Core Module Information
Module title: Current Research in Pharmaceutical Science

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BMS11111
Module leader: Stefan Erhardt
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Life Sciences

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Current topics in pharmaceutical and drug development research, current hot topics in pharmaceutical research, phases of clinical drug testing, regulation of medicines, formulation and manufacturing processes. Introductory ethics and the history of “ethical” regulation and legal implications of being “unethical”. Exploration of specific topics, e.g. drug testing, when testing goes wrong, the use of animal models in drug development and testing.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Perform research related literature searching and evaluate the relevance of pharmaceutical research publications.

LO2: Assess and critically discuss pharmaceutical research literature.

LO3: Critically synthesise an area of pharmaceutical research and communicate orally.

LO4: Discuss and critically comment on current research topics and be able to evaluate these in the wider context of pharmaceutical research.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, In Person,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Stefan Erhardt
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Seminar 22
Online Guided independent study 178
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 25 1~2 8 , WORDS= 1500 words
Oral Presentation 25 3 14 HOURS= 5 minutes
Oral Assessment 50 4 Exam Period HOURS= 10 minutes
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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