PHRM20001 Pharmacology: How Drugs Work
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Lectures, 3x weekly; Tutorials / workshops (1 hr) 6 / semester; Practicals (3hr) 2 / semester (total contact hours: 48) |
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Students should have successfully completed level 1 subjects in Chemistry AND Biology (combined value of 37.5 points).
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|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
This subject cannot be taken if credit has been previously obtained for 534-201 Fundamentals of Pharmacology.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Richard Hughes, Dr Graham Mackay
Dr Graham MacKay:
Assoc Prof Richard Hughes
|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. This 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.
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This subject has a practical component. Completion of 80% of the practicals, and practical-related exercises, is a hurdle requirement.
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Course manual (provided)
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Although there are no prescribed textbooks for Pharmacology the following textbooks are
Harvey: Pharmacology, 4th edition. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins
Rang, Dale, Ritter, Flower and Henderson, Pharmacology, 7th edition. Churchill Livingstone
Katzung, Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 12th edition. Lange
Golan, Principles of Pharmacology, (3rd edition). Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.
Neal, Medical Pharmacology at a Glance (7th edition). Blackwell. (revision purposes)
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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.
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|Generic Skills:|| |
By the end of this subject students should have:
and developed skills in
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.
|Medicinal Chemistry |
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED