The module is an independent study module that will focus on current research specialisms with a focus research specialisms and at a molecular level and how they will underpin the development of new therapuutic interventions.
This module introduces you to the business and marketing aspects of the pharmaceutical industry. Intelligent business management is critical in long term, high budget projects such as those involved in developing and testing new drugs and pharmaceutical devices. This module gives you an insight into this world and will make you familiar with how pharmaceutical companies operate. It will also incorporate aspects of marketing and regulatory affairs, which is equally important in order to get a new product into the marketplace where it can benefit patients.
This module will focus on current developments in molecular medicine and their potential therapeutic applications.The module will consist of keynote lectures and guided independent study. Specific devlopmental areas may include; proteomics and interactomics, gene-based therapies (oligonucleotides, peptide nucleic acids, siRNA), stem cell therapies, immunotherapies, cell-based therapies, developments in antibiotic resistance and site-specific drug delivery (enzyme- and microenvironment-sctivsted drugs and phage display technologies).
This module will enable you to undertake an independent research investigation in a specifice area of pharmaceutical sciences. You will be required to plan, prepare and undertake a piece of original research and relate your findings to the current literature. You will be expected to present your findings in the form of a written report.
The purpose of this module is to introduce you to the necessary skills required for advanced research study and practice. Where appropriate, such skills may include statistics, data presentation, information retrieval and report writing, project planning and the choice and selection of methods appropriate to an individual research project. This module is designed to enable you to develop a portfolio of expertise in a self-study mode supported by appropriate workshops and keynote lectures where necessary.
This module is an independent study module that enables you to select a topic of interest in Pharmaceutical Science from a range of titles provided by members of academic staff. You will have the opportunity to review the current literature and collect journal articles in you chosen topic area. By critically evaluating the collected literature you will be able to intially plan, then prepare and construct and extended essay that focuses on recent developments in your chosen area.
This module enables you to select a pharmacologically related topic area that is of interest to you from titles provided by members of staff. You will then have the opportunity to review current literature and collect journal articles in your chosen area. By evaluating your collected literature you will be able to initially plan, then prepare and construct an extended essay that focus on recent developments.
This module provides the an opportunity for you to evaluate the molecular details of drug action. Molecular pharmacology is a rapidly developing field. Much of this module will focus on receptors, cellular signalling and defects in disease states.
This module examines the strategies and techniques that are available and necessary for the development of new drugs. The emphasis will be on understanding drug targets, choosing suitable drug candidates, prediction of properties using QSAR and an awareness of Absoption, Distribution, Metabolism and Elimination issues that need to be addressed. Aspects of in vitro and in vivo testing will also be covered, as will the success rates of drug discovery efforts.