PATH40070 Genomics enabled Drug Discover

Academic Year 2021/2022

The aim of this module is to enable students to gain an overview of how population scale genomics initiatives play an important role in modern drug discovery programmes. The student will learn of the role of ancestry and population structure and approaches to drug target discovery. The student will gain knowledge of the pathway of a drug target within the Pharmaceutical industry and some understanding of business models and sustainability of population scale genomics initiatives.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the module students should have

• Understanding of population scale genomics initiatives.
• Understand the role of ancestry and population structure.
• Knowledge of the pathway of a drug target within the Pharmaceutical industry
• Some insight into the evaluation of a potential drug target and how a population genomics approach influence this.
• Understand the importance of Ethics and Data Security.
• Understanding of population scale genomics business models and their sustainability.
• Some knowledge of Drug repurposing and the role of Pharmacogenomics and Companion diagnostics.
• Communicate and debate the field to differing audiences with different levels of domain expertise.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

13

Tutorial

10

Specified Learning Activities

40

Autonomous Student Learning

50

Total

113

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The key teaching and learning approaches used in the module will be lectures, tutorials, active/task-based learning and presentations/ debates.
 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: In Course assignments Unspecified n/a Graded Yes

50

Multiple Choice Questionnaire: A series of 5 stem multiple choice questions End of trimester MCQ n/a Graded Yes

50


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Following in course assessment group feedback will be given.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 

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