Drug Therapy (Advanced) (PCOL3921)


This unit will consist of the same lecture series as PCOL3021. The tutorials and practical sessions will extend the work provided in PCOL321 to challenge deeper learning in the effect of drug therapy on pathophysiology of chronic diseases.

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Further unit of study information


Two 1 hour lectures per week, three 2 hour tutorials-advanced material, three 3 hour practicals, elective project (equivalent to four 3 hour practicals, preference given for laboratory-based project).


One 2 hour exam, two lecture tests, practical assignment 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


An average mark of 75 in (PCOL2011 and PCOL2012) or (BMED2401 and 12 additional credit points of BMED240X)


PCOL3902 or PCOL3002 or PCOL3021 

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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.