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VCP3042 - Pharmacology II B

3 points, SCA Band 2, 0.063 EFTSL

Undergraduate Victorian College of Pharmacy

Leader: Dr. Sabatino Ventura, Dr. David Taylor


Parkville Second semester 2007 (Day)


The pharmacology of diuretics. Cardiovascular pharmacology. Growth factors. Rheumatoid arthritis. Respiratory pharmacology. Practical classes using in vivo and in vitro experiments, seminars and discussion groups.


At the completion of this unit the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the symptoms of the different cardiovascular disorders
  2. Explain the rationale for prescribing the drugs used in the therapeutic treatment of these disorders
  3. Predict adverse effects of the therapeutic drugs used to treat cardiovascular disorders based on their mechanism of action
  4. Describe the symptoms and treatments of rheumatoid and respiratory disorders


80% of the assessment will be in the end of semester exam. The exam will be in the form of 60 minutes of multiple choice questions and 6 questions requiring approximately 10 minutes of work each. All questions will be aligned to the specific objectives given before each lecture.

15% of the assessment will be in the form of a practical review. The remaining 5% of the assessment will be for practical class participation (assessed via practical class quizzes).

Contact hours

26 lectures and 4 x 3-hour practical classes.


All 2nd year Bachelor of Pharmacy units