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PHAL421 General Pharmacology and Toxicology

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

PHAL 421 consists of a series of lectures 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 First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,655.33
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $6,318.60

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Dr Greg Giles

Teaching staff

Professor Rhonda Rosengren
Professor Paul Smith
Dr Greg Giles
Associate Professor John Ashton
Professor Michelle Glass
Dr Sarah Baird


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.
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Learning Outcomes
The aim of this paper is to provide an advanced general course in pharmacology and toxicology, with emphasis on issues relating to preclinical experimental research and the problems of translating this to clinical medicine. Statistical analysis of pharmacological data is also a core component of this paper.

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 09:00-10:50 9-12, 18-22