|Course code HUBS3205||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty 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
|Objectives||1.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.
|Content||This course will cover topics such as|
1. Review fundamental pharmacology concepts
2. Drug targets
3. Drug-receptor interactions
4. Drug development and evaluation
6. Chemical mediators in pharmacology
7. Chemotherapeutic drugs
9. Autonomic pharmacology
10. Central nervous system pharmacology
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
|Transition||2007: There are no repeating students from HUBS2208.|
|Assumed Knowledge||1st and 2nd year Biomedical Science program|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: 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
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for HUBS3205|