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Area/Catalogue
PHAR 2006

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
010951

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

To apply prior knowledge of the absorption, distribution and elimination of drugs in the design and evaluation of the dosage regimens of drugs

Course content

Overview of the time-course of drugs in the body. Calculation and interpretation of pharmacokinetic parameters. Pharmacokinetic processes of absorption, distribution and clearance and their physiological determinants. Mechanisms for the genetic and environmental basis for inter-subject differences in the metabolism and transport of drugs in the body. Metabolite kinetics. Non-linear pharmacokinetics. Pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic relationships. Therapeutic regimens and dosage adjustments in disease states, in the young and in the elderly. Pharmacokinetic drug interactions. Bioavailability and bioequivalence. Evaluation of the biopharmaceutical performance of dosage forms.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Specific program
Program Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
IBPA BIOL 1007 Molecules to Tissues A
IBPA BIOL 1012 Molecules to Tissues B
IBPH BIOL 1049 Human Physiology 100
IBPH BIOL 1050 Human Physiology 101

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Test 1 hour 10% -
Test 1 hour 25% -
Written examination 2 hours 65% -
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Test 1 hour 10% -
Test 1 hour 25% -
Written examination 2 hours 65% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Degrees this course is offered in

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