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Drugs in health and disease (6 points)


Leader: Dr Robert Widdop

Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Introduction: historical overview of the use of drugs to treat disease. Principles underlying the safe and effective use of drugs for the maintenance of health and the treatment of disease. Pharmacological properties of drug classes used to treat respiratory, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal disorders. Evidence-based drug therapy: the importance of statistical and epidemiological concepts. Pharmacological approaches to the study of existing and novel compounds will be reinforced in laboratory sessions.

Assessment: Examination (2-hours): 55% + Essay (1000 words): 15% + Laboratory work and written reports: 15% + Test (1 hour): 15%

Contact Hours: Four 1-hour lectures and three hours of laboratory or self-directed learning/ tutorial per week in weeks 7-12

Prerequisites: Two of PHA2022, PHY2011, PHY2021, PHY2032 or BMS2031

Corequisites: PHA3011

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