PED2001 : Drug Disposition and Pharmacokinetics

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


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.

Original Summary:
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

See above.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:001:00Timed Essay
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture41:004:00Seminars
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture221:0022:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical16:006:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical54:0020:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1147:00147:00Private study
Teaching Rationale And Relationship


Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A70N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M10Timed Essay
Practical/lab report2M20N/A
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.

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