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    The action of existing and potential drugs on molecular and immune systems. New targets for drug action generated by new movements in science.

    If you are interested in drug design and analysing drug action from a cell-signalling and molecular perspective, then this paper will be of interest to you.

    About this paper

    Paper title Molecular and Immunopharmacology
    Subject Pharmacology
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,173.30
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    BIOC 192 and CHEM 191 and two of (BIOL 111, BIOL 115, CELS 191, HUBS 191, HUBS 192, PTWY 131) and 18 further 200-level ANAT, BIOC, GENE, MICR, PHAL or PHSL points
    Schedule C

    Course Co-ordinator: Dr Greg Giles (

    Teaching staff

    Dr Greg Giles
    Associate Professor Lyn Wise
    Dr Sarah Baird
    Professor Michelle Glass
    Professor Debbie Hay

    Paper Structure


    • Final Exam 65%
    • Practical Report 10%
    • Immunopharmacology Module Laboratory Exercises 10%
    • Experimental Design Assessment 15%

    No textbooks required.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes
    • Demonstrate awareness of current approaches to drug discovery
    • Describe methods used for drug discovery and development
    • Demonstrate knowledge of basic cellular and molecular processes in cancer, infection and autoimmune disease
    • Critically analyse these pathways for their potential as drug targets
    • Interpret information and data from historical and scientific literature
    • Design, execute, analyse and present original laboratory-based scientific research
    • Communicate knowledge and findings using verbal, written and visual means


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


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    A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-22
    Friday 12:00-12:50 9-12, 15-22


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    A3 Monday 14:00-16:50 10, 12, 15, 18, 20
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