Module Information

Module Identifier
BR32610
Module Title
Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
Academic Year
2016/2017
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
External Examiners
  • Dr Robert Baxter (Senior Lecturer - University of Durham)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 22 x 1 Hour Lectures
Seminar 1 x 3 Hour Seminar
Practical 1 x 4 Hour Practical
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Laboratory Report  40%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   60%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  60%
Supplementary Assessment Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  40%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Discuss the pharmacology and toxicology of commonly used veterinary drugs.

2. Discuss the principles of veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia.

3. Discuss the techniques and rationale underpinning drug discovery pipelines.

4. Analyse the scientific basis and implications of drug resistance in pathogens.

5. Discuss the relevant legislation of veterinary drug use.

Brief description

This module will provide a succinct overview of veterinary pharmacology and toxicology to third year students of veterinary bioscience. In a veterinary context, the module will discuss the mode of action and pharmacokinetics of active compounds, as well as the scientific basis and environmental implications of their use. The principles of veterinary anesthesia and analgesia will also be discussed. The module will impart knowledge on the techniques and rationale underpinning drug discovery pipelines and the scientific basis and implications of drug resistance in pathogens. Finally the relevant legislation will also be discussed.

Aims

The module aims to give students an understanding of the biochemistry, discovery, practical use and legislation relating to veterinary drugs.

Content

Introduction to veterinary pharmacology and toxicology
The structure of veterinary drugs and their mode of action
The pharmacokinetics of veterinary drugs
The principles of veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia
Techniques and rationale underpinning drug discovery pipelines
Scientific basis and implications of drug resistance in pathogens
Legislation and the use of veterinary drugs
Environmental implications of veterinary drug use

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication Students will develop effective written communication skills in the examination and assignment, where these will be assessed. Feedback on this will be given in the assignment.
Improving own Learning and Performance Outside the formal contact hours, students will be expected to research materials, manage time and meet deadlines for the assignment and exam. Feedback will be given in the assignment.
Information Technology
Personal Development and Career planning Students will gain confidence in their ability to understand the principles of veterinary pharmacology and toxicology though the module, revealing some potential career destinations to students.
Problem solving Not a significant component of this module.
Research skills The assignment and exam will require students to research topics beyond the depth and scope of the lecture material. Information from a variety of sources will be used. Research skills will be assessed in both the examination and assignment. Feedback on this will be given in the assignment.
Subject Specific Skills Subject specific concepts relating to veterinary pharmacology and toxicology will be developed and assessed in the exam and assignment. Feedback will be given in the assignment.
Team work

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6