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Professor Marcus Coffey

Professor Marcus Coffey

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School of Medicine

Email
coffeymj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 20 688101
Campuses
5th Floor, Cochrane Building, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4YU
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Overview

Hello, my name is Professor MJ Coffey, and I teach the subject of Pharmacology to our undergraduates on the Medicine (MBBCh) degree programme. 

Understanding how drugs work is a vital component of training doctors to become safe prescribers.

Although we only ever want the drugs we give to patients to have a therapeutic effect, we also have to recognise that all medications have the potential to cause unwanted side effects, so our greater understanding drug actions can help to reduce the incidence of 'adverse drug reactions'.

To help our students learn about the drugs that can be used across all the different medical specialities covered in the course, I use a range of teaching techniques that help explain the effects of drugs.

This involves contextualising the use of drugs that target a specific system (or tissue) within the Human body, so I create immersive teaching materials that cover everything from cardiology to immunology to psychiatry... and everything in between!

I have won a number of awards for my innovative approaches to teaching, and I have a particular interest in creating interactive and visually stimulating e-Learning Resources that Medical Students can use to enhance their knowledge of a particular subject area.

I am also a Senior Fellow of Advance Higher Education.

Biography

Publications

2020

2018

  • Newton, Z. and Coffey, M. 2018. Case writing workshop. Presented at: Centre for Medical Education, Queen?s University Belfast Curriculum Showcase, Queen's University Belfast, 2018. pp. -.

2016

2009

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2001

Teaching

I teach extensively on the following programmes in:

MBBCh (UCAS: A100/ A101)

I have a particular interest in teaching cardiovascular pharmacology