Molecular Neuropharmacology (C7128)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

A molecular understanding of human health and disease and the mode of action of drugs is crucial for the development of new drugs with improved potency and reduced side effects. It also underpins the development of personalised medicine, which is about giving the right treatment to the right people at the right time and is a move away from ‘one size fits all’ approach to the treatment of patients with a particular condition.

On this module, you'll cover all the aspects of the drug discovery process and discuss the challenges of improving drug treatment of example diseases with an unmet medical need.


100%: Lecture


30%: Coursework (Test)
70%: Examination (Computer-based examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 26 hours of contact time and about 124 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: