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Drugs and society (6 points)


Leader: Dr Elizabeth Davis

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Introduction to pharmacological principles underlying the action of drugs, drug absorption, distribution, excretion and metabolism. Specific examples of drugs used for therapeutic and social reasons; social issues of drug use; how drugs are discovered and taken from the bench to the marketplace.

Assessment: Written examination: 40% + Test: 15% + Written assignment (2000 words): 15% + Laboratory work: 15% + Student debate: 15%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures per week and three hours of laboratory or self-directed learning/ tutorial per week

Prerequisites: BIO1011, BIO1022 or BMS1021 + Recommended: PHY2011 and/or BCH2011 or BMS2031

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