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Biopharmaceuticals: Development (Module)

Module description

This is a specialist module concerned with the basic concepts of toxicology, which examines the biochemical mechanisms of toxicity and the significance of molecular biology in relation to toxicology and modern drug development.

On completion of the module the student should have:
  • An understanding of the basic principles of toxicology and their relationship to drug safety evaluation
  • An appreciation of the significance of drug metabolism in relation to mechanisms of toxicity
  • The ability to interpret toxicological data
  • Gained problem-solving skills in toxicology, and be able to apply these in the assessment of actual and potential drug toxicity
  • An understanding of the ways in which molecular biology has, and will, impact on drug discovery, development and use
  • An appreciation of the fundamental techniques of molecular biology and bioinformatics, and their application
  • An appreciation of the significance of inherited effects in determining inter-individual differences in response to drugs
Assessment of the module is based upon performance in a written examination (70 per cent) and coursework (30 per cent).

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Key information

Module code 7BBPM013

Credit level 7


Credit value


Study abroad module No