Introductory Pharmacology

Course code HUBS2203Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

This course provides students with knowledge of the basic mechanisms underlying the action of drugs on the body systems and with specialist knowledge of applied pharmacology and the rational use of medicines.

This course cannot count as credit for HUBS3205 Human Pharmacology nor as an elective course in the Biomedical Science program.

Available in 2015

On-Line from CallaghanSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesThe student should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
The basic concepts of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics.
The pharmacology of drugs that act on the body systems
The pharmacology of chemotherapeutic and antimicrobial agents.
ContentThe course will cover five major areas:
Introduction to the basic concepts of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics.
The pharmacology of drugs that act on the body systems (e.g. Cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, autonomic and central nervous systems).
The pharmacology of chemotherapeutic and antimicrobial agents.
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: On-lineAssessment will include in semester online MCQ tests.
Examination: FormalEnd of semester examination

Students must pass the final exam in order to pass the course overall.
Other: (please specify)Compulsory Course Component: Students must pass the formal examination in order to pass the course overall.
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentThe formal examination component will test a student's competency in one or more of the course learning objectives so students must pass the final examination and pass overall.
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents enrolled in B Biomedical Science (10986) are NOT permitted to enrol in HUBS2203.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HUBS2203