units

PSC3032

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
OfferedParkville Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr John Haynes

Synopsis

To introduce students to essential elements of pharmaceutical biology. Specifically this unit will introduce students to the pharmacological principles of drug research.

Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to comprehend:

  1. applications of stem cell biology in drug discovery and therapeutics,
  2. analysis of function in cellular screening models,
  3. opportunities in cell based-therapies,
  4. novel targets for design of anti-cancer agents,
  5. RNA interference and gene therapy,
  6. cancer immunotherapy and vaccine design,
  7. protein pharmaceuticals, and
  8. experimental design and analysis in pharmaceutical biology.

Assessment

Final exam (2 hour): 65%; Mid-semester exam: 15%; Clear thinking and presentation exercises: 20%.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr John Haynes

Contact hours

24 lecture format with additional tutorial and directed learning components

Prerequisites

PSC1081 Physiology I or PAC1111 Introduction to Physiology
PSC1082 Physiology II or PAC1132 Systems Physiology
PSC2062 Pharmacology or PAC2182 Basis of Drug Action I
PSC2092 Molecular Cell Biology or PAC2151 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.monash.edu.au/muso/