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)||$3,101.94|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$15,001.64|
- Limited to
- Limited to: BPharm
Associate Professor Joel Tyndall (email@example.com)
- Teaching staff
Dr Shyamal Das, Dr Allan Gamble, Professor Sarah Hook, Dr Arlene McDowell, Dr Ailsa McGregor, Dr Shakila Rizwan, Associate Professor Joel Tyndall, Dr Andrea Vernall, Dr Greg Walker and Dr Judith Bateup
- 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.