PC2002 - Molecular Basis of Therapeutics 3
|Student Contribution Band:
Available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Pharmacy.
This subject builds upon the fundamental concepts of pharmacology and medicinal chemistry
introduced in the first year of the Pharmacy program. It deals with the concepts of
pharmacokinetics, including the mechanisms of drug metabolism and excretion. The subject
also introduces the basic principles of toxicology. The importance of chemical analysis
in relation to drug development, forensic science, drug testing and clinical diagnosis
is examined. Specific topics to be covered include instrumental methods of analysis
and structure determination (particularly NMR, chromatographic separation techniques
(HPLC and GLC, thermal analysis methods (DSC and TGA) and Vibrational Spectroscopic
techniques (FTIR and Raman spectroscopy) and X-ray powder diffraction. Approaches
to the development of new pharmaceutical agents, including pharmacognosy, rational
drug design and high-throughput screening are also introduced.
- current approaches to the development of new pharmaceutical agents, including rational
drug design, drug screening and natural product pharmacology;
- the basic principles of toxicology, including the role of the liver in drug and xenobiotic
- the manner in which drugs are handled by the body (pharmacokinetics), including the
mechanisms of drug metabolism and excretion;
- the role of chemical analysis in drug development, forensic science, drug testing
and clinical diagnosis.
||CH1001 and PC1005
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Dr Ioana Bowden
||Dr Chris Glasson, Assoc. Professor Michael Oelgemoeller, Dr George Vamvounis, Assoc. Professor Bruce Bowden, Dr Ioana Bowden.
- 36 hours lectures
- 3 hours tutorials
- 12 hours practicals
||end of semester exam (70%); laboratory performance and reports (30%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest