Pharmacogenomics and Personalised Health Care

Course code PHAR4201
Not available in 2015

Description

This course uses the cognitive and technical skills in molecular medicine and pharmacogenomincs learnt over the program to discuss advanced molecular basis of altered health states and drug response. As knowledge of the genetic basis of disease increases so does the opportunities for drug targeting and patient specific-treatments. This course considers the two key elements of the genetics of disease and the genetics of drug response (pharmacogenomics) and their inter-relationship.

Availability

Not currently available.

Learning Outcomes

1. Have an advanced understanding of the molecular basis of disease;

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the molecular determinants of drug response;

3. Discuss the molecular basis of cancer therapeutics;

4. Discuss the impact of biotherapy on therapeutics, pharmaceutical industry and society; and

5. Develop an understanding of the advanced ethical issues related to the use of biotherapy.

Content

  1. Drug targets
  2. Genomics
  3. Proteomics
  4. Pharmacogenetics
  5. Pharmacogenomics
  6. Monoclonal antibody therapeutics
  7. Peptide-based therapeutics
  8. Nucleic Acid therapeutics including anti-sense and gene-therapy
  9. Cell-based therapeutics
  10. SNP analysis
  11. Ethical issues arising from the use of biotherapeutics

Requisites

PHAR4201 Pre-Requisites and requirements for Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) 12328 program.

Assumed Knowledge

HUBS1202 Human Genomics and Biomolecular Analysis.

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Written Exam

Quiz: Online Quizzes

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks