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The application of pharmacological knowledge and principles in the development and assessment of new drugs and the treatment of disease.
We learn how to assess and understand the use of medicines in humans, including against viruses, to change hormone levels and in heart diseases and cancer.
|Paper title||Human Pharmacology|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,110.75|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- (PHAL 211 and PHAL 221) or (PHAL 211 and PHAL 212)
- Schedule C
Dr Sarah Baird (email@example.com)
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
Two lectures per week, and one lab every two weeks.
- An evidence-based medicine assignment (20%)
- Explaining pharmacology to the public (20%)
- An oral assessment (10%)
- A final exam (50%)
- Students should concentrate on lecture notes.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Ethics,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- To give an introduction to some of the most commonly used drugs in humans
- To show how these drugs work and what their side effects are
- To gain practical experience in the use of some of these drugs
- To know how to assess how drugs work in humans
- To explore the role of scientists in interacting with the public and gain relevant skills