|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Medicine & Dentistry|
A thorough understanding of pharmacological principles is essential for pharmacists to understand how drugs work, and to allow them to make clinical decisions on behalf of patients to ensure the safety and efficacy of their therapy. Key mechanisms of normal cellular messaging and other introductory concepts will lead into a thorough exploration of important pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic principles. These principles are reinforced by applying them to clinical situations including conducting relevant calculations. Students will also examine the implication of genetics in pharmacy practice, focusing on how inter-patient genetic variation results in variable individual responses to pharmacological therapy. This subject will also introduce the student to the emerging field of in-pharmacy genetic testing and subsequent counselling of patients regarding the results.
|Prerequisites:||BM1000 AND PC1001 AND PC1002 AND CH1001 AND PC1103|
|Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1|
|Census Date 25-Mar-2021|
|Coordinator:||Dr Robi Islam|
|Lecturers:||Dr Margaret Jordan, Dr John Smithson.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
Note: 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 official information.