Novel Therapeutics (PHAR4813)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit of study aims to expose students to emerging therapeutic and diagnostic biotechnologies. The unit expands on second and third year pharmaceutical science units of study by exploring novel and developing biotechnologies, such as gene therapy, vaccines, DNA arrays, cell therapies, novel diagnostic methods, new drug targets and drugs/therapies as well as clinical development processes. Sources of information for new biotechnology developments will be explored and practical exercises in interpreting and translating this information to patients and other health professionals will be provided. This unit of study will foster necessary skills to prepare pharmacists for their evolving roles associated with the choice, application and monitoring of new biotherapies. The exercises are designed to support the development of generic collaborative skills necessary for project work, such as planning and project management, conflict resolution and written and oral communication skills.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

Up to 30hrs of lectures, 8 x 3hr workshops and up to 40hrs of self directed learning and group work

Assessment

Workshops (20%), written assignment (30%), final exam (50%)

Textbooks

Foye W.O et. al. Principles of Medicinal Chemistry (5th Ed), Williams and Wilkins (2002) Shargel L & Yu ABC Applied Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics (1999) Burton, Evans

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

All third year units of study

Corequisites

PHAR4811, PHAR4812

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