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Systems Pharmacology 1 PG (9410.2)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Pharmacy


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  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (191844) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (179923) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164047) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (154577) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (145279) - View

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This unit begins to investigate the underlying biochemistry, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and toxicology of drugs and how this impacts on living systems.

This unit is co-taught with 9005 Systems Pharmacology 1.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the theory underlying pharmacology for drugs targeting disease;

2. Explain the mechanisms of action and resulting physiological effects for commonly used drugs informed by current literature;

3. Understand the biochemical basis and impact of adverse effects of drugs on the body; and

4. Integrate current published research with taught material.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

1.5 hour lecture and 3 hour tutorial/workshop/practical




9400 Clinical Therapeutics 1 G AND 9405 Pharmacy Practice 1 G

Assumed Knowledge

Undergraduate introductory pharmacology; Undergraduate microbiology; Undergraduate biochemistry.

Incompatible Units

Restrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed undergraduate unit 9005 Systems Pharmacology 1.

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