This unit of study examines four important areas of Pharmacology: (1) Principles of drug action in the nervous system; (2) Drug abuse, addiction and analgesia; (3) Drug treatment of allergies and GI disorders; (4) Introduction to drug discovery and development. The delivery of material involves lectures, practicals, computer-aided learning and problem-based workshops. Practical classes provide students with the opportunity of acquiring technical experience and teamwork skills. Problem-based workshops are based on real-life scenarios of drug use in the community. These workshops require students to apply information obtained in lectures and readings in order to 'solve' the problems. Workshop activities will include oral presentations.
Lectures (2x1 hr per week); wet and dry labs (5 x 4 hrs), data analysis tutorials (2 x 2 hrs); workshops (6 x 2 hrs)
In-semester (40%), which consists of 4 x on-line quizzes, 2 x lab reports, 3 x research topics, 1 x oral presentation, end-of-semester examination (60%), which consists of multiple choice and short answer questions
Rang and Dale's Pharmacology, 8th Edition. H. P. Rang, J. M. Ritter, R. J. Flower, and G. Henderson, (Elsevier 2015 ). Medical Pharmacology at a Glance, 7th edn M.J. Neal: (Blackwell Scientific Publications, 2012).
(BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XX1) and PCOL2011
6cp from CHEM1XXXProhibitions