This new BSc (Hons) Pharmacology and Physiology program (launching September 2014) will be taught as a classic full-time three-year program or a four-year program incorporating an industrial placement 'sandwich year'.
This program will offer:
- A comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles of the scientific discipline of pharmacology and how these fundamental principles can be applied to the understanding of drug actions in the various physiological systems of the body.
- A comprehensive understanding of how the scientific discipline of pharmacology is integral to the drug discovery and development process.
- A detailed understanding of the variety of technical approaches and research strategies which underpin pharmacology and drug discovery.
- A progression route to MSc or Ph.D. study, or employment in the bioscience/pharmaceutical industry.
- Teaching by research-active experts in pharmacology, physiology and related scientific disciplines.
- A substantial research project in an academic or industrial laboratory.
The program will be taught as a 3-year full-time program, or a 4-year full-time program combined with an industry sandwich year placement. This program will involve a combination of (i) formal lecture-based learning, (ii) laboratory practicals to complement material taught in lectures and to emphasize key principles with practical demonstrations, and (iii) seminar-based question and answer sessions to facilitate an in-depth understanding of key concepts. In addition to time-tabled direct contact learning sessions, there will also be a variety of self-learning components including managed student-centered learning (MSCL) exercises and the availability of computer-aided learning (CAL) software to further solidify student understanding. Throughout the program, there will be a strong emphasis on both laboratory research, and employability.
Formal summative assessment assessed against the learning outcomes via written examination, coursework assignments, written assignments, problem-solving, presentations, laboratory participation and performance and a final year research project report.