HMM301 - Principles of Pharmacology
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
SLE212 or HNN215
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
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: 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%
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.