This unit studies factors influencing the bioavailability and disposition of medications,and the application of this information to optimise the quality use of medicines in clinical practice. Particular emphasis is placed on the clinical role of the pharmacist and problem-solving in improving the use of medications through the practical application of pharmacokinetics. This information is also applicable to students not completing a pharmacy degree (e.g. to science-based students who wish to pursue a career in pharmaceutical industry or research).
Clinical Pharmacokinetics: Processes of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of medications; kinetics of intravenous and extravascular dosing, and relevant calculations.
Biopharmaceutics: Concepts of bioavailability and bioequivalence (including generic substitution and biosimilars); factors influencing bioavailability (physiological and pharmaceutical); drug delivery systems and recent developments.
|Unit name||Clinical Pharmacokinetics 3|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Dr Barbara C. Wimmer
Dr Barbara Wimmer
|Available as student elective?||No|
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All Year 1 BPharm units plus CSA230 and CSA231.
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Online learning resources (equivalent to 2 hours of activity per week) and1 x 2hr workshop weekly.
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