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.
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
|Coordinator||Doctor Vanni Caruso|
|Available as an elective?|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe the principles of drug action and the pharmacological concepts involved in variability of drug response, drug interactions and drug toxicity.
- Explain the principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and discuss factors that influence the routes of administration and dosing regimens.
- Describe the mechanism of action, adverse effects and clinical use of commonly prescribed therapeutic agents.
- Effectively search, evaluate, and communicate drug information and related literature.
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- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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PrerequisitesCZZ101 and CZZ102
Online learning resources (equivalent to 2 hours of activity per week) and 2 x 2hr workshops weekly
|Assessment||In class test (10%)|Written test (30%)|Written test - Final Exam (60%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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