PC2001 - Molecular Basis of Therapeutics 2
|Student Contribution Band:
Available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy.
This subject provides an introduction to the disciplines of pharmacology and medicinal
chemistry. It addresses the nature of chemical communication in the body, including
the diversity of chemical messengers, their biosynthesis and release. The main targets
for drug action, that is receptors, ion channels, enzymes and carrier molecules are
examined, together with the way in which chemical agents are able to alter the function
of these protein molecules. The subject also focuses on the principles of selective
toxicity and the development of antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and cancer chemotherapy
- how drug treatments may be aimed at specific targets, increasing the efficacy of treatment
and reducing side effects;
- how functional proteins, that is receptors, ion channels, enzymes and carrier molecules,
represent a major target for the action of pharmaceutical agents;
- the nature of chemical communication within the body, including the biosynthesis and
release of chemical messengers;
- the principles of selective toxicity and the action of antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal
and cancer chemotherapy agents.
||CH1001 and PC1005
|BC2024 and PP3150
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
||Dr Elecia Johnston
||Mr Ray Layton, Professor Alan Baxter, Professor Ludwig Lopata, Dr Anupama Bangara Kulur, Dr Elecia Johnston, <Person not found>.
- 36 hours lectures
- 6 hours tutorials
- 24 hours practicals
||end of semester exam (60%); quizzes or tests (10%); assignments (30%).
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