Drug Therapy (PCOL3021)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of study builds on pharmacological knowledge acquired in the intermediate PCOL and BMED units of study with a major emphasis on gaining an understanding of the scientific basis of drug use i.e. the rationale behind drug therapy. Lecture topics, tutorials and laboratory sessions cover drug treatment of arthritis and asthma, cardiovascular disorders, microbial infections, cancer, diabetes and protein misfolding disorders. New approaches to the development and delivery of therapeutics are also introduced. Elective projects relate to current research areas in Pharmacology.
Further unit of study information
Two 1 hour lectures per week, four 2 hour tutorials, two 3 hour practicals, elective project (equivalent to four 3 hour practicals), and one presentation session.
One 2 hour exam, on-line tests, tutorial and practical assignments and elective project (100%)
Rang & Dale's Pharmacology, 7th edn; Drs. Humphrey P. Rang, Maureen M. Dale, James M. Ritter, Rod Flower, and Graeme Henderson (Churchill Livingstone).
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
PCOL2011 and PCOL2012. For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED including BMED2401 or (BMED2801 and BMED2802).
PCOL3002 or PCOL3902 or PCOL3921
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.