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CH4612   Blockbuster Pharmaceuticals

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The module will discuss case studies from the most successful pharmaceutical products. How the compounds came to be discovered, what diseases they are targeting, how they work and how they are made and delivered to the market. Compounds that will feature are aspirin, penicillin, AZT, 5-flourouracil, Zantac, viagra, ?-blockers, prozac etc.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass CH2501 and pass at least 1 module from {CH2601, CH2603, CH2701}

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 - 3 lectures per week over 9 - 10 weeks (within Weeks 1-11) and 2 - 3 tutorials in total, plus a half day site visit.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 80

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: Oral Re-assessment = 100%


Module teaching staff: Prof D O'Hagan and visiting industrial lecturers