Pharmacology

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PHARMACOLOGY (HONOURS)

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) (Pharmacology) requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework core units, and
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours research project units

Honours Coursework Core

SOMS4101 Research Skills for Medical Sciences

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Daniel Johnstone, Michael Murray, Paul Austin Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2-hr introduction to research skills lecture/seminar, 2-hr experimental design workshop, 4-hr research techniques workshop, 12 x 1-hr/week research seminars, 12-hrs of research evaluation skills workshops, 2-hr research ethics and integrity workshop Assessment: research techniques and experimental design (20%), research seminars (20%), research evaluation skills 1 (oral; 20%), research evaluation skills 2 (literature evaluation; 20%), research ethics and integrity (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Research in the medical sciences tackles the challenges to our bodies' health and wellbeing by investigating the causes of these challenges, how they manifest, and how they might be ameliorated. To successfully tackle these challenges medical science researchers need to be equipped with a toolkit of core transferable research skills. In this unit you will be challenged to identify, access, organise and critically appraise medical science literature in developing a rationale of your own individual research question. You will investigate how you will prosecute your research questions in group-based workshops that demonstrate a broad range of "types" of research questions, the nuances of your design and the appropriate biometrical approaches used to evaluate them. You will complete scenario-based workshops on research integrity and research data management that will instil professionalism in research enquiry. A number of theoretical and practical immersive workshops provided by core research facilities of the Bosch Institute will provide further understanding of current state of the art methodologies that will then be applied in the development of your research proposal. You will also be challenged with ethical dilemmas that form responsible practice in medical science research. On completing this unit you will have acquired a set of core skills that you can employ in a technical or research and development workplace.
SOMS4102 Communicating Ideas in Biomedical Science

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Philip Poronnik Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1-hr lecture/wk and 1-2hr workshop/wk for 10 weeks Assessment: weekly tweet and statement of purpose (10%), video presentation and podcast (45%), reflective essay (15%), images and story (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Block mode
In a world increasingly inundated with technology, data and pseudoscience, you, as a medical science graduate, have a very special responsibility to society. You are one of the few that can help to inform and explain difficult concepts to the broader community. The most important quality you need to develop is that of a confident communicator of and advocate for biomedical science. This cutting-edge contemporary unit will equip you with the critical thinking skills and tools to be an effective communicator of your biomedical knowledge and experience to non-experts. You will build on the many skills you have already developed in your university study and learn how to explain your 4th year project work in ways that are simple, engaging and effective. You will explore how responsible research and innovation and critical thinking underpins modern biomedical science and how modern social media techniques can facilitate information exchange. You will learn from other biomedical scientists who have successfully created media profiles. You will also learn from subject matter experts and use resources to guide your learning and practice. Your growth in this unit will be determined by the completion of assessments through which you will unpack complex ideas using contemporary communication tools. The skill to explain sophisticated concepts in simple and effective ways is key to success in every area of biomedicine. This unit will equip you with the tools to be effective communicators of biomedicine as you move into careers and post-graduate pathways.
The following units will not run in 2020: SOMS4101, SOMS4102.

Honours Core Research Project

PCOL4103 Pharmacology Honours Project A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Michael Murray Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: individual work supported by the supervisor Assessment: written examination (80%), oral examination (20%) Practical field work: Honours in Pharamcology involves practical laboratory work. Arrangements will vary between students according to their projects. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Pharmacology is the study of the biological actions of drugs and chemicals, their mechanisms of action and how they are used to treat illness. A supervised research project is the core activity of the Honours program and will provide training in advanced scientific methodologies and technical skills. Members of the Discipline of Pharmacology have expertise in neuropharmacology, chemical biology, cancer cell biology, pain and addiction, respiratory pharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, and clinical and experimental toxicology. The Honours project forms the basis of a thesis that is presented for examination at the end of the year. You will be expected to design and carry out experiments, to collect and analyse data, and statistically evaluate your experimental results. Your findings will be interpreted in relation to previous research in the area and the general field in which the work is relevant. On successful completion of the honours project you will also have developed generic attributes of critical thinking and research communication, as well as an in-depth advanced knowledge of your chosen research topic.
PCOL4104 Pharmacology Honours Project B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Michael Murray Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: individual work supported by the supervisor Corequisites: PCOL4103 Assessment: written examination (80%), oral examination (20%) Practical field work: Honours in Pharamcology involves practical laboratory work. Arrangements will vary between students according to their projects. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Pharmacology is the study of the biological actions of drugs and chemicals, their mechanisms of action and how they are used to treat illness. A supervised research project is the core activity of the Honours program and will provide training in advanced scientific methodologies and technical skills. Members of the Discipline of Pharmacology have expertise in neuropharmacology, chemical biology, cancer cell biology, pain and addiction, respiratory pharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, and clinical and experimental toxicology. The Honours project forms the basis of a thesis that is presented for examination at the end of the year. You will be expected to design and carry out experiments, to collect and analyse data, and statistically evaluate your experimental results. Your findings will be interpreted in relation to previous research in the area and the general field in which the work is relevant. On successful completion of the honours project you will also have developed generic attributes of critical thinking and research communication, as well as an in-depth advanced knowledge of your chosen research topic.
PCOL4105 Pharmacology Honours Project C

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Michael Murray Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: individual work supported by the supervisor Corequisites: PCOL4104 Assessment: written examination (80%), oral examination (20%) Practical field work: Honours in Pharamcology involves practical laboratory work. Arrangements will vary between students according to their projects. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Pharmacology is the study of the biological actions of drugs and chemicals, their mechanisms of action and how they are used to treat illness. A supervised research project is the core activity of the Honours program and will provide training in advanced scientific methodologies and technical skills. Members of the Discipline of Pharmacology have expertise in neuropharmacology, chemical biology, cancer cell biology, pain and addiction, respiratory pharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, and clinical and experimental toxicology. The Honours project forms the basis of a thesis that is presented for examination at the end of the year. You will be expected to design and carry out experiments, to collect and analyse data, and statistically evaluate your experimental results. Your findings will be interpreted in relation to previous research in the area and the general field in which the work is relevant. On successful completion of the honours project you will also have developed generic attributes of critical thinking and research communication, as well as an in-depth advanced knowledge of your chosen research topic.
PCOL4106 Pharmacology Honours Project D

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Michael Murray Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: individual work supported by the supervisor Corequisites: PCOL4105 Assessment: written examination (80%), oral examination (20%) Practical field work: Honours in Pharamcology involves practical laboratory work. Arrangements will vary between students according to their projects. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Pharmacology is the study of the biological actions of drugs and chemicals, their mechanisms of action and how they are used to treat illness. A supervised research project is the core activity of the Honours program and will provide training in advanced scientific methodologies and technical skills. Members of the Discipline of Pharmacology have expertise in neuropharmacology, chemical biology, cancer cell biology, pain and addiction, respiratory pharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, and clinical and experimental toxicology. The Honours project forms the basis of a thesis that is presented for examination at the end of the year. You will be expected to design and carry out experiments, to collect and analyse data, and statistically evaluate your experimental results. Your findings will be interpreted in relation to previous research in the area and the general field in which the work is relevant. On successful completion of the honours project you will also have developed generic attributes of critical thinking and research communication, as well as an in-depth advanced knowledge of your chosen research topic.
PCOL4107 Pharmacology Honours Project E

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Michael Murray Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: individual work supported by the supervisor Corequisites: PCOL4106 Assessment: written examination (80%), oral examination (20%) Practical field work: Honours in Pharamcology involves practical laboratory work. Arrangements will vary between students according to their projects. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Pharmacology is the study of the biological actions of drugs and chemicals, their mechanisms of action and how they are used to treat illness. A supervised research project is the core activity of the Honours program and will provide training in advanced scientific methodologies and technical skills. Members of the Discipline of Pharmacology have expertise in neuropharmacology, chemical biology, cancer cell biology, pain and addiction, respiratory pharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, and clinical and experimental toxicology. The Honours project forms the basis of a thesis that is presented for examination at the end of the year. You will be expected to design and carry out experiments, to collect and analyse data, and statistically evaluate your experimental results. Your findings will be interpreted in relation to previous research in the area and the general field in which the work is relevant. On successful completion of the honours project you will also have developed generic attributes of critical thinking and research communication, as well as an in-depth advanced knowledge of your chosen research topic.
PCOL4108 Pharmacology Honours Project F

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Michael Murray Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: individual work supported by the supervisor Corequisites: PCOL4107 Assessment: written examination (80%), oral examination (20%) Practical field work: Honours in Pharamcology involves practical laboratory work. Arrangements will vary between students according to their projects. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Pharmacology is the study of the biological actions of drugs and chemicals, their mechanisms of action and how they are used to treat illness. A supervised research project is the core activity of the Honours program and will provide training in advanced scientific methodologies and technical skills. Members of the Discipline of Pharmacology have expertise in neuropharmacology, chemical biology, cancer cell biology, pain and addiction, respiratory pharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, and clinical and experimental toxicology. The Honours project forms the basis of a thesis that is presented for examination at the end of the year. You will be expected to design and carry out experiments, to collect and analyse data, and statistically evaluate your experimental results. Your findings will be interpreted in relation to previous research in the area and the general field in which the work is relevant. On successful completion of the honours project you will also have developed generic attributes of critical thinking and research communication, as well as an in-depth advanced knowledge of your chosen research topic.