BTH3960 - Interdisciplinary advanced practical in pharmacology and chemistry - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Katya Pas


Associate Professor Lisa Martin
Dr Elizabeth Davis

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


CHM2911 and CHM2922 with a grade point average of at least 70; PHA3011 and PHA3021 with a grade point average of at least 70; and at least 12 points of level three chemistry.


At least 18 points of level three chemistry (including the prerequisite 12 points) and PHA3042


Course convenor approval is required to take either CHM3990 or PHA3990 with BTH3960


This unit allows students to develop laboratory research skills in the interdisciplinary field of pharmacological chemistry. Students will undertake a laboratory project involving both chemistry and pharmacology and will spend time in both chemistry and pharmacology laboratories.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Design and conduct experiments;
  2. Identify, use and critically evaluate research literature;
  3. Conduct interdisciplinary projects composed of chemistry and pharmacology;
  4. Implement safe working practices with chemicals, radio-isotopes, and biological materials;
  5. Make oral presentations and write reports covering both chemistry and pharmacology.


Written reports: 80%

Oral reports: 20%

Workload requirements

Six hours of supervised laboratory work and six hours of self-directed study

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