DRUGS IN HEALTH, DISEASE AND SOCIETY

PAM3PHB

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRoss O'Shea

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must have passed PAM3PHA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPHE3MHP OR HBS3PCY OR ORT3OPP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Rang & Dale's Pharmacology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorRitter JM, Flower RJ, Henderson G, Loke YK, MacEwan D, Rang HP

Year2020

Edition/Volume9th Edition

PublisherChurchill Livingstone

ISBNN/A

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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 Professionals

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBryant B Knights K, Darroch S and Rowland W

Year2019

Edition/Volume5th Edition

PublisherElsevier

ISBNN/A

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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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop a solid understanding of the different classes of drugs used to treat disease affecting major organs and illustrate the way these drugs act (diagrammatically where appropriate).
02. Exhibit understanding of drugs used in society and the issues and implications of the use of these drugs on the community.
03. Gain an appreciation of how a detailed understanding of disease processes, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics is important for the rational development of new, safe and effective therapeutic drugs.
04. Demonstrate the ability to effectively interpret data from pharmacological studies and use effective communication skills to communicate pharmacological terminology, information and arguments to a range of audiences using a variety of modes.
05. Demonstrate a sound understanding of relevant graduate capabilities and attributes that support success in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM careers by evaluating ones current level of graduate capabilities and attributes and aligning these with employment opportunities.

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