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Pharmacology (2 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Roger King

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: General principles of pharmacology. Phases and sites of drug action (pharmaceutic, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic). Binding. Concentration response curves, potency, efficacy. Pharmacokinetics. Drug administration. Absorption. Distribution. Elimination. Introduction to toxicology. Contrast media, general principles, x-ray uses, product quality, risks, prevention and treatment of reactions. Contrast media for magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound. Properties and effects of general anaesthetics, neuromuscular blocking drugs, local anaesthetics and sedatives, drugs used for the treatment of anxiety and for modification of gastrointestinal activity in radiographic procedures.

Assessment: One written examination (1.5 hours): 75% + One written assignment: 25%

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