PP2150 - Introduction to Medical Pharmacology
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
The general principles of drug action, focussing on the major targets for drug action,
drug-receptor interactions, chemotherapy, drug design, pharmacognosy and drug screening,
toxicology and measurements in pharmacology.
- describe the approaches to the development of new pharmaceutical agents, including
drug design, drug screening and natural product pharmacology;
- understand how drug treatments may be aimed at specific targets, increasing the efficacy
of treatment and reducing side effects;
- describe how drugs are able to affect the functioning of living systems;
- describe the principles of selective toxicity and the development of antibacterial,
antiviral, antifungal and cancer chemotherapy agents;
- explore the rationale behind drug formulations and different routes of administration,
the time course of drug action, drug metabolism and toxicology.
- Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (60%) - Individual
- Written > Literature review - (30%) - Individual
- Written > Proposal - (10%) - Individual.
Special Assessment Requirements
Achieve an overall percentage of 50% or more; Achieve a minimum of 50% for the final
Study Period 2,
|Census Date 26-Aug-2021
||Professor Zoltan Sarnyai.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 36 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
- 24 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
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