BIOPHARMACEUTICS

CHE3BPH

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Modern pharmacy practice involves the dispensing of drugs and advice concerning their use. In order to properly advise patients on the use of drugs it is necessary to understand the mechanisms by which the drugs are absorbed and interact with their site of action. Such understanding is achieved by knowing how drug structure influences physical properties and their interactions with receptors. As defined, this subject is concerned with the invention, discovery, design, identification and preparation of biologically active compounds, the study of their metabolism, the interpretation of their mode of action at the molecular level and the construction of structure activity relationships. The goal of this subject is to provide fundamental principles of Biopharmaceutics, qualitative and quantitative descriptions of factors which influence drug disposition and clinical applications of pharmacokinetics.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNena Kustrin

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CHE2MCA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFoye's Principles of Medicinal Chemistry (Lemke Foye's Principles of Medicinal Chemistry)RecommendedLemke, TLN/A
ReadingsWilson & Gisvold's Textbook of Organic Medicinal and Pharmaceutical ChemistryRecommendedBlock, J, Beale, J (eds)N/A

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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNena Kustrin

Class requirements

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

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
2 class tests (50 minutes each)30
2-hour examination60
Assignment (1,000 words)10

Malaysia, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNena Kustrin

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
2 class tests (50 minutes each)30
2-hour examination60
Assignment (1,000 words)10

Malaysia, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNena Kustrin

Class requirements

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

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
2 class tests (50 minutes each)30
2-hour examination60
Assignment (1,000 words)10