The Poison Pen

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Credits

20

Module code

BS11006

Semester: 1

This module offers a science based optional module which may be of particular interest to those who intend to specialise in later years in either pharmacology or drug discovery. The module will look at several classical English texts in which poisonings play a pivotal role in the plot. After examination of the text, the symptoms will then be unpicked, and possible poison molecules identified along with their source. You will be able to explore the darker side of pharmacology and look at the importance of dosage and how molecules used to cure can also kill.