to each selected subunit in week 1 in which they will be provided with an overview of content and subunit organisation.

For all subunits except Industrial Pharmaceutics, students will receive online material supplemented with on campus live sessions (weeks 2, 4, 7 and 8). For Industrial Pharmaceutics, live sessions will be online. Content to be covered ahead of on campus/live sessions will be indicated within information supplied on BlackBoard/via subunit-specific introductory sessions.

Students will be able to “try out” options and make absolute final selections by the end of week 2, pending class size restrictions.

Please note due to timetabling constraints, it is not possible to select TREATMENT AND PATHOGENESIS OF MICROBIAL DISEASES and VIRUSES: Avoidance, Management and Treatment.

“Live” sessions will be delivered on campus, except for Industrial Pharmaceutics via Blackboard collaborate or Zoom. Details will be shared ahead of sessions. All “live” sessions will be recorded and made accessible to all students.

Online material will generally be short and equate in total to approximately 16h of face-to-face teaching time.

A formative assessment will be set for each subunit in week 4. The deadline for completion of the formative assessment will be set independently for each subunit.

 

Pre/co-requisites

Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
The Medicine (Year 3) - Drug Development Process 2 PHAR30100 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
The Patient (Year 3): Pathology, Pharmacology &Therapeutics 2 PHAR30300 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
The Medicine (Year 1) PHAR10100 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
The Patient (Year 1): Introduction to Human Biology PHAR10300 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
The Medicine (Year 2) PHAR20100 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
The Patient (Year 2): Pathology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics 1 PHAR20300 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
The Public (Year 2): Infectious Disease & Prophylaxis/Treatment in Public Health PHAR20400 Pre-Requisite Compulsory

Aims

  1. To provide cutting-edge knowledge of advanced pharmaceutical science and methodologies through a range of optional units.
  2. To facilitate understanding of how the science of pharmacy is applied in the design, development and clinical applications of medicines and diagnostic devices in different disease areas.
  3. To provide students with the ability to relate specialist knowledge and skills gained in basic science disciplines to a range of challenging clinical problems in their future professional practice.
  4. To promote development of critical analysis skills to allow students to review and evaluate research findings in specific areas of pharmaceutical sciences.
  5. To promote self-learning and encourage students to integrate pharmaceutical science knowledge with pharmacy practice knowledge regarding specific drugs.
  6. To provide a scientific and clinical background for those 4th Year students who selected science-based research projects.
  7. To contribute to the education and training of other members of the team via podcast, oral and poster presentations.
  8. To develop written and oral communication skills via poster, podcast and oral presentations.

 

Learning outcomes

  1. Be aware of advanced approaches in pharmaceutical sciences in 2 out of 7 optional units broadly related to therapeutic areas.
  2. Understand how the science of pharmacy is used in the design, development and clinical applications of effective medicines and diagnostics in different disease areas.
  3. Be able to relate specialist knowledge and skills gained in basic science disciplines to a range of challenging clinical problems in future professional practice.
  4. Demonstrate critical analysis skills and be able to evaluate research findings in specific areas of pharmaceutical sciences.
  5. Integrate pharmaceutical science knowledge with pharmacy practice knowledge regarding specific drugs.
  6. Contribute to the education and training of other members of the team/cohort via generation and presentation of posters and podcasts.
  7. Demonstrate written and oral communication skills via poster/podcast/oral presentations.

 

 

Assessment methods

Assessment

  1. Exam (January), which includes components from the two chosen subunits: 10 credits each subunit; 20 credits overall exam. Details to be confirmed pending guidance.
  2. Group poster, poster presentation (week 11) and podcast: 10 credits.
  3. Students must achieve 40% on average across all 3 components to progress.

Assessment summary

Assessment

Weighting

Equivalent Credits

Exam

66.7%

20

Group coursework: poster, poster presentation and podcast

33.3%

10

 

 

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 0

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Kaye Williams Unit coordinator
Richard Bryce Unit coordinator

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