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HMM301 - Principles of Pharmacology

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Tamsyn Crowley

Prerequisite:

SLE212 or HNN215

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week and 1 x 1 hour (equivalent) online class per week and 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Content

This unit provides an introduction to pharmacology at the cellular and molecular level. Topics include drug structure, mode of action, drug-receptor interactions, effects on cell signalling and function, drug absorption and metabolism, pharmacokinetics, toxicity, and gene-drug interactions. This unit will provide a foundation for subsequent studies in therapeutic development and advanced topics in medical biotechnology.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Weekly Seminar questionnaire (10 classes x 1%) 10% total

Assessment task 2: Case study (1200 words) 20%

Assessment task 3: Mid-trimester test (45 minutes) 20%

Assessment task 4: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Prescribed texts

Golan, D., Tashjian. A. H., Armstrong, E. J., Armstrong, A. 2011. Principles of Pharmacology: The Pathophysiologic Basis of Drug Therapy, 3rd edn, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, US.

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