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Area/Catalogue
PHAR 2021

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
157241

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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 provide students with knowledge of the pathophysiology of selected organ systems and the mechanisms of action of therapeutic agents used to treat disorders of these systems.

Course content

The underlying physiology of brain circuits, CNS neurotransmitters and receptors; neurological and psychiatric disorders; drugs with abuse potential, including lifestyle drugs such as performance-enhancing drugs. The pharmacology of drugs relevant to endocrine and gastrointestinal disorders; metabolism of carbohydrates.

Textbook(s)

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

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
PHAR 2019 Fundamentals of Pharmacology
Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
PHAR 2019 Fundamentals of Pharmacology

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 1 x 3 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 x 1 hour x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1 x 3 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 x 1 hour x 12 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% 30 minutes
Test - 25% 50 minutes
Examination - 60% 3 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Test - 15% 30 minutes
Test - 25% 50 minutes
Examination - 60% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
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

Degrees this course is offered in

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