Describe the pharmacology of low molecular weight heparin (70% marks). Outline the pharmacology of hirudin (30% marks). 

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College Answer

A question that asks for information of the pharmacology should mention pharmaceutical (only 
briefly), pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the drug or class of drugs requested. The 
term “describe” requests of the candidate a greater depth of information than “outline” and both 
are defined in the “Notes to Candidates” document. Candidates who did well, did so because 
they had sufficient knowledge of this commonly used class of drugs, and could structure a well 
organised answer.