GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY
Credit points: 15
Pharmacology is the study of drugs. In this subject, students will learn the general principles of pharmacology including drug classification, formulation and routes of administration. Basic pharmacokinetics, including the process of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion, will be discussed in addition to basic pharmacodynamics which includes principles of drug action, drug targets (ion channels, enzymes, transporters, receptors) and cell signalling. Other topics that will be explored include drug development and drug regulation. You will also be introduced to clinical trials and over the counter and complimentary medications. Emphasis is placed on human pharmacology including clinical topics, such as adverse drug reactions and drug interactions. This subject lays the foundation for the study of Drugs in Health, Disease and Society (HBS3PHB).
Subject Co-ordinatorRoss O'Shea
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Students must have passed both PAM2HP1 and PAM2HP2
Incompatible subjectsHBS3PCY OR PHE3MHP OR ORT3OPP
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Special conditionsStudents enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Sciences will be given priority in order to meet the requirements of their course. Other students who wish to enrol in this subject may choose this subject as an elective provided they gain prior approval from the subject co-ordinator.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Rang & Dale's Pharmacology
AuthorRitter JM, Flower RJ, Henderson G, Loke YK, MacEwan D, Rang HP
Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
AuthorWaller DG, Sampson AP, Renwick AG, Hillier K
Pharmacology for Health Professionals
AuthorBryant B Knights K, Darroch S and Rowland
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
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRoss O'Shea
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
WorkShopWeek: 11 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|One 2-hour multiple choice examination (equivalent to 1,500 words)||N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
|One 60-minute multiple choice mid-semester test (equivalent to 800 words)||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
|One group assignment/ presentation/communication piece (equivalent to 500 words/member)||N/A||N/A||No||10||SILO4, SILO5|
|Written assignment/exercises (equivalent to 500 words)||N/A||N/A||No||10||SILO4, SILO5|
|Written assignment/exercises (equivalent to 800 words)||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|