Course Title: Pharmacology of Therapeutic Agents 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Pharmacology of Therapeutic Agents 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ONPS2494

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

160H Medical Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

ONPS2494

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Celine Valery

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7482

Course Coordinator Email: celine.valery@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.09.006


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 Students who have not successfully completed the prerequisites must withdraw, or will be withdrawn if they incorrectly enrol in this course.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

This course examines the pharmacology of therapeutic agents relevant to chemotherapeutics, inflammation and infection and neurological and affective disorders. You will consider the human immune and inflammatory response as well as the neurological systems in both health and disease to underpin an understanding of the pharmacotherapy of common disorders. The course focuses on understanding the rationale for drug therapy as well as describing the range of therapeutic strategies. It explores factors that affect drug disposition and adverse events in the therapeutic areas. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for Pharmaceutical Sciences (BP184):

  • Exhibiting depth and breadth of scientific knowledge (PLO1).
  • Critically analyse and solve scientific problems (PLO2)
  • Communication and teamwork (PLO3)


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

  1. Communicate effectively using written and/or oral presentations.
  2. Work effectively, as both an individual and in a team environment.
  3. Apply critical analysis and problem solving skills in therapeutic pharmacology.


Overview of Learning Activities

The course includes lectures and interactive learning workshop sessions to provide students with a working knowledge of therapeutic pharmacology. Students are encouraged to develop their critical thinking and analysis 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

Learning resources in this course include lecture notes, workshop exercises and handouts, and references on selected topics. The online course webpage accessed via myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit), provides opportunities for you to independently access much of this material. You are expected to regularly access the course website, which contains announcements, course information such as detailed timetables and prescribed reading, course documents and the grade book. The Pharmaceutical Sciences Subject Guide (http://rmit.libguides.com/pharmaceutical-sciences) also provides useful references.


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: Written report

Weighting 10%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Assessment Task 2: Tests and workshop presentations

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Assessment 3: Exam

Weighting 50%

This assessment supports CLOs 1 & 3