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Modern Therapeutics and Medical Devices - PCOL5102

Year - 2020

This unit of study develops knowledge in current state-of-the-art therapeutic technologies. The principles of mode of action are investigated, along with methods of manufacture and registration. The unit is targeted at people already in or interested in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries, and advisors in the regulatory sector. It covers 4 core areas of regulation in Australia: (1) biologicals and personalised medicine, (2) cell based products, (3) medical devices and (4) classical formulations. The principles that underpin these innovative therapies are covered in terms of development, targeting and manufacture along with the application of genomics in personalised medicine. Students will investigate the processes of manufacture, verification and validation testing to ensure regulations are met. The emerging area of cellular immunotherapy for cancer treatment will be discussed. Students will gain knowledge of the different types of therapies within this space. Case studies will be evaluated, including the challenges associated with bringing these therapies and devices to market. Classical formulations (i.e. oral, respiratory and injectable dosage forms) will be covered and advances within the field such as regulation of nanotechnology will also be discussed.

online lectures, podcasts, discussion boards, webinars

online quizzes (20%), short answer questions (20%), written assignments (30%), case study (15%), recorded presentation and discussion (15%)

online readings and other learning recourses will be provided.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2 Early

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Hui Xin Ong & Dr Rania Salama
HECS Band: 2
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