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PHAL421 General Pharmacology and Toxicology

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PHAL 421 consists of a series of lectures and student led presentations, and is a requirement for both BSc(Hons) and MSc.

Paper title General Pharmacology and Toxicology
Paper code PHAL421
Subject Pharmacology
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,673.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $6,508.13

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Contact

Course coordinator: Professor Debbie Hay

Teaching staff

Professor Michelle Glass
Professor Paul Smith
Associate Professor John Ashton

Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

The aim of this paper is to provide an advanced general course in pharmacology and toxicology, with emphasis on experimental techniques and issues relating to preclinical experimental research. Statistical analysis of pharmacological data is a core component of this paper.

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 9-13, 15-22

Is there a reproducibility crisis in science? How can we strive for best practice research that yields high quality data that makes an impact in pharmacology? How can we translate drugs from bench to bedside, ensuring that they are safe and effective? This paper explores these questions in the context of a selection of techniques that are used in pharmacology. We will consider the importance of robust experimental design and analysis, explore challenges and opportunities and consider how what we learn can be applied to our own research and to interpreting the research of others.

PHAL 421 consists of a series of lectures and student led presentations, and is a requirement for both BSc(Hons) and MSc. The aim of this paper is to provide an advanced general course in pharmacology, with emphasis on experimental techniques and issues relating to pre-clinical experimental research. Statistical analysis of pharmacological data is a core component of this paper.

Paper title General Pharmacology and Toxicology
Paper code PHAL421
Subject Pharmacology
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Contact

debbie.hay@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Professor Michelle Glass
Professor Paul Smith
Associate Professor John Ashton

Paper Structure

100% internal assessment. No exam.

  • Reading assignments on Perusall (10%)
  • Module worksheets (20%)
  • Editorial assessment of a published paper (20%)
  • Experimental design assignment (25%)
Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

The aim of this paper is to provide an advanced general course in pharmacology and toxicology, with emphasis on experimental techniques and issues relating to preclinical experimental research. Statistical analysis of pharmacological data is a core component of this paper.

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Timetable

Semester 1

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 09:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22