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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT

M.Sc. in Management Research and M.Sc. in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management

Advanced Specialist Papers 2004

The M.Sc. Course Director has approved the following list of courses for the M.Sc. in Management Research and M.Sc. in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management Advanced Specialist Papers.

Candidates for the M.Sc. in Management Research must select two papers from the following:

—Knowledge Management

—Strategic Management

—Social Studies in Science and Technology

—Principles of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management

—Leadership

—Management Strategies and Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management

—Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining

—Labour Economics for Management

—Marketing

—Intellectual Property Rights

—Organisation Theory

Candidates for the M.Sc. in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management must select two papers from the following:

—Principles of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management

—Leadership

—Management Strategies and Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management

—Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining

—Labour Economics for Management

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DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY

M.Sc. in Pharmacology 2003–4

The following advanced pharmacology modules will be taught during Hilary Term 2004 as part of the M.Sc. in Pharmacology. The scope of the course covered by these modules will be from the molecule to the whole animal/patient. The five modules scheduled are:

1. Drug Receptors and Cell Signalling

—Agonist and antagonist action (affinity, efficacy, spare receptors, Schild plots)

—Signal transduction mechanisms (cAMP, IP3 and DAG, cGMP/NO, Calcium and Tyrosine kinase)

—Molecular biology of drug receptors

—Structure/function relationships of receptors

—Molecular biology of ion channels

2. Pharmacology of Smooth Muscle and its autonomic input

—Mechanisms causing contraction in smooth muscle

—Transmitter release from autonomic nerves

—Drugs and Ganglia

—Mechanisms causing relaxation of smooth muscle

—Clinical uses of drugs acting on smooth muscle

3. Cardiovascular Pharmacology

—Autonomic control of pacemaking and contractility in cardiac muscle

—Inotropic agents—cellular and whole body effects

—Antidysrhythmic drugs

—Drugs acting on smooth muscle of blood vessels

—Drugs acting via neuronal control of blood vessels

4. Neuropharmacology

—Neuromuscular junction (motor nerve/skeletal muscle) pre- and postjunctional aspects

—Synaptic mechanisms in the CNS

—Long Term Potentiation and Long Term Depression

—Drugs, Anxiety, Depression and Schizophrenia

—Drugs and neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimers disease, Parkinsons disease)

5. Pharmacogenetics and Drug Metabolism

In vitro and in vivo drug metabolism

—Induction of drug metabolising enzymes including Ah response

—SNP analysis in relation to therapeutic efficacy and toxicity

—Role of drug metabolism in drug discovery

—Gene Therapy—identification of drug targets and post-genomic functional pharmacology

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by the Board of the Faculty of Classics will come into effect on 18 July.

Board of the Faculty of Classics

Honour Moderations in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 35, l. 37, after `VI' insert `and VII'.

2 Ibid., ll. 38--9, delete `Thucydides VII and'.

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