Module title: Pharmacology (International/Singapore)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: NUR09700
Module leader: David Tait
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Centre for Health and Wellbeing

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

2018/9, Trimester 3, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SINGAPORE
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: David Tait
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs:
This module will be delivered using a blended learning approach via Moodle, face-to- face teaching and face-to-face tutorials (LOs 1 to 4). The Moodle units will be offered in sequential order to guide you through the module content in a paced manner (LOs 1 to 4). Asynchronous discussions on line with peers and the lecturer can support your learning and end of unit activities will be provided to promote active learning (LOs 1 to 4). The use of Moodle in this module gives greater flexibility so you can choose to learn at a time which suits you. Face-to-face tutorials offer the opportunity for you to get together with fellow students in small groups to learn through interactive teaching sessions which aim to build on the content of Moodle (LOs 1 to 4).

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Students will enhance their confidence and safe clinical practice in relation to medicinal therapy.

Research / teaching linkages:
All lecturers participating within this module have a degree of expertise in the subject area and regularly undertake scholarly activity within their specialism to maintain their expertise. This gives a high degree of credibility of input for the students.
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Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment will include MCQs made available on Moodle. In addition, sample short answer exam questions will also be posted on Moodle and feedback provided on written submissions.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will comprise of two components. The first will be 30 online multiple choice questions in week 9/10 and will sample students' knowledge across a wide range of the module content. This will be awarded 30% of the final mark. The final examination (component 2) will consist of short essay style questions and account for 70% of the module mark. This component will allow students to demonstrate a deeper understanding in a more limited range of topics.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 14
Face To Face Guided independent study 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 86
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Online Guided independent study 88
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 30 1-4 9 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

You will further develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles of pharmacology and be able to apply them to groups of drugs used within your clinical practice. Using a biological, systems-based approach, the module will address the groups of drugs which affect selected systems and other areas such as antibiotics and the effects of pharmacological interventions across the lifespan.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Apply knowledge of the principles of pharmacokinetics to related anatomy and physiology.
LO2: Apply knowledge of the principles of pharmacodynamics to related anatomy and physiology.
LO3: Examine the relationship between the mode of action, indications and contraindications of groups of drugs.
LO4: Analyse principles of pharmacology in relation to lifespan.

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