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Core skills

Having successfully completed an undergraduate degree in Pharmacology, graduates will:

Experimental techniques

  • Be able to formulate a scientific hypothesis
  • Implement principles of good experimental planning and design
  • Identify the most appropriate statistical approach
  • Be able to make appropriate decisions about methodology when designing a study
  • Be precise and accurate when performing core laboratory skills
  • Carry out experiments following principles of Good Laboratory Practice
  • Be able to use quantitative methods to collect, process and present data
  • Be able to use in vitro techniques in pharmacology
  • Have the necessary theoretical and/or practical training to be able to use in vivo techniques in pharmacology

Data handling & analysis

  • Identify and use information from appropriate and reliable sources
  • Integrate information from a range of sources and critically evaluate it
  • Apply and interpret appropriate statistical tests correctly
  • Use a common statistical software package
  • Accurately record and reference source material
  • Analyse and interrogate large data sets

Working practices

  • Keep up to date with the relevant literature and developments in pharmacology
  • Perform research efficiently through good planning and management
  • Organise and accurately record information, for example, in a laboratory book
  • Work independently
  • Work constructively in small groups or teams
  • Communicate effectively to scientific and non-scientific audiences (including written and oral forms)