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|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
SLE212 or HNN215
3 x 1 hour classes and 1 x 1 hour seminar per week
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.
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 task 1: Mid-trimester test (45 minutes) 20%
Assessment task 2: Case study (1200 words) 30%
Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%
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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