PHARMACOLOGY A

PHA2PGA

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will be introduced to physiological control and the body systems involved in control. 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 Manual, 2013, which need to be downloaded from LMS (WebCT)PrescribedLa 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 how molecular events at the cellular level define the operations of the nervous and endocrine systems, contribute to the maintenance of homeostasis and intitate response in the whole organism

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)

02. Relate how molecular events in muscle cells result in muscle contraction

Activities:
Muscle contractions are explained in lectures and consolidated in pracs and tutorials. Assessment is by exam, written report and prac interview
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Speaking (Speaking)

03. Contrast the operation of skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscle and summarise the functional relevance of similarities and differences.

Activities:
Skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle operations and functional relevances are taught in lectures and tutorials, investigated in pracs, and assessed in exam and prac interview.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. 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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

05. Working within the OHS guidelines, demonstrate basic practical skills in dealing with subjects, handling fresh tissues, operating physiological equipment.

Activities:
OHS guidelines are demonstrated during pracs, assessed during prac interview.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

06. Identify the scientific method in reasoning and experimental design, interpret data, and relate findings to theory.

Activities:
Scientific method is demonstrated during pracs, assessed during prac interview
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Speaking (Speaking)

07. Summarise, both written and orally, the outcomes of experimental exercises and their significance

Activities:
Outcomes are discussed and applied during tutorials and pracs, assessed at prac interview and in written reports
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)

08. Express ethical awareness and articulate a justified ethical position on experimentation on animals and human subjects

Activities:
Ethical awareness and ethical positions are discussed and applied during all classes and assessed at prac interview
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Writing (Writing)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristine Kettle

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial 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"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 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."

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.
"Or Delivery Method: On-Line"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
10-minute practical interview15 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 07, 08
3-hour examination60 01, 02, 03, 04
Prac report 1 (600 words)10 02, 06
Prac report 2 (900 words)15 02, 06

Singapore, 2015, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristine Kettle

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 30.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 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: 10 - 22
One 18.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 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."

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 12.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 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*
10-minute practical interview15 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 07, 08
3-hour examination60 01, 02, 03, 04
Prac report 1 (600 words)10 02, 06
Prac report 2 (900 words)15 02, 06

Singapore, 2015, Week 37-41, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristine Kettle

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 37 - 41
One 36.0 hours lecture every four weeks on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 41 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: 37 - 41
One 18.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 41 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: 37 - 41
One 12.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 41 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*
10-minute practical interview15 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 07, 08
3-hour examination60 01, 02, 03, 04
Prac report 1 (600 words)10 02, 06
Prac report 2 (900 words)15 02, 06

Singapore, 2015, Week 37-41, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristine Kettle

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 37 - 41
One 36.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 37 to week 41 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: 37 - 41
One 18.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays at night from week 37 to week 41 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: 37 - 41
One 12.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays at night from week 37 to week 41 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*
10-minute practical interview15 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 07, 08
3-hour examination60 01, 02, 03, 04
Prac report 1 (600 words)10 02, 06
Prac report 2 (900 words)15 02, 06