Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
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.
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.
This course will cover topics such as
1. Review fundamental pharmacology concepts
2. Drug targets
3. Drug-receptor interactions
6. Chemical mediators in pharmacology
7. Chemotherapeutic drugs
9. Autonomic pharmacology
10 Cental 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
HUBS2208 Human Pharmacology 10 units
2007: There are no repeating students from HUBS2208.
1st and 2nd year Biomedical Science program
Modes of Delivery
Self Directed Learning
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