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Pharmacology for Health Professionals (10293.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Pharmacy

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Syllabus

This unit will provide students with the knowledge and understanding of pharmacology and the effects that drug interactions have on different physiological systems.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics;

2. Describe the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the major classes of drugs and their effects on different physiological systems; and

3. Describe the pharmaceutical agents utilised in treating eye conditions.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

4 hours per week, consisting of 2 hour lecture and 2 hour tutorial/practical.

Prerequisites

Systemic Anatomy and Physiology , 6529, and Ocular Anatomy and Physiology, 10285.

Corequisites

Must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Vision Science, 372JA.


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