Foundation topics in the pharmaceutical sciences, including drug design, medicinal chemistry, medicine formulation and delivery, and biopharmaceutics.
|Paper title||Fundamental Pharmaceutical Science|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,041.14|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$14,424.80|
- Limited to
- Limited to: BPharm
- Associate Professor Joel Tyndall
- Teaching staff
- To be advised
- Paper Structure
- 119 Lectures
- Textbooks are not required.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
- By the end of this paper students will be able to:
- Interpret and predict how the physical and chemical properties of a drug may influence drug effects and pharmacokinetics.
- Understand the pharmacological actions and metabolic fate associated with drug molecules and their functional groups.
- Apply the principles of drug pharmacodynamics to understand the actions, drug-drug interactions and side effects of medicines.
- Understand the suitability of a drug, dosage form, dose and/or route of administration with respect to therapeutic efficacy.
- Use appropriate pharmaceutical calculations in pharmaceutical settings.
- Understand the process of pharmaceutical development.
- Interpret concepts of quantitative analysis and how this is applied to therapeutics and analytics.
- Apply principles of scientific research and research methods to problem solving.
- Communicate expert scientific knowledge effectively to different audiences.
- Use appropriate communication techniques to establish and maintain a collaborative and constructive relationships with people and colleagues.
- Demonstrate professional integrity through appropriate professional behaviour.