Course Title: Drug Research and Development

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Drug Research and Development

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ONPS2305

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

ONPS2305

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Professor Emilio Badoer

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7081

Course Coordinator Email: emilio.badoer@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

ONPS2441 Principles in Pharmacology 1 and ONPS2443 Principles in Pharmacology 1 are required prior study. Students who have not successfully completed the prerequisites must withdraw, or will be withdrawn if they incorrectly enrol in this course.


Course Description

The primary focus of the course is on pharmaceutical drug research and development, and drug safety and toxicity testing. This course also provides an awareness of the ethical issues and experimental design involved in preclinical drug testing.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for Pharmaceutical Sciences:

  • Critically analyse and solve scientific problems (PLO2)
  • Communication and teamwork (PLO3)
  • Investigation and analysis (PLO 4)


 

On satisfactorily completing the course it is intended that you should be able to:

  1. Search, review and critically analyse the scientific literature in the field and have an overview of the drug discovery process
  2. Work effectively in a team environment.
  3. Advance arguments and develop skills in public speaking.
  4. Negotiate ethical issues associated with drug testing


Overview of Learning Activities

The course includes lectures and interactive learning sessions to provide you with knowledge in the drug discovery process. Components of the work are designed to alert you to the vital role of scientific research in pharmacology. You are encouraged to develop your critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

You will undertake the equivalent of 5 hours per week for one semester, comprising lecture and workshop sessions, along with online activities. In addition you can expect to spend a minimum of five 5 hours per week in independent study.


Overview of Learning Resources

You have access to course materials on the online course webpage accessed via myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit), and these may include digitised reading material, lecture notes, external internet links and access to the RMIT Library online and hardcopy resources.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment activities are conducted throughout the semester so that you can review and evaluate your progress and ability to demonstrate that you adequately understand the material presented.

☒This course has no hurdle requirements.

 

Assessment tasks

Assessment Task 1: Workshop presentations and Literature Analysis

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1 and 3

Assessment Task 2: Written essay and Debate

Weighting 25%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Assessment 3: Preclinical Scenario Report and Role Play

Weighting 30% 

This assessment supports CLOs 1, 2 & 4

Assessment 4: In Semester Test

Weighting 15%

This assessment task supports CLO 1