FOUNDATIONS IN PHARMACOLOGY

HBS3PCY

2021

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 you 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. You 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.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorElly Djouma

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesPAM3PHA OR HBS1HBA OR BIO1MGC

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsORT3OPP OR ORT4OPP OR PHE3MHP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Rang & Dale's Pharmacology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorRang HP, Ritter JM, Flower RJ, Henderson G

Year2016

Edition/Volume8th Edition

PublisherChurchill Livingstone

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Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorWaller DG, Sampson AP, Renwick AG, Hillier K

Year2018

Edition/Volume5th Edition

PublisherSaunders Elsevier

ISBNN/A

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Pharmacology for Health for Health Professionals

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBryant B Knights K Darroch S Rowland A

Year2019

Edition/Volume5th Edition

PublisherElsevier

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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.
02. Describe the ways drugs are absorbed, distributed, metabolised and excreted in the body and explain the factors influencing these processes.
03. Apply understanding of agonist and antagonist activity to drug action.
04. Explain how different classes of drugs used to treat various diseases act to effect living tissue.
05. Explain the causes of drug contraindications, interactions and adverse reactions using understanding of drug properties and human physiology.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAntony Vinh

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.
two 1-hour lecture per week

WorkShopWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2-hour multiple choice examination (equivalent to 2,000 essay words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 30-minute multiple choice mid-semester test (equivalent to 500 essay words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One group assignment/presentation (equivalent to 500 words/member)

N/AAssignmentGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

5 written workshop assessments (each worth 2%, equivalent to 500 words total)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorElly Djouma

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

WorkShopWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 2-hour multiple choice examination (equivalent to 2,000 essay words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 30-minute multiple choice mid-semester test (equivalent to 500 essay words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One group assignment/presentation (equivalent to 500 words/member)

N/AAssignmentGroupNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5

5 written workshop assessments (each worth 2%, equivalent to 500 words total)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5