Molecular Pathogenesis

Description

Introduces students to the molecular basis of disease 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 - the genetics of disease and the genetics of drug response (pharmacogenomics).

Availability

Callaghan

  • Trimester 1 - 2015
  • Trimester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Have a fundamental understanding of the molecular and basis of disease;

2. Understand the molecular determinants of drug response;

3. Understand the impact of biotherapy on therapeutics, pharmaceutical industry and society; and

4. Gain an understanding of the ethical issues related to the use of personalised medicine and biotherapy.

Content

  1. Introduction to modern molecular medicine including genomics, proteomics and other omics
  2. Pharmacogenomics and personalised pharmacy
  3. Pharmacoinformatics
  4. Systematic molecular approaches to disease and drug responses
  5. Emerging molecular and cell-based therapeutics
  6. Ethical issues arising from the use of personalised medicine and biotherapeutics

Requisite

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.

Assumed Knowledge

PHAR6123 Human Genomics and Biomolecular Analysis for Pharmacy.

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Mid Trimester Exam *

Formal Examination: Final Examination *

Quiz: Tutorial Quizzes *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Quiz: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must obtain a combined mark of 50% the In Term Examination and In Term Tutorial Quizzes to pass this course.
  • In Term Test: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must obtain a combined mark of 50% the In Term Examination and In Term Tutorial Quizzes to pass this course.

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 27 hour(s) per Term

3 hours per week for 9 weeks.

Self-Directed Learning

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks