PHAR30020 Endocrine, Renal and Reproductive Pharmacology

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module forms part of the core curriculum in the discipline of Pharmacology in the Third Science Year for the B.Sc Degree in the School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science. It focuses on current understanding of mechanisms of inflammation, hormonal control of the reproduction system, hormone dependent cancers and their treatment, growth factor dependent cell migration and metsatasis, renal function and disease, the endocrinology of renal disease and pharmacological approaches to management.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

1. Describe the biological mechanisms underlying renal function and pharmacolocgical manipulation of filtrative capacity. 2. Demonstrate an understanding of the hormonal control of the hypothalamic/pituitary/ovarian axis and its pharmacological manipulation.3. Describe the regulation of production of male and female sex hormones; their mechanism of action and effects on target tissues and their role in disease.4. Explain the endocrine basis of renal disease and describe current therapeutic strategies for the management of diabetic nephropathy, tubulointerstitial fibrosis and end stage renal disease.5. Aquire appropriate practical skills in the area of endocrine pharmacology.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

24

Tutorial

0

Practical

15

Specified Learning Activities

10

Autonomous Student Learning

61

Total

110

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures
Laboratory base practical sessions
Problem based learning
Peer and Group work 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
PHAR30070 - Endocrine Diseases


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Practical Examination: Continuous assessment of practical skills and knowledge (reports and assessments) Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No

30

Examination: End of Module Written Exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No

70


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Professor Orina Belton Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Hilary Cassidy Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr David Hughes Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Tara McMorrow Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Kathy O'Boyle Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Craig Slattery Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Thomas Dodd Tutor
Ms Krutika Singh Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Mon 14:00 - 14:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Wed 16:00 - 16:50
Practical Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 24 Wed 10:00 - 12:50
Practical Offering 1 Week(s) - 30, 32 Wed 10:00 - 12:50
Practical Offering 2 Week(s) - 20 Fri 10:00 - 12:50
Practical Offering 2 Week(s) - 24 Fri 10:00 - 12:50
Practical Offering 2 Week(s) - 30, 32 Fri 10:00 - 12:50
Practical Offering 3 Week(s) - 22, 28 Wed 10:00 - 12:50
Practical Offering 3 Week(s) - 30, 32 Wed 10:00 - 12:50
Practical Offering 4 Week(s) - 22 Fri 10:00 - 12:50
Practical Offering 4 Week(s) - 28 Fri 10:00 - 12:50
Practical Offering 4 Week(s) - 30, 32 Fri 10:00 - 12:50
Spring