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Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences (PHAR1812)

Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences provides an introduction to principles underlying pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmaceutics. This provides the foundations for a more detailed study of the chemical characteristics of drug molecules, dosage forms and pharmacokinetics in later years of the Bachelor of Pharmacy. The physicochemical properties of drugs are explored from a pharmaceutical perspective complemented by the study of chemistry. Modules provide an introduction to acid/base and solubility characteristics of drug molecules, drug discovery and development, dosage forms, and fundamental mathematics. Small group work in workshop sessions supports the learning of material introduced in lectures.

Classes
3 x lectures/wk, 1 x 2hr tutorial/wk

Assessment
Written exam (60%), workshop reports (20%), quizzes (10%) and poster presentation (10%)

Textbooks
Basic Pharmaceutical Science Resource Book

Assumed knowledge
HSC Chemistry and 2U Mathematics. Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) and HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February and as a distance course at other times of the year) and Mathematics Bridging Course (offered in February).

Details

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Pharmacy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Census dates shows the latest date to cancel out of a unit*
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Jane Hanrahan
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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