Teaching of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at UCC

Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Pharmacology (from Greek φ?ρμακον, pharmakon, "poison in classic Greek; drug in modern Greek"; and -λογ?α, "Study of" -logia) is the study of the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function. The field encompasses drug composition and properties, interactions, toxicology, therapy, and medical applications and antipathogenic capabilities. In pharmacology, therapeutics refers to the use of drugs and the method of their administration in the treatment of disease. The discipline is fundamental, in both teaching and research, to programmes across biological and health sciences.

 

Teaching at undergraduate level includes:

  • Pharmacology
  • Toxicology
  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Therapeutics

 

Courses are delivered in various degree programmes of:

The College of Medicine & Health

  • School of Medicine
  • School of Pharmacy
  • Cork University Dental School and Hospital
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery

 

The College of Science, Engineering & Food Science

  • Intercalated BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology
  • BSc Hons Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds
  • BSc Hons Chemistry with Forensic Science
  • BSc Hons Neuroscience
  • BSc Hons Physiology
  • BSc Hons Nutritional Sciences 
  • BSc Hons Biochemistry

 

Pharmacology Modules for Medical Students

Graduate Entry Medical Programme.

The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics makes substantial contributions to the following modules:

First Fear Graduate Entry

 

Second Year Graduate Entry

First and Second Year Graduate entry: Small Group Learning case-based, student-led tutorials) part of the modules Fundamentals of Medicine I-IV

The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics contributes series of 19 lectures in Therapeutics to the fourth year Undergraduate Medical students and third year Graduate Entry Medical students as part of the module CP4004 Fundamentals of Adult Disease.  In addition, the department coordinates and contributes to workshops in Safe Prescribing.

Further Information

See UCC information for undergraduate students webpage:  CK701 (Undergraduate Entry) and CK791 (Graduate Entry) for further information about this course. Please visit School of Medicine website and the Calendar Entry

Undergraduate Medical Students

The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics presents the following modules to:

Second Year Undergraduate Medical Students

Third year undergraduate medical students

 

Pharmacology Modules for Medical and Health Sciences

Pharmacology is one of the core disciplines in the multidisciplinary, research-led Honours degree in BSc Medical and Health Sciences in UCC, which was established in UCC in September 2018

First year

Second year

 

Further Information:

See UCC information for undergraduate students webpage: https://www.ucc.ie/en/ck707/ 

Pharmacology Modules for Pharmacy Students

Pharmacology is one of four core disciplines in the honours degree in Pharmacy (BPharm) which was established in UCC in October 2003. Two academics hold joint appointments between the School of Pharmacy and the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics (School of Medicine).

Undergraduate Pharmacy Students

Students take a series of pharmacology modules throughout the B. Pharm programme:

First year

Second year

Third year

Fourth year

Staff of the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics also participate in supervising Pharmacy students undertaking laboratory-based research projects in their final year.

Postgraduate Pharmacy Training

The Department contributes with the module PT6401 Pharmacology (5 credits) to the MSc Pharmaceutical Technology & Quality Systems, a two-year distance learning MSc programme, developed by the School of Pharmacy UCC, which is targeted at suitably-qualified graduates who are currently working within the pharmaceutical industry.

Further Information

See UCC information for undergraduate students webpage: BPharm Degree

For further information about this course please view the School of Pharmacy Website and the College Calendar for details of the BPharm and MPharm Degree Programmes.

Pharmacology Modules for Dental Students

Undergraduate Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS) Degree students

The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics presents the following modules to:

Second year undergraduate BDS students

PT2201 Principles of Dental Pharmacology (5 credits)

Third year undergraduate BDS students

PT3201 Dental Pharmacology (5 credits)

The Diploma in Dental Hygiene

The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics contributes to the following module in the second year of the Diploma in Dental Hygiene programme

RD2001 Periodontology

Further Information

See UCC information for undergraduate students webpage: CK702 BDS (Hons) - Undergraduate Entry Degree, and the BDS (Hons) Graduate Entry and Diploma in Dental Hygiene.

For further information about these courses please view the Cork University Dental School & Hospital, and the College Calendar

Pharmacology Modules for Nursing & Midwifery Students

The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics contributes to the undergraduate Programmes in School of Nursing and Midwifery with teaching on the module NU2003 Pharmacology & Medication Management for Nurses and Midwives .

Further Information

Please see School of Nursing & Midwifery for further information about undergraduate courses at this School.  The College Calendar has further information on the structure of these courses.

Intercalated BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology

The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics offers an Intercalated BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology to medical students who have passed the Third University Examination in Medicine and who have attained an aggregate mark of at least 60%.

This one year programme include the modules:

 For further information about this course please view the College Calendar .

BSc in Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds

The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics is one of the main contributing Departments to the multidisciplinary degree programme BSc in Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds (30-35 credits across the final two years of the programme).

This degree programme is designed to produce graduates equipped with multidisciplinary knowledge and skills in areas of the biological and chemical sciences most relevant to the discovery and manufacture of pharmaceuticals. The course includes modules in Chemistry, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Molecular Biology and Statistics, laboratory practical classes, research projects and a summer work placement in industry.

The core modules for this degree programme delivered by Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics are

In third year:

In fourth year:

Further Information

See UCC information for undergraduate students’ webpage: CK402 Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds.

Pharmacology Modules for BSc Programmes

The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics contributes to the teaching of

BSc Hons Chemistry with Forensic Science.

Third year:

BSc Hons Neuroscience

Third year:

 Fourth year:

BSc Hons Physiology

Third year:

BSc Hons Nutritional Sciences

Fourth year:

BSc Hons Biochemistry

Third year:

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