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This subject is appropriate for all students interested in biomedical research. Students will learn how to design and perform experiments to investigate biological systems. Students will gain experience in a wide range of molecular and cellular approaches and in analytical techniques used in drug discovery.
Intended learning outcomes
- Students will be exposed to the experimental basis of scientific enquiry and will develop practical skills relevant to contemporary biomedical research.
- Emphasis will be placed on the role of quantitative pharmacological analysis in the characterisation of biological systems, and on the design and implementation of experiments.
By the end of this subject students should have developed skills in:
• data analysis and interpretation;
• critical thinking and problem solving;
• scientific communication;
• small group work.
and should have gained an` appreciation of:
• ethical considerations in biomedical research;
• hypothesis formulation and testing.
Last updated: 22 July 2021