PED2001 : Drug Disposition and Pharmacokinetics
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr SarahJayne Boulton
- Other Staff: Dr Simon Wilkinson, Dr Gareth Veal, Professor Matthew Wright, Professor Farhad Kamali, Professor Ann Daly
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
The aims of the course are to enable you to:
(i) To understand how drugs are handled by the body, the factors that may influence this process and how drug metabolism is studied experimentally.
(ii) Develop practical, critical and written and spoken communication skills.
This module is designed to extend the principles of drug disposition and pharmacokinetics introduced in the Stage 1 Pharmacology module (PED102) and to introduce you to some modern techniques commonly used in drug metabolism studies. Lectures will address how drugs are handled by the body, the factors that may influence this process and how drug metabolism is studied experimentally. You will gain a detailed knowledge and understanding of the role of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, pharmacokinetics and the enzymes of drug metabolism. You will come to appreciate modern experimental methods used in drug metabolism studies by attending practical classes that complement the lectures on drug metabolism.
This module comprises of lectures and seminars and practicals.
Assessment is based on in-course work (30%) and written examination (70%).
Outline Of Syllabus
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:00||1:00||Timed Essay|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||4||1:00||4:00||Seminars|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||22||1:00||22:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||1||6:00||6:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||5||4:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||147:00||147:00||Private study|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination questions will be used to assess knowledge, independent learning and understanding of the material relevant to this module, the ability to intergrate this material, the ability to communicate clearly in writing and ability for critical thought and problem solving. The timed essay is used to assess knowledge and understanding of material and ability to intergrate across sources. The practical reports ensure an understanding of practical work undertaken and provide practise in numerical calculations.