School Of Biomedical And Health Science

PharmacologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300505.1


Student Contribution Band: NP

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Srinivas Nammi

Assumed Knowledge
Assumed knowledge equivalent to 300320 - Introduction to Human Physiology or 300323 - Pathological Basis of Disease

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
Pharmacology is the study of the therapeutic interactions of drugs with the human body, focusing on the drug's mechanisms of action at the biochemical and cellular level, on adverse reactions and on clinical applications. The aim of this unit is to provide students with a sound understanding of fundamental aspects of this field to prepare for further study of advanced pharmacology or other biomedical sciences. The general principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics will be discussed in detail. This will be followed by the discussions of the major drug categories that affect different organ systems. Research methods in pharmacology and drug development process will also be introduced.

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