FOUNDATIONS IN PHARMACOLOGY

HBS3PCY

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Pharmacology is the study of drugs. Drugs play a key role in the treatment of most human diseases and are used to both cure and prevent disease. In this subject students will learn the general principles of pharmacology including drug classification, formulation, administration and basic pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Drugs affecting the nervous system and major organs will be explored, and the concept of selective toxicity to treat infection will be introduced. Students will gain knowledge in commonly prescribed drugs, clinical trials and over the counter and complimentary medications, drugs of abuse and dependence and drugs in sport. Emphasis is placed on human pharmacology including clinical topics, such as, adverse drug reactions and drug interactions.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRoss O'Shea

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZHPOD, HZLLPP, HZPHPB, HZPHPP, HZPPNB, HBHS, HBES, HZPOTC, HZHPO, HBHN and must have passed both HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB. OR Students must be admitted in one of the following courses: SBS, SBBIS, SBMS, SBMD and must have passed 120 credit points.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHE3MHP, ORT3OPP, ORT4OPP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students for which this subject is core (HZHPOD, HZLLPP, HZPHPB, HZPHPP and HZPPNB) will be given priority and should enrol into the Semester 2 instance. Students admitted into one of the following (HBHS, HBES, HZPOTC, HZHPO, HBHN, SBS, SBBIS, SBMS and SBMD) should enrol into the Semester 1 instance as spaces in the semester 2 instance are limited. Some previous Biology knowledge is preferred.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsRang & Dale's PharmacologyRecommendedRang HP, Ritter JM, Flower RJ, Henderson G, 20168th Edition, Churchill Liviningstone
ReadingsPharmacology for Health ProfessionalsRecommendedBryant B and Knights K, 20154th Edition, Elsevier
ReadingsMedical Pharmacology and TherapeuticsRecommendedWaller DG, Sampson AP, Renwick AG, Hillier K, 20144th Edition, Saunders Elsevier

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Distinguish between the fundamental principles of pharmacology (pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics), and explain the ways that drugs can produce therapeutic actions in the body.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops

02. Describe the way (and factors influencing the way) drugs are absorbed, distributed, metabolised and excreted in the body.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops

03. Identify properties of agonist and antagonist activity and relate this back to drug action.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops

04. Describe the different classes of drugs used to treat various diseases and illustrate the way these drugs act.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops

05. Apply the above knowledge to understand and explain causes of contraindications, adverse drug reactions and drug interactions

Activities:
Lectures and workshops

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRoss O'Shea

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"two 1-hour lecture per week"

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"one 2-hour workshop per week (computer lab where possible)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1.5-hour multiple choice examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 30-minute multiple choice mid-semester test15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One group assignment/presentation (equivalent to 500 words/member)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Written assignment/exercises (equivalent to 2,000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size300

Enrolment information Quota due to limited access to workshop space Merit based quota. Priority is given to students enrolled in (HZHPOD, HZLLPP, HZPHPB, HZPHPP and HZPPNB) (core), then (HBHS, HBES, HZPOTC, HZHPO, HBHN, SBS, SBBIS, SBMS and SBMD).

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRoss O'Shea

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1.5-hour multiple choice examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 30-minute multiple choice mid-semester test15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One group assignment/presentation (equivalent to 500 words/member)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Written assignment/exercises (equivalent to 2,000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorElly Djouma

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1.5-hour multiple choice examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 30-minute multiple choice mid-semester test15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One group assignment/presentation (equivalent to 500 words/member)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Written assignment/exercises (equivalent to 2,000 words)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05