School Of Science And Health

Molecular PharmacokineticsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300912.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
300475 - Molecular Pharmacokinetics

300849 Physical Chemistry

About this Unit
Molecular Pharmacokinetics builds on the fundamental chemical kinetic principles learnt in Physical Chemistry and extends them to the study of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination of pharmaceutical drugs in human body. Upon completing this unit, students will gain a firm understanding of why the pharmacokinetic behaviour of a drug can be fully described by two key pharmacokinetic parameters (i.e. clearance and volume of distribution) and why the absorption rate of a drug can be predicted by examining its chemical structural features alone. Students will also gain the capability of designing dosage regimens for simplified pharmacokinetic scenarios and extracting important kinetic information from plasma drug concentration versus time data obtained experimentally.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students are required to have a laboratory coat and safety glasses.

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