PHARMACOLOGY A

PHA2PGA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will be introduced to physiological control and the body systems involved in control and the relevant pharmacology. 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.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChristine Kettle

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesBIO1OOS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Rang and Dale's Pharmacology

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRang, HP, et al

Year2012

Edition/Volume7TH EDITION

PublisherCHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE, EDINBURGH

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Vander's Human Physiology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWidmaier, EP, Raff, H & Strang, KT

Year2011

Edition/Volume12TH ED, 11TH EDITION IS ALSO ACCEPTABLE

PublisherMCGRAW HILL, BOSTON

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Practical Manual

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLa Trobe University

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PublisherLa Trobe University

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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. Explain how drugs may interact at the pharmaceutical, pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and physiological phase
02. Explain how drugs interact at the cellular level to alter the operations of the nervous and endocrine systems.
03. Critically review aspects of drug interactions with human physiology; using safe and ethical practices.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristine Kettle

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
Six 3.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Practical interview (500-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
2 Hour Examination (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Mid semester test (300-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Assignments (1,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2
Online quizzes (250-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristine Kettle

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 11 - 22
One 3.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 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.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h workshop 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

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Practical interview (500-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
2 Hour Examination (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Mid semester test (300-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Assignments (1,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2
Online quizzes (250-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2