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|Year and Campus:||2009|
Dr Michael Lew
Department of Pharmacology
|Overview:||Pharmacology is the study of the interactions between drugs and living systems, and pharmacologists develop new drugs, determine how drugs act, and utilise drugs to discover the inner workings of cells. The discipline of pharmacology stands at the intersection of many areas of biomedical science and so a major in pharmacology will provide the springboard for a career in a wide array of biomedical research areas and industries. Drugs are essential tools for the practice of medicine so students contemplating clinical careers would be well served by gaining the understanding of the scientific basis of drug action that comes from a pharmacology major. Graduates will gain an in depth understanding of drug actions and a broad appreciation of the scientific process of knowledge acquisition and problem solving.|
|Objectives:||By the end of this major a student will have: |
Fundamentals of Pharmacology is not a prerequisite for a Pharmacology major in the Bachelor of Biomedicine but provides an introduction to the therapeutic use of drugs.
Students will need to complete the following third year level subjects:
Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Plus one subject from:
Or another relevant biomedical science subjects as approved by the Major Coordinator.
NB Complete information on third year level subjects will be available in the 2010 Handbook which will be published late 2009.
Study Period Commencement:
|Links to further information:||http://www.bbiomed.unimelb.edu.au/bachelor_of_biomedicine/course_structure|
Bachelor of Biomedicine |
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