We all know someone who is being treated with medicines for a major medical condition. So how do drugs work to treat or prevent medical conditions now and in the future? In this unit of study, you will examine these questions relating to six of the main medical challenges affecting the human body and discuss where improvements in treatment are needed. You will explore a range of pharmacotherapeutic options currently available and in development. You will have the opportunity to research and apply your knowledge and understanding to unresolved health-related problems through laboratory- and problem-based tutorials, and explore molecular mechanisms through 3D printing experiments and visualisation tools. By undertaking this unit you will develop your disciplinary expertise in pharmacology and further your skills in critical thinking, problem solving, communication, digital literacy, teamwork and interdisciplinary effectiveness. This unit of study is highly recommended for students interested in pursuing a career in medicine and allied health professions (e.g. nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, dentistry) and medical research pathways.
|An average mark of 70 or above in [(BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1) or (BIOL1XX3 or BIOL1XX8 or MEDS1X01)] and (CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903)|
|PCOL2012 or PCOL2022 or PCOL2555|
|Fundamentals of pharmacology including pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics and molecular pharmacology, for example, as taught in PCOL2011 or PCOL2021 or MEDS2002 or (BMED2401 and BMED2405)|
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