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Applied Pharmacology for Medical Scientists CSA317


This unit is an elective option within the Medical Science Major within the Bachelor of Medical Research. It is designed to for students who have completed introductory pharmacology modules in Year 2 of the course. In this unit, students will extend their knowledge of the pharmacology concepts. A sound understanding of pharmacology is essential for the identification of new therapeutic targets and increasing our understanding of human physiology. Application of pharmacological principles has become increasingly important in understanding the problems associated with the use of medicines in society and improving medication safety.


Unit name Applied Pharmacology for Medical Scientists
Unit code CSA317
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy
Coordinator Doctor Renee Ross
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • Develop and integrate knowledge of pharmacological concepts with a sound understanding of the mechanisms of disease and an understanding of the aetiology, epidemiological, and related public health issues.
  • Discuss how research in pharmacology has contributed to an understanding of normal physiology and disease processes, disease risk and principles of disease prevention and management.
  • Apply pharmacological concepts to problem-solve and critically evaluate research data and analyse information relevant to medical research.
  • Communicate scientific information in various forms to a broad audience.
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