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Area/Catalogue
PHAR 3017

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101447

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

To introduce students to the concept of mathematical modelling in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, its role in understanding patient response to drug treatment and to illustrate how this information can be used to inform decisions during drug development programs.

Course content

The theoretical aspects pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modelling of in vivo and in vitro data; Linear and Nonlinear models, compartmental modelling and non-compartmental analysis of pharmacokinetic data, empirical and physiological models, population models; Selection and validation of models, and their use to simulate outcomes which will assist in future study design; Methods employed to identify factors which might explain variability in drug response between individuals and how these can be incorporated into a model; Use of models to inform decisions during drug development programs.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
PHAR 2006 Pharmacokinetics and Biopharmaceutics

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Computer Practical 2 hours 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 N/A 15% 50 minutes
Written Test N/A 25% 1 hour
Develop a written Pharmacokinetic model 5000 words 60% N/A

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
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Degrees this course is offered in

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