Drug Therapy (Advanced) (PCOL3921)

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, diabetes and cancer. 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

Classes

Two 1 hour lectures per week, four 2 hour advanced tutorials, two 3 hour practical/computer laboratories, elective project (equivalent to three 4 hour practicals), one 2 hour elective project oral presentation session.

Assessment

One 2 hour exam, on-line tests, tutorial and practical assignments and elective project (100%)

Textbooks

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?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Average grade Distinction in PCOL2011 and PCOL2012. For BMedSc: Distinction average in 18 credit points of BMED units including BMED2401 or (BMED2801 and BMED2802).

Prohibitions

PCOL3902, PCOL3002, PCOL3021

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

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.

Cross-institutional study

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.