PHARMACOLOGY A

PHA2PGA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will be introduced to physiological control and the body systems involved in control and the relevant pharmacology. The subject will cover receptor kinetics, nerve impulse propagation and transmission, the operation of the nervous and endocrine systems (with special emphasis on the autonomic nervous system) and the pharmacology of drugs acting at synaptic and neuromuscular sites. The practical component will introduce the use of physiological equipment, and ethical considerations for animal and human experimentation.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChristine Kettle

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites BIO1OOS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsPractical ManualPrescribedLa Trobe UniversityLa Trobe University
ReadingsRang and Dale's PharmacologyPrescribedRang, HP, et al., 20127TH EDITION, CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, EDINBURGH
ReadingsVander's Human PhysiologyRecommendedWidmaier, EP, Raff, H & Strang, KT 201112TH ED. MCGRAW HILL, BOSTON (2008, 11TH EDITION IS ALSO ACCEPTABLE)

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Illustrate, through worked examples, how drugs may interact at the pharmaceutical, pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and physiological phase

Activities:
Drug interactions are taught in lectures and worked examples are undertaken in tutorials. Assessment is via an exam.

02. Describe how drugs interact at the cellular level to alter the operations of the nervous and endocrine systems.

Activities:
The operation of the nervous and endocrine systems are explained in lectures and consolidated in practicals and tutorials. Assessment is by exam and prac interview.

03. Complete scientific experiments that examine aspects of drug interactions with human physiology; working within OHS guidelines, expressing ethical awareness, interpreting data, recognizing methodological issues, identifying the theoretical basis for the experiment, and communicating observations and results

Activities:
OHS guidelines are demonstrated during pracs, assessed during prac interview.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristine Kettle

Class requirements

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

Practical Week: 11 - 22
One 3.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"18-hours of Practical or Directed Learning Activities during the teaching period and delivered via Face-to-Face or Online."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Or Type: On-Line Activity Or Delivery Method: On-Line"

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 online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Practical interview (500 word equivalent)015 01, 02, 03
2 Hour Examination050 01, 02, 03
Mid semester test (300 word equivalent)010 01, 02, 03
2 x Assignments (1000 word equivalent)020 02
Online quizzes (250 word equivalent)005 01, 02

Singapore, 2018, Term L5, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 36 - 40
One 30.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"30-hours of Blended Lectures and Online Learning Activities in the teaching period delivered as a combination of face-to-face and online."

Practical Week: 36 - 40
One 18.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays at night from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"18-hours of Practical or Directed Learning Activities during the teaching period and delivered via face-to-face or online."

Tutorial Week: 36 - 40
One 12.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays at night from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"12-hours Tutorial or Online Activity per week on weekdays during the teaching period and delivered via face-to-face or online."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Practical interview (500 word equivalent)15 01, 02, 03
2 Hour Examination50 01, 02, 03
Mid semester test (300 word equivalent)10 01, 02, 03
Assignment (500 word equivalent)10 02
Online quizzes (750 word equivalent)15 01, 02

Singapore, 2018, Term L5, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 36 - 40
One 30.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"30-hours of Blended Lectures and Online Learning Activities in the teaching period delivered as a combination of face-to-face and online."

Practical Week: 36 - 40
One 18.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"18-hours of Practical or Directed Learning Activities during the teaching period and delivered via face-to-face or online."

Tutorial Week: 36 - 40
One 12.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"12-hours Tutorial or Online Activity per week on weekdays during the teaching period and delivered via face-to-face or online."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Practical interview (500 word equivalent)15 01, 02, 03
2 Hour Examination50 01, 02, 03
Mid semester test (300 word equivalent)10 01, 02, 03
Assignment (500 word equivalent)10 02
Online quizzes (750 word equivalent)15 01, 02

Singapore, 2018, Term L4, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 27 - 31
One 30.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"30-hours of Blended Lectures and Online Learning Activities in the teaching period delivered as a combination of face-to-face and online."

Practical Week: 27 - 31
One 18.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"18-hours of Practical or Directed Learning Activities during the teaching period and delivered via face-to-face or online."

Tutorial Week: 27 - 31
One 12.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"12-hours Tutorial or Online Activity per week on weekdays during the teaching period and delivered via face-to-face or online."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Practical interview (500 word equivalent)15 01, 02, 03
2 Hour Examination50 01, 02, 03
Mid semester test (300 word equivalent)10 01, 02, 03
Assignment (500 word equivalent)10 02
Online quizzes (750 word equivalent)15 01, 02