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Ffarmacoleg Feddygol (BSc)

Blwyddyn Mynediad


Astudiwch ffarmacoleg yn yr Ysgol Meddygaeth yng Nghaerdydd, un o’r 5 prifysgol gorau yn y Deyrnas Unedig o ran rhagoriaeth ymchwil.

Cadwch le ar ddiwrnod agored

Trosolwg y cwrs

Pharmacology is the study of how drugs and medicines work at cellular and sub-cellular levels to produce useful and sometimes harmful effects. This degree aims to impart a sound mechanistic understanding of bioactive substances, particularly those used for the treatment of human diseases. Such extensive study will provide you with skills attractive to academia and wider industries for posts in biomedical research and product development.

You will have the option of applying to join the extended four-year programme where Year 3 is a Professional Placement Year (PPY).

Our graduates have a range of opportunities on completion of the course. Many undertake further postgraduate training for biomedical research in academia or the private sector, while others pursue careers in the pharmaceutical industry or other biomedical fields.

Our main aim is to support the development of research-trained scientists.  However, appropriately qualified students may also be eligible to enter the Cardiff University four year Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) programme after completing this BSc degree. It is not possible to transfer to Medicine without finishing this BSc course.

Nodweddion nodedig

Addysgir y cwrs hwn gan staff cymwys mewn gwyddoniaeth a meddygaeth.  O'r herwydd, cynigir addysg ffarmacolegol sy'n cwmpasu egwyddorion sylfaenol gwyddonol yn ogystal â rhoi gwybodaeth glinigol ar waith.  Rydym wrthi'n llunio cynllun Blwyddyn Hyfforddiant Proffesiynol, a fydd ar gael i fyfyrwyr sy'n dod i Brifysgol Caerdydd yn 2017-18.

Côd UCASB210
Derbyniad nesafMedi 2020
Hyd3 blwyddyn
Modd (astudio)Amser llawn
Lleoedd sydd ar gael fel arferFel arfer, mae 24 lle ar gael ar Ffarmacoleg Feddygol.
Nifer y ceisiadau a dderbynnir fel arferMae Ffarmacoleg Feddygol yn derbyn tua 190 o geisiadau.
  • Yr Ysgol Meddygaeth
  • Prif Adeilad yr Ysbyty
  • Ysbyty Athrofaol Cymru
  • Parc y Mynydd Bychan
  • Caerdydd
  • CF14 4XN

Gofynion mynediad

AAB - ABB gan gynnwys Cemeg ac un pwnc gwyddonol arall (Bioleg, Ffiseg, Mathemateg neu Ystadegau) yn ogystal â phasio elfen ymarferol y cymhwyster gwyddoniaeth Safon Uwch (lle bo’n berthnasol). Sylwer, nid ydym yn derbyn Astudiaethau Cyffredinol. 

Derbynnir Tystysgrif Her Sgiliau Bagloriaeth Cymru Uwch yn lle un pwnc Safon Uwch (ar y graddau a restrir uchod) ac eithrio unrhyw bynciau penodol.

Graddau DD-DM mewn Diploma BTEC mewn Gwyddoniaeth Gymhwysol yn ogystal â graddau A-B mewn Cemeg Safon Uwch.

665 mewn 3 pwnc LU gan gynnwys 6 mewn Cemeg ac ail bwnc gwyddonol. 6 mewn LU Cemeg gydag un pwnc gwyddonol arall (Bioleg, Ffiseg, Mathemateg neu Ystadegau).

Gallai cymwysterau amgen gael eu derbyn. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth am ofynion mynediad ar dudalen meini prawf derbyn Ysgol Meddygaeth.

GCSE

Gradd B neu radd 6 mewn TGAU Iaith Saesneg.

IELTS (academic)

O leiaf 7.0 yn gyffredinol gydag o leiaf 6.0 ym mhob is-sgil.

TOEFL iBT

O leiaf 100 yn gyffredinol, gydag o leiaf 20 ym mhob is-sgil.

PTE Academic

O leiaf 70 yn gyffredinol gydag o leiaf 54 yn yr holl sgiliau cyfathrebu.

Trinity ISE II/III

III: o leiaf Teilyngdod ym mhob cydran.

Cymwysterau eraill a dderbynnir

Os ydych yn ymgeisydd tramor ac nid Saesneg yw eich iaith gyntaf, ewch i'n tudalen am ofynion Iaith Saesneg i gael rhagor o wybodaeth am ba gymwysterau y byddwn yn eu derbyn.

Bydd angen TGAU Mathemateg ar radd B neu radd 6 arnoch a TGAU Saesneg neu Gymraeg Iaith ar radd B neu radd 6, neu IGCSE Saesneg Iaith Gyntaf ar Radd B. Sylwer, ni dderbynnir IGCSE Saesneg fel Ail Iaith.  

Ffioedd dysgu

Myfyrwyr y DU ac UE (2020/21)

Ewch i'n tudalen cyfanswm ffioedd am y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Myfyrwyr tu allan i'r UE (2020/21)

Ewch i'n tudalen cyfanswm ffioedd am y wybodaeth ddiweddaraf.

Costau ychwanegol

Cyfarpar ar gyfer cwrs penodol

Nid oes angen unrhyw offer penodol

Llety

Mae gennym amrywiaeth o breswylfeydd sydd yn gweddu i anghenion a phoced yr unigolyn. Cewch wybod rhagor ar ein tudalennau llety.

Strwythur y cwrs

In each year of the Programme, you will take Modules to the value of 120 credits. In years 1, 2 and 3, you must obtain an overall end of year grade of 40% or above to progress to the next year of study.  The grade achieved in Year 1 does not count towards the final degree mark. The grade achieved in Year 2, 3 and 4 contributes 20%, 10% and 70% to your final degree mark respectively.

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2020/21. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2020

Blwyddyn un

Ym mlwyddyn un, cyfunir myfyrwyr ag Ysgol y Biowyddorau gan gynnal pynciau biolegol, biofoleciwlar a biofeddygol.  Caiff y modiwlau eu dysgu drwy ddarlithoedd, tiwtorialau, cyflwyniadau, gwaith ymarferol ac arddangosiadau. Byddwch yn meithrin dealltwriaeth gadarn o'r gwyddorau cemegol a biolegol, yn arbennig biogemeg, ffisioleg a geneteg. Bydd dealltwriaeth o'r rhain o gymorth pan fyddwch yn dysgu sut mae cyffuriau'n gweithio ar lefelau moleciwlaidd a gweithredol. Rydym wrthi'n paratoi cwrs ar gyfer y flwyddyn gyntaf a gaiff ei chynnal yn gyfan gwbl gan yr Ysgol Meddygaeth, a fydd yn barod erbyn 2017-18. Bydd hyn yn rhoi rhagor o bwyslais ar feddyginiaethau arbenigol a therapiwteg, a fydd yn rhan o'r cwricwlwm gorfodol a ddisgrifir uchod.

Byddwn yn eich cyflwyno i'r egwyddorion gwyddonol sy'n sail i'r modd y caiff cyffuriau effaith yn y corff. Mae hyn yn cynnwys ffarmacocineteg, ffarmacodeinameg, ffarmacoleg biogemegol a moleciwlaidd, a'r theori derbyn. Mae ein haddysg flaenllaw ym meysydd therapiwteg, tocsicoleg a cham-drin cyffuriau yn cyflwyno pwysigrwydd astudiaethau hunan-gyfeiriedig, gwyddoniaeth feddygol sy'n seiliedig ar dystiolaeth, a'r cysylltiad rhwng ffarmacoleg moleciwlaidd a chellog, a'r claf fel unigolyn. Os hoffech chi wneud cais i'r cwrs pedair blynedd Meddygaeth Mynediad i Raddedigion ym Mhrifysgol Caerdydd, dylech roi gwybod i Arweinydd eich Rhaglen BSc ar ddiwedd y flwyddyn gyntaf.

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Skills for ScienceBI100120 credydau
Structure and Function of Living OrganismsBI100220 credydau
The Dynamic CellBI100420 credydau
Biological ChemistryBI101420 credydau
Genetics and EvolutionBI105120 credydau
Foundations and Principles of PharmacologyME101320 credydau

Blwyddyn dau

Ymhlith y pynciau i'w hastudio yn yr ail flwyddyn, mae cyffuriau mewn niwrodrosglwyddiad, endocrinoleg a signalau cell paracrinoleg, y system nerfol ganolog, afiechydon cardiofasgiwlaidd, imiwnoleg a chemotherapi. Bydd technegau ymchwilio a modiwl sy'n seiliedig ar waith ymarferol yn unig, yn rhoi sylfaen gadarn i fyfyrwyr ar gyfer astudiaethau helaeth a safonol. Caiff hyfforddiant 'ymarferol' ei gyflwyno mewn labordai â chyfleusterau da. Caiff y rheiny sydd â diddordeb mewn Meddygaeth i Raddedigion astudio modiwl unigryw ar anatomeg glinigol. Yn y modiwl, ystyrir ymarfer dyrannu celaneddol er mwyn lleoli a dehongli gosodiad a swyddogaeth y corff dynol.

Blwyddyn tri

Yn y drydedd flwyddyn, bydd myfyrwyr yn astudio mewn amgylchedd meddygol dwys a arweinir gan ymchwil. Bydd y modiwlau'n datblygu llawer o wahanol feysydd yn drylwyr, megis ffarmageneteg, niwroffarmacoleg, datblygu cyffuriau a therapiwteg ac uwch imiwnoleg, canser ac afiechydon cardiofasgwlar.  Mae un modiwl yn benodol yn datblygu sgiliau dadansoddi beirniadol wrth ddarllen papurau gwyddonol, gan hyrwyddo'r gallu i gyflwyno data'n gywir ac yn ddiamwys.  Un o brif nodweddion y flwyddyn yw'r prosiect ymchwil biofeddygol helaeth y bydd myfyrwyr yn ei gynnal, sy'n hybu eu datblygiad wrth iddynt feithrin sgiliau dadansoddol a chymhwysol hollbwysig.

Mae myfyrwyr yn gweithio ochr yn ochr â myfyrwyr meddygol sy'n dilyn cwrs gradd ymsang un flwyddyn BSc mewn Ffarmacoleg. Mae hyn yn cynnig llwyfan gwerthfawr ar gyfer rhyngweithio â myfyrwyr eraill ar draws disgyblaethau.

Rhaid i'r rhai sy'n dymuno gwneud cais am y cwrs pedair blynedd Meddygaeth Mynediad i Raddedigion basio'r holl elfennau a gaiff eu hasesu yn y cwrs Ffarmacoleg Meddygol. Rhaid i gyfartaledd marc terfynol y modiwlau fod o leiaf 60% ym mhob blwyddyn. Fel arfer, rydym yn cynnig lle ar y cwrs Meddygaeth i Raddedigion yn amodol ar gyrraedd 2:1 o leiaf fel gradd derfynol i'r BSc Ffarmacoleg Meddygol.

Teitl modiwlCôd modiwlCredydau
Cancer BiologyME303410 credydau
Molecular Genetics and Cell BiologyME303610 credydau
Immunopathology and ImmunotherapyME304610 credydau
Biomarkers and Diagnostic DevelopmentsME333910 credydau
Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.

Dysgu ac asesu

Sut caf fy addysgu?

Core knowledge and understanding will be acquired via lectures, seminars, group discussions, tutorials and other group work.  In years 1 and 2, some modules are specifically devoted to training and practice of written, poster and oral presentation of scientific data.

Year 2 includes a dedicated ‘practical-only’ module and a ‘research techniques’ module, designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice in pharmacology.

If you choose the four-year programme you will follow an experiential Professional Placement lasting 9-12 months. This time will be spent within a single organisation, giving greater scope for the project work.

In the final year high level critical and synthetic activities are developed through presentations and a research project. A 10-credit module is also devoted entirely to training in evaluation of scientific literature.

All level 6 modules require a high level of independent study of published material.

Both the 3 and 4 year BSc (Honours) Programmes in Medical Pharmacology and Medical Pharmacology (with a Professional Placement Year) respectively seek:

  • To stimulate and encourage an attitude of enquiry and interest centred on the acquisition of knowledge to satisfy curiosity and a desire for understanding
  • To provide a broad theoretical and applied pharmacological background should you wish to undertake further study and research in pharmacology, or in a related subject or if you wish to study pharmacology no further than first degree level
  • To provide adequate instruction to permit entry for suitably qualified graduates to Year 2 of the Cardiff University MBBCh Medicine Programme (the A101 course).
  • To stimulate and sustain your enthusiasm for, and enjoyment of, pharmacology and enable you to engage the subsequent phases of your career with initiative and confidence in your ability
  • To encourage an appreciation of social, ethical and commercial aspects of the application and exploitation of pharmacological knowledge and techniques.

Programmes aims:

  • To impart knowledge and develop understanding of pharmacological facts, terms, methods, concepts, principles and relationships and to appreciate their importance
  • To develop technical and organisational skills commensurate with good laboratory practice, safe working practices and the acquisition of sound scientific data
  • To develop the skills of locating and retrieving information from a variety of sources
  • To develop the skills of logical and critical evaluation of: scientific data, the methods by which they were obtained, the statistical analyses used and the inferences and conclusions drawn
  • To develop the ability to communicate, both orally and in written work, and to participate constructively in discussion
  • To gain awareness of the importance of experimental work and of the use of techniques drawn from other disciplines
  • To provide you with a highly rewarding learning experience, drawn from our proven expertise in delivering high calibre scientific teaching and research. The main objective of the degree course is to promote knowledge and understanding at both conceptual and practical levels.

Professional Placement Year aims:

The aims of the Professional Placement Year are intended to provide you with the opportunity to:

  • experience the environment of a real workplace and how needs are identified and resources are acquired, allocated and used for the purpose of achieving organisational objectives
  • organise yourself so that you can receive, quickly understand and carry out instructions to the satisfaction of your employer as a means of developing towards the completion of more responsible work
  • develop the interpersonal skills required to enable you to work efficiently as a member of a team trying to achieve organisational goals
  • acquire and develop technical skills associated with the nature of your work
  • identify, analyse and discuss with experienced practitioners how theoretical concepts are adapted and applied to suit practical requirements
  • apply knowledge that will help you to plan and evaluate future study and career development.

Blwyddyn 1

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

30%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

70%

Lleoliadau ments

0%

Blwyddyn 2

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

25%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

75%

Lleoliadau ments

0%

Blwyddyn 3

Gweithgareddau dysgu ac addysgu wedi'u trefnu

32%

Astudio annibynnol dan arweiniad

68%

Lleoliadau ments

0%

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

Yn ystod y cwrs, rhoddir pwyslais ar addysgu grwpiau bychain mewn dosbarthiadau a gweithdai ymarferol, gan hybu rhoi a derbyn adborth. Caiff ein hethos ei ategu gan diwtorialau personol a thiwtorialau ffarmacoleg academaidd, â hwnnw'n cael ei gynnal gan fyfyrwyr ymchwil ôl-raddedig.

Caiff deunyddiau dysgu eu huwchlwytho i Ddysgu Canolog yn wythnosol yn ystod y semestrau, ac mae drysau ystafelloedd y staff ar agor i fyfyrwyr bob amser.

Rydym yn eich annog i wneud profiad gwaith yn yr Ysgol Meddygaeth, a gall staff ddarparu geirdaon i gefnogi'ch cais.

Yn ystod eich prosiect ymchwil yn y flwyddyn olaf, cewch eich goruchwylio’n bersonol gan aelod o'r staff sy'n ymgymryd ag ymchwil. Bydd y goruchwyliwr yn eich helpu â'ch hyfforddiant yn y labordy, yn ogystal â chynnig cyngor ynghylch eich traethawd hir a chyflwyno eich canfyddiadau ar goedd.

Adborth
Byddwn yn darparu adborth i chi ar eich gwaith yn aml. Cyflwynir adborth mewn amrywiaeth o fformatau, gan gynnwys adborth ar lafar gan diwtoriaid yn ystod tiwtorialau, adborth personol ar waith ysgrifenedig, darlithoedd adborth, adborth ysgrifenedig cyffredinol ac adborth ar berfformiad mewn tiwtorialau.

Caiff gwaith cwrs ei farcio gan Arweinydd y Modiwl (neu staff cyfatebol priodol) a fydd yn rhoi adborth ysgrifenedig ar eich gwaith. Bydd y myfyrwyr hefyd yn cael adborth ffurfiol ynghylch arholiadau ysgrifenedig heb eu gweld ymlaen llaw. Cewch gyfle i drafod yr adborth ar eich asesiadau/perfformiad unigol gyda'r marciwr priodol neu eich tiwtor personol.

Sut caf fy asesu?

Knowledge and understanding are assessed summatively through a variety of exam formats designed to test the depth, breadth, accumulation and application of pharmacological knowledge. Full details of module assessments may be found in Module Handbooks and the Assessment Handbook for the programme.

In Year 1 (level 4), there is a bias towards use of instruments such as single best answer (SBA), multiple choice questions (MCQ) and written short answer questions designed to assess knowledge with less emphasis on higher analytical and critical skills. Summative assessment is primarily by means of unseen written examinations, generally in combination with an in-course element.  In Year 1, all modules include an in-course element.

In Year 2 (level 5), the ability to integrate and synthesise material and demonstrate clear understanding is starting to be assessed through greater use of essays as compared to MCQ in summative assessment. You will be expected to develop a greatly increased knowledge base. Some of the modules are examined wholly by means of in-course assessments, with the remainder of modules all having an in-course element.

In Year 3 (level 5), the Professional Placement will be assessed as follows:

  • Placement Supervisor's Assessment (15%)

  • Critical Incident Reflective Portfolio (15%)

  • Written Report (70%)

In the Final Year (level 6), the highest levels of understanding and a broad knowledge of the subject extending in selected areas beyond core material is expected.  In addition to assessment of this knowledge, understanding of scientific data and its interpretation is incorporated into questions in unseen written papers and forms the basis of the in-course assessment for the project and summative oral student presentation.

Formative feedback of knowledge and understanding is concentrated in years 1 and 2.  Formative in-course assessments of varying types are provided in several year 1 and 2 modules and will also be included in the Placement Year.  You may be tasked with peer marking followed by discussion of the correct and incorrect answers.

Feedback

Formative feedback will be communicated through electronic and written means in a timely manner.  Summative feedback on assessment will be delivered within the timeframe set by the University.

Dulliau asesu (2017/18 data)

Blwyddyn 1

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

63%

Arholiadau ymarferol

5%

Gwaith cwrs

32%

Blwyddyn 2

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

57%

Arholiadau ymarferol

13%

Gwaith cwrs

30%

Blwyddyn 3

Arholiadau ysgrifenedig

48%

Arholiadau ymarferol

4%

Gwaith cwrs

48%

Pa sgiliau bydda i’n eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

Byddwch yn caffael ac yn datblygu amrywiaeth o sgiliau gwerthfawr, yn rhai penodol i’r ddisgyblaeth a ‘sgiliau cyflogadwyedd’ mwy cyffredinol. Mae’r rhain yn cynnwys y canlynol:

  • cymwyseddau TG, gan gynnwys pecynnau cyflwyno, graffeg ac ystadegau
  • perfformio a dehongli dadansoddiadau ystadegol o ddata
  • Gweithio'n effeithiol mewn tîm ac yn unigol
  • Dangos y gallu i gwrdd â dyddiadau cau a rheoli amser yn effeithiol
  • Dangos ymwybyddiaeth o faterion moesegol sy'n ymwneud â'r gwyddorau biolegol
  • Gwella astudio hunan-gyfeiriedig
  • Datblygu technegau cyfweld da
  • Datblygu sgiliau cyfathrebu da (gan ddefnyddio pob cyfrwng)
  • Llenwi portffolio personol gyda deunydd perthnasol

O ganlyniad i ymgysylltu’n llawn â’r cwrs hwn, dylech allu gwneud y canlynol:

  • Disgrifio cwmpas ac ystod y paratoadau ffarmacolegol, eu tarddiad, eu datblygu a'u defnyddio;
  • Cysylltu disgyblaethau o anatomeg, ffisioleg, ffiseg, cemeg, seicoleg, biocemeg a bioleg foleciwlaidd i fod yn berthnasol i ddeall a chynnal gwaith ymchwil mewn ffarmacoleg;
  • Gwerthfawrogi sut mae gwahanol systemau’r corff yn rhyngweithio i gynnal homeostasis, ymateb i heriau amgylcheddol, ymgymryd â gweithgarwch corfforol a meddyliol mewn iechyd ac mewn clefyd, a gwybod beth yw rôl cyffuriau wrth fodiwleiddio’r prosesau hyn;
  • Disgrifio egwyddorion sy'n sail i ddatblygu cyffuriau, gwerthuso diogelwch a rhoi therapiwteg wedi’i seilio ar dystiolaeth ar waith;
  • Dangos sut mae gwybodaeth wedi datblygu ymhellach mewn rhai meysydd penodol o ffarmacoleg drwy werthuso'r dystiolaeth arbrofol o'r gwaith gwyddonol a wnaethpwyd.
  • Rhoi sgiliau gwyddonol arbennig ar waith ar gyfer astudiaethau pellach, ymchwil neu waith o fewn gofal iechyd clinigol.
  • Arddangos gwybodaeth a dealltwriaeth o ffeithiau, termau, dulliau, cysyniadau, egwyddorion a pherthnasau ffarmocolegol a gwerthfawrogi eu harwyddocâd.
  • Arddangos sgiliau technegol a threfnu sy'n gymesur ag arfer da yn y labordy, arferion gweithio diogel a chaffael data gwyddonol cadarn.
  • Arddangos sgiliau gwerthuso rhesymegol a beirniadol o ddata gwyddonol.

Beth yw deilliannau dysgu’r cwrs/rhaglen?

Knowledge & Understanding:

On successful completion of the Programme you should be able to demonstrate:

  • the scope and range of pharmacological preparations, including acquisition of coherent and detailed knowledge regarding their origins, development and use from previous and current literature
  • the related disciplines of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and  molecular biology as relevant to understanding and investigating pharmacology
  • how the different systems of the body interact to maintain homeostasis, respond to environmental challenges, undertake physical and mental activity in health and in disease, and the role of drugs in modulating these processes
  • the principles that underpin drug development, safety evaluation and the practice of evidence-based therapeutics
  • the complex biological and other inter-relationships involved in the health of individuals, communities and populations
  • how knowledge has advanced in selected areas of pharmacology by critical evaluation and a sceptical approach to experimental evidence from the past and most recent scientific literature
  • how to apply the methods and techniques that they have learned to review, consolidate, extend and apply this in order to initiate and carry out various projects
  • how the underlying concepts and principles described above are applied outside the context in which they were first studied, including the application of these principles in an employment context
  • the main methods of enquiry in pharmacological research and the ability to be sceptical and evaluate critically the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems.

On successful completion of the PPY you should be able to:

  • demonstrate a critical understanding of the methodologies/experimental/analytical techniques used during your placement and apply such knowledge in a wider context
  • demonstrate the use of initiative in dealing with issues/problems in the working environment
  • describe and define information from the scientific literature relevant to your placement, and in doing so evidence a critical understanding of the subject area
  • recognise the limits of such knowledge, and relate the influence this may have on analyses and interpretations of acquired data
  • demonstrate how a critical understanding of underlying concepts and principles learned during your first two years at University has been applied in an employment context
  • identify and reflect on opportunities for informal learning and explain how such experiences have impacted on your personal objectives and development
  • demonstrate a range of skills and attributes which will enhance your graduate employability (awareness of application/selection interview processes, communication, report-writing, time management, self-motivation, independence, adaptability and team working/networking).

Intellectual Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  • the use of a range of established techniques to initiate and undertake critical analysis of information, and to propose solutions to problems arising from that analysis
  • effective communication of information, arguments, and analysis, in a variety of forms, to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • the ability to undertake further training, develop existing skills, and acquire new competences that will enable you to assume significant responsibility within organisations
  • the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring the exercise of initiative, personal responsibility and decision-making in complex and unpredictable contexts 
  • the ability to manage your own learning, and to make use of scholarly reviews and primary sources.

Professional Practical Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  • an in depth conceptual understanding of current knowledge and critical analysis
  • the application of evidence-based medicine and deal with complex issues systematically and creatively
  • an ability for problem solving and decision-making by enabling  the effective utilisation of evidence and communication of important concepts to colleagues and others
  • the ability, through the research-focused elements, to develop and enhance skills in literature review, critical evaluation, research design, research methodologies, data collection, data analysis and research principles
  • the promotion of practical skills through fostering an interdisciplinary evidence-based learning environment where professionals learn about best practice within their own profession
  • an appreciation of where your input and skills can be used effectively to complement those of other professionals involved in various fields including pure research, drug development and patient care
  • assessment through reflection and show your ability to translate the research evidence into the working environment and critically appraise, in an objective manner, your own practice
  • the development of excellent oral and written communication skills to aid team working and dissemination of research.

Transferable/Key Skills:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

•     effective communication skills (using all media)

•     sensitivity to ethical implications of advances in pharmacological and health related fields

•     the construction of reasoned arguments and implement an evidence-based approach or practice

•     independent learning and thinking

•     effective working as an individual and in a team

•     effective time management and the ability to meet deadlines

•     enhanced self-directed study

•     good critical analysis/evaluation of data and written reports

•     imagination and innovation in their approach to new situations and problems

•     flexibility and creativity within organisational and professional contexts.

 

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Rhagolygon gyrfa

Mae cyfran helaeth o fyfyrwyr BSc Ffarmacoleg Meddygol yn mynd ymlaen i astudio gradd Meistr neu PhD ymhen 6 mis ar ôl gorffen y cwrs.  Mae llawer o fyfyrwyr eraill yn parhau i astudio ar gyfer gradd mewn Meddygaeth naill ai ym Mhrifysgol Caerdydd, Ysgolion Meddygol eraill yn y DU neu ymhellach yn y maes.  Fel arall, mae rhai myfyrwyr yn defnyddio’r radd BSc fel modd o gael gyrfa ym meysydd addysgu, bancio ac amryw o ddisgyblaethau gwyddonol eraill. O'i gymharu â chyrsiau tebyg, mae gan raddedigion BSc Ffarmacoleg Meddygol Prifysgol Caerdydd y cyflog cyfartalog uchaf chwe mis ar ôl graddio (£21,000) sy’n codi i gyfartaledd o £35,000 ar ôl 40 mis (data o ffigurau diweddaraf UNISTATS).

Swyddi

  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Pharmaceutical Development

Lleoliadau

Once on the B210 Medical Pharmacology course, you will have the option of applying to join the extended four-year programme where Year 3 is a Professional Placement Year (PPY).

Students undertaking a PPY will be taught jointly with those on the three-year course, and the content of the two programmes will be identical, apart from the year spent in employment. You will begin selecting and arranging your placement at the start of Year 2, with the full support of the Medical Pharmacology PPY Coordinator. It should be emphasised that the onus is on each individual student to identify their own placement position.  The Medical School will not normally supply such opportunities. 

Support will involve providing information on the opportunities available, help with CV writing, filling in application forms, preparation for interviews and anything else as appropriate.  Placements can be sourced from competitive schemes advertised on the internet, industrial and/or academic contacts of the pharmacology staff or by direct contact between yourself and appropriate providers. Payments (as stipend or wages) while on placement will be at the total discretion of the provider and may vary considerably depending on the type of project undertaken.

The year will be spent with a single organisation that gives greater scope for the project work that is an essential part of every placement. Such placements will be undertaken in industry (pharmaceutical or related), government/University research laboratories, or some similarly suitable organisations. While on placement, you will be assigned a PPY Tutor (member of Medical Pharmacology teaching staff, usually your Personal Tutor), who will keep in close contact to monitor your progress. At the end of the placement year you will be assessed via reports on the scientific work undertaken (written – in the form of a scientific paper (70%), a critical incident reflective portfolio (15%) and a report from the placement provider (on a predesigned form, 15%).

Those students unsuccessful in securing a PPY position will be switched back to the standard three-year programme.

The PPY FAQ and Handbook documents provide detailed information as to how you will be supported before, during and after your placement.

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