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
Prerequisites

N/a

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:

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
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Stefan Erhardt
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Each topic will be introduced via a short introduction by the lecturer followed by students’ discussion and workshop type activities, tasks and exercises. Interactive classroom activities will encourage students’ engagement with the study topic. During the teaching session the lecturer will comment the class’s discussion which will allow students to receive direct feedback.
Support sessions for essay writing and presentations will be provided as part of the module.


Formative Assessment:
Students will be able to submit a draft version of their essay to receive formative feedback.
Students will also have the opportunity for a test presentation one week prior to the summative assessment.



Summative Assessment:
An essay of 2500 words due in week 10 (50%) will assess the LO1, 2 and 3.
A oral presentation (10 + 5 min discussion) in week 13 (50%) will assess LO4 and 5.



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


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1,2 & 3 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Oral Presentation 50 4 & 5 13 HOURS= 0.25, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100
2022/3, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Stefan Erhardt
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Each topic will be introduced via a short introduction by the lecturer followed class discussion and workshop type activities, e.g. tasks, exercises, and/or group discussions.
Interactive classroom activities will encourage your engagement with the study topic. During the teaching session the lecturer will comment the class’s discussion which will allow you to receive direct feedback.

Formative Assessment:
You will be able to submit a draft version of their essay to receive formative feedback.
You will also have the opportunity for a test presentation prior to the summative assessment.


Summative Assessment:
An essay of 1500 words due in week 8 (25%) will assess the LO1 and 2.
A pre-recorded oral presentation (10 min) in week 14 (25%) will assess LO3.
An in-person oral exam will assess your ability to discuss and critically comment on current research topics in pharmaceutical science (15 min) in week 15 will assess LO4.

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


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 25 1 & 2 10 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1500
Oral Presentation 25 3 14/15 HOURS= 00.10, WORDS= 0
Oral Assessment 50 4 14/15 HOURS= 00.15
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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