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VPS1102 - Pharmaceutical Biology

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Victorian College of Pharmacy

Leader: Professor Colin Pouton


Parkville Second semester 2007 (Day)


Students are expected to develop:

  1. An understanding of the basic concepts of cell physiology, genetics and genomics
  2. An understanding of statistical methods as used in experimental pharmaceutical science, and study of public health.
  3. An appreciation of the science which underpins the identification of new targets for drug discovery.


Examination: 80% (3 hours), Practical work and other tests: 20%

Contact hours

24 lectures, 9 hours of tutorials and 15 hours practical work. Successful completion of this unit will require participants to allocate an average of 6 hours per week for 12 weeks (a total of 72 hours per study period).