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On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Describe the animal, cell and molecular biology experimental techniques that underpin pharmacological research and personalised medicine.
2. Review the different types of biologic (protein-based) drugs and their uses.
3. Discuss the principles underpinning (stem) cell-based therapies and tissue engineering.
4. Review the range of approaches to gene therapy.
This module forms part of the core curriculum for the B.Sc. degree in Pharmacology. This module presents modern experimental and therapeutic strategies in cellular and molecular pharmacology. Areas covered include:
(a) Fundamentals of cellular function, gene transcription and protein translation,
(b) Transcriptomics, proteomics and personalised medicine,
(c) Key features of biologic (protein-based) drugs,
(d) Stem cell-based regenerative therapies, and
(e) Gene Therapy.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Practical Examination: Written report and Practical-related MCQ to be taken following each practical session||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: 2 hour written examination||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Students will receive individual feedback on each of the practical reports submitted as continuous assessment.
|Assoc Professor John Crean||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Breandán Kennedy||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Ms Sarah McLoughlin||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor David O'Connell||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Ms Roisin O'Connor||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Emmanuel Reynaud||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 32||Mon 16:00 - 16:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32||Wed 14:00 - 14:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 22||Wed 14:00 - 14:50|
|Practical||Offering 1||Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31||Mon 10:00 - 12:50|
|Practical||Offering 2||Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31||Thurs 10:00 - 12:50|