Human Pharmacology

Course code HUBS3205Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy

This course will cover fundamental pharmacological principles and the mechanism of actions that govern the therapeutic and safe use of drugs. The focus of the course will be on the pharmacology of drugs acting on systems in the body such as the cardiovascular, endocrine, renal, gastrointestinal tract systems and the central nervous system. Additionally, the mechanism of action of chemotherapeutic drugs will be studied.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1.To develop knowledge in key pharmacological concepts that defines the interaction of drugs with biological systems.
2.To understand the range of endogenous molecular targets for pharmaceutical compounds and their cellular functions.
3.To understand the therapeutic applications and pharmacology of a variety of drug classes affecting the cardiovascular, renal, endocrine, gastrointestinal tract, the immune systems, the central nervous system and of chemotherapeutic drugs.
4.To understand the processes of development of new drugs, preparations and drug delivery systems and the clinical and experimental evaluation of agents and new drugs.
ContentThis course will cover topics such as
1. Review fundamental pharmacology concepts
2. Drug targets
3. Drug-receptor interactions
4. Drug development and evaluation
5. Pharmacokinetics
6. Chemical mediators in pharmacology
7. Chemotherapeutic drugs
8 Immunosuppressants
9. Autonomic pharmacology
10. Central nervous system pharmacology
11. Analgesics
12. Drugs of abuse and pharmacotherapies for withdrawal syndromes
13. Pharmacology of neurodegenerative disorders
14. Drugs for controlling diabetes
15. Reproductive pharmacology
16. Renal Pharmacology
17. Gastrointestinal pharmacology
18. Cardiovascular Pharmacology
Replacing Course(s)Components from
HUBS2208 Human Pharmacology 10 units
Transition2007: There are no repeating students from HUBS2208.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge1st and 2nd year Biomedical Science program
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Tutorial
Computer Lab
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassCourse Learning Objectives 1,2,3
Examination: FormalFormal examination:
Course Learning Objectives 1,2,3,4

Compulsory Course Component: In order to demonstrate that a student has fulfilled course objectives relating to the understanding of the material expounded during lectures students must pass the combined mid-term and formal examination in order to be able to pass the course overall.
Online Learning ActivitiesOnline tests delivered by Blackboard
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Course ComponentIn order to demonstrate that a student has fulfilled course objectives relating to the understanding of the material expounded during lectures students must pass the combined mid-term and formal examination in order to be able to pass the course overall.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for HUBS3205