DRUGS IN HEALTH, DISEASE AND SOCIETY
Credit points: 15
This subject deals with the pharmacology of different drug classes used in health and disease, with an emphasis on the mechanism of drug action. The effects of drugs on the major organ systems will be covered, including topics on cardiovascular, respiratory and neuro-pharmacology, in addition to immunology, diabetes and selective toxicity. Special interest topics on drugs used in society will also be explored including drugs of abuse and drugs in sport. Students will apply the principles and knowledge of pharmacology to conduct a capstone project (literature-based) on a contemporary pharmacological issue or problem. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation & Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation & Entrepreneurship entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated risks and creating change to achieve ambitions - now an in the future. An employability module in the subject will allow reflection on attainment of graduate capabilities and consideration of future career pathways.
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 PAM3PHA
Incompatible subjectsHBS3PCY OR ORT3OPP OR PHE3MHP
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. This subject is a continuation from HBS3PHA and therefore students wishing to enrol in this subject should have already successfully completed HBS3PHA.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Rang & Dale's Pharmacology
AuthorRitter JM, Flower RJ, Henderson G, Loke YK, MacEwan D, Rang HP
Pharmacology for Health Professionals
AuthorBryant B Knights K, Darroch S and Rowland W
Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
AuthorWaller DG, Sampson AP, Renwick AG, Hillier K
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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRoss O'Shea
LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.
WorkShopWeek: 32 - 43
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Module MCQ exams (2 x 25%, each equivalent to 1,000 words)Content exam (week 1-5)Content exam (week 6-11)
|N/A||N/A||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
One group assignment/ presentation/communication piece (equivalent to 1,000 words/member)Assignment on contemporarypharmacological issue/drug discovery/drugdevelopment (students to select fromsuggested topics):Written componentOral componentTo take place week 12
Written assignment/exercises (equivalent to 500 words)Linked to workshop content(2% x 5 = 10% in total)
|N/A||N/A||No||10||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
Employability module (equivalent to 500 words)Reflection on attainment of graduatecapabilities and preparedness for nextphase of career.