Courses & Units

Clinical Pharmacokinetics CSA312

Note:

Based on CSA311

Introduction

Studies factors influencing the bioavailability and disposition of drugs, and the application of this information to optimise the therapeutic usefulness of drugs in clinical practice. Particular emphasis is placed on the clinical role of the pharmacist and problem-solving in improving the use of drugs through the practical application of pharmacokinetics, although this information is also applicable to students not completing a pharmacy degree.

Topics include: drug formulation and physiological factors and therapeutic activity; route of administration and bioavailability; bioequivalence; developments in drug delivery; and estimating drug dosage requirements in clinical practice.

Unit objective: (i) to develop a good practical knowledge and understanding of drug absorption with various routes of administration and factors influencing absorption (biopharmaceutics) and (ii) to develop a foundation understanding of the processes of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs, and how these influence dosing regime design and individualisation of dosing (pharmacokinetics). The latter is subsequently studied in more detail in CSA414 Clinical Pharmacokinetics 4.

Summary

Unit name Clinical Pharmacokinetics
Unit code CSA312
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Pharmacy
Teaching staff

Barbara Wimmer

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
2 019907

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Requisites

Students must seek school approval prior to enrolling in this unit. A strong foundation in human biology and pharmacology is required. This unit will cover pharmacokinetic topics with a focus on their application across various pharmacy-related professions.

Co-requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online learning resources (equivalent to 2 hours of activity per week) and1 x 2hr workshop weekly.

Assessment

Written assignment of approximately 1000 words (15%), short in-class tests (10%), 50 min mid-semester test (15%), 2-hr written exam (60%).

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Textbooks

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