Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Lectures, 3x weekly; Tutorials / workshops (1 hr) 6 / semester; Practicals (3hr) 2 / semester (total contact hours: 48) |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Students should have successfully completed level 1 subjects in Chemistry AND Biology (combined value of 37.5 points).
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||This subject cannot be taken if credit has been previously obtained for 534-201 Fundamentals of Pharmacology.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. |
This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit:
CoordinatorDr Graham Mackay
Dr Graham MacKay:
Dr Jane Ward:
Ms Hong Nguyen
|Subject Overview:||Pharmacology is an exciting discipline that provides insight into the mechanisms of action and beneficial and unwanted effects of drugs in the body. This is achieved by integrating knowledge from a range of biosciences including how the body works in health and disease. his subject uses specific examples of instantly recognizable and newly developed drugs to demonstrate how pharmacologists identify drug targets, design new drugs and test their therapeutic effectiveness.|
This is a laboratory-based subject. Attendance and participation in 80% of the practicals is a hurdle requirement.
|Prescribed Texts:||Course manual (provided)|
Although there are no prescribed textbooks for Pharmacology the following textbooks are recommended. All are available in the Brownless library.
Howland: Pharmacology, 3rd edition. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins
Rang, Dale and Ritter, Pharmacology, 6th edition. Churchill Livingstone
Katzung, Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 10th edition. Appleton and Lange
Golan, Principles of Pharmacology, (2nd edition). Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.
Neal, Medical Pharmacology at a Glance (5th edition). Blackwell. (revision purposes)
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||By the end of this subject students should have: |
This subject is available to students enrolled in the BSc, Biomedicine degree.
Special requirements: laboratory coat.
Experiments involving the use of animals are an essential part of this subject; exemption is not possible.
Bachelor of Science |
Science credit subjects* for pre-2008 BSc, BASc and combined degree science courses |
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