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CODE CPH5306

 
TITLE Pharmacology Seminars 2

 
LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 3

 
DEPARTMENT Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

 
DESCRIPTION This study-unit will provide a moderated forum for discussion on developments in pharmacology. Through this unit students will achieve scientific thinking and presentation skills, and have the opportunity to develop a logical and deductive approach to problem solving in scientific research. This will be done through participation at moderated research seminars, journal clubs (group discussions of selected published papers) and attendance at conferences

Study-unit aims:

This study-unit will provide a moderated forum for discussion on developments in various aspects of pharmacology. Through this unit students will achieve scientific thinking and presentation skills, and have the opportunity to develop a logical and deductive approach to problem solving in scientific research.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding
By the end of this study-unit, the student will be able to:
- understand various aspects of developments in pharmacology.
- develop scientific thinking and presentation skills
- obtain a logical and deductive approach to problem solving in scientific research
- assess and criticize scientific articles in pharmacology

2. Skills
By the end of this study-unit, the student will be able to:
- Apply knowledge of the pharmacology of drugs to understanding new developments in pharmacological research and clinical scenarios
- Apply scientific pharmacological principles in novel drug research
- Explain concepts in scientific published artucles which refer to differing drug therapies

Main texts:

- Scientific abstracts and papers related to the seminars in question, provided to the students from time to time

Students are expected to search through literature databases on their own initiative, in order to identify relevant published material and use this as supplementary reading.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Seminar

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Presentation Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S Duncan Ayers
Byron Baron
Maria A. Cordina (Co-ord.)
Robert Joseph Formosa
Godfrey Grech
Christian Saliba

 
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It should be noted that all the information in the study-unit description above applies to the academic year 2017/8, if study-unit is available during this academic year, and may be subject to change in subsequent years.
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