Course Title: Integrative Pharmacology - Chemotherapeutics

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Integrative Pharmacology - Chemotherapeutics

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ONPS2477

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2013

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

ONPS 2441 Principles of Pharmacology I
 


Course Description

This is an integrated course covering antimicrobial and antineoplastic chemotherapy. It focuses on understanding disease processes and the rationale for drug therapy as well as describing the range of therapeutic strategies. It also explores factors that affect adverse events in this therapeutic area.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to describe:
● the pathology and presentation of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic illnesses,
● the mode of action and toxicity of the major classes of drugs used to treat these illnesses,
● the pathology and presentation of the main solid and haematological tumours,
● the mode of action and toxicity of the major classes of drugs used in antineoplastic chemotherapy
 


This course is intended to develop the following program level outcomes:

  • develop a broad and coherent body of knowledge of therapeutic agents used to treat microbial disease and cancer
  • demonstrate problem solving skills within the context of therapeutic agents used to treat microbial disease and cancer
  • demonstrate communication and research skills in the context of therapeutic agents used to treat microbial disease and cancer


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning experience is primarily face-to-face in lectures and theory or case-based tutorial-workshops.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

You have access to course materials on the online RMIT Learning Hub (myRMIT), lecture notes, workshop cases and external internet links and access to RMIT Library online and hard copy resources.

 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed through tests held during semester, the end-of-semester exam and tutorial-workshop performance which may include written work and oral presentations