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HMM304 - Therapeutic Development

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Albert Mellick

Prerequisite:

HMM301

Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour classes per week, and cloud (online) exercises, case studies, debates and discussions

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit describes how therapeutic targets are identified and how new therapies are developed for human use. It will provide an overview of the major therapeutic classes, including synthetic compounds, natural products, vaccines, nutriceuticals and other biological agents, and covers the therapeutic development pipeline, encompassing target identification and validation, therapeutic discovery and development, pre-clinical trials and toxicity testing.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Mid-semester test (45 minutes) 20%

Assessment task 2: Written report (1500 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

Raymond G. Hill & Humphrey P. Rang. Drug Discovery and development second edition 2013.

Unit Fee Information

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