PED3013 : Research in Pharmacological Sciences
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Sasha Gartside
- Lecturer: Dr Lindsey Ferrie, Professor Jeff Errington, Dr Simon Wilkinson, Prof. Timothy Edward Cawston
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
Specific module aims
• To provide an introduction to the conduct of research in pharmacological sciences.
• To introduce students to the issues of how scientific research is funded and how research careers are structured in an academic environment.
• To allow students an insight into the process of publication including peer review and publication metrics.
• To allow students to develop skills in extracting relevant information and critically reviewing scientific literature
• To allow students to develop skills in dissemination of research findings using poster, report and oral media
This module will provide an introduction to communication in scientific research and will provide students with skills for finding, reading and appraising published literature and communicating scientific research to others. The module will use papers, editorial and posters from the recent pharmacology literature.
Outline Of Syllabus
Introduction to the module, and discussion of themes
A career in biomedical sciences research
The significance and mechanism of publishing research papers.
Getting to grips with databases
Reading the literature and extracting information (1)
Reading the literature and extracting information (quickly)(2)
Presenting data as a poster
‘Research Highlights’ commentary
Two assessments- a poster presentation, and a ‘research highlights’ commentary- will be used to assess knowledge and skills.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||2:00||2:00||Tutorial|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||4||3:00||12:00||Tutorials|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||2:00||2:00||Seminar|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||3||1:00||3:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||81:00||81:00||Private study|
Jointly Taught With
|PSC3010||Research in Physiological Sciences|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures will introduce the topic and convey some core knowledge. The seminars will provide opportunity for discussion. Small group tutorials will be the main teaching/learning method. In tutorials students will be able to discuss with tutorial leader and amongst themselves, sharing ideas, skills and knowledge and gaining experience of presenting data and arguments in an informal setting.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Research paper||1||M||50||Research highlights commentary|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The individual and group study topic assesses a range of knowledge and skills including teaching, data interpretation, computer-based presentational skills, oral and written communication skills, promote deeper learning, and scientific discrimination of the literature, and encourage group discussion and constructive criticism of scientific work.