|Student Contribution Band:||Band 4|
|Administered by:||School of Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences|
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). Approaches to the development of new pharmaceutical agents, including pharmacognosy, rational drug design and high-throughput screening are also introduced.
|Prerequisites:||CH1001 and PC1005|
|Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal|
|Census Date 22-Mar-2012|
|Coordinator:||Assoc. Professor Michael Oelgemoeller|
|Lecturers:||Professor Beverley Glass, Dr Winnie Lee, Assoc. Professor Bruce Bowden, <Person not found>.|
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (70%); laboratory performance and reports (30%).|
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.