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Area/Catalogue
PHAR 2022

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
157222

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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 owner

Course owner
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Course aim

To develop an understanding the pathophysiology of selected disorders and the modification of these processes through manipulation of pharmacological pathways.

Course content

The pathophysiology and pharmacology relevant to infectious diseases including; microbial structure and pathogenesis, anti-infective agents and their spectrum of activity, and the mechanisms of drug resistance.

The principles immunization, types of vaccines and the application to vaccine preventable diseases.

The pathophysiology and pharmacology relevant to the immune system and autoimmune diseases including; rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis) and

The pathophysiology and pharmacology relevant to cancer including; processes of mutagenesis, carcinogenesis, cytotoxic chemotherapy drugs, targeted cancer therapies and specific supportive care to manage associated toxicities (G-CSF)


Textbook(s)

Bryant, B.J. and Knights, K.M. 2011, Pharmacology for Health Professionals, Current Edition, Elsevier, Chatwoods

Rang, HP, Dale MM, Ritter JM, Flower RJ and Henderson G 2012, Rang and Dale's Pharmacology, Current Edition, Elsevier, Edinburgh

Prerequisite(s)

Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 1
BIOL 1049 Human Physiology 100
BIOL 1050 Human Physiology 101
Group 2
BIOL 1007 Biology A
BIOL 1012 Biology B

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 3 x 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 x 1 hour x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 3 x 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 x 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 - 15% 40 minutes
Test - 25% 40 minutes
Examination - 60% 2 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Test - 15% 40 minutes
Test - 25% 40 minutes
Examination - 60% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* 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

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