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This unit is designed to introduce students to pharmacology, which is the field of science concerned with the effect of drugs on living organisms. The knowledge of pharmacology is fundamental to the safe and effective use of medicines by health professionals. This unit provides students with an understanding of important pharmacological concepts in the treatment of specific diseases. Emphasis is given to the clinical application of pharmacology in the management of disease through a series of case-based workshops. CSA230 Pharmacology and CSA231 Pharmacology are taught as two distinct interconnected units.

Summary 2021

Unit name Pharmacology
Unit code CSA230
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy

Dr Vanni Caruso

Teaching staff

Dr Nicole Bye and Mr Cameron Randall

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



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About Census Dates




CZZ101 and CZZ102


Teaching Pattern

Online learning resources (equivalent to 2 hours of activity per week) and 2 x 2hr workshops weekly


In class tests (10%), 1x 50 min Mid-Sem written exam (30%), 1x 2 hr end of semester written exam (60%).

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