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Study of the use of microbes to make medicines, the sterile manufacture of medicines and the pathogenesis of common conditions treated or managed with pharmacotherapy.
PSCI202 provides students intending on working in the pharmaceutical industry,
or related fields, with an overview of
- important diseases that are treated with pharmacotherapy;
- the role of the immune system in preventing and causing disease as well as how components of the immune system are used in pharmacotherapy; and
- pharmaceutical microbiology.
|Paper title||Medicines and Disease|
|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.|
- CELS 191, BIOC 192, HUBS 191, HUBS 192
- MICR 221, MICR 223, PATH 201, PHCY 219, PHCY 315
PSCI 202 builds on the foundations of 100 level papers in microbiology, immunology and biology.
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- Teaching staff
- Paper Co-ordinator: Professor Sarah Hook
Academic staff from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Academic staff from the Department of Pathology
- Paper Structure
PSCI 202 will be taught through lectures and laboratories covering the following general topics:
- The use of microbes and biotechnology to make medicines
- How medicines can be manufactured under sterile conditions
- The role of the immune system in preventing disease and in causing pathology, and how components of the immune system are used in pharmacotherapy
- The pathogenesis of common conditions treated, managed or prevented with pharmacotherapy that are currently the focus of drug development
Textbooks will be available through the library. Titles to be confirmed.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:
- Describe how microbes and biotechnology are used to make medicines and the advantages and disadvantages associated with the technologies
- Describe the differences between sterile and non-sterile medicines, and when they are used
- Explain the sources of microbial contamination and how sterility of medicines can be achieved
- Discuss the pathogenesis of common conditions treated, managed or prevented with pharmacotherapy
- Explain the role of the immune system in preventing disease and in causing pathology and how components of the immune system are used in pharmacotherapy
- Apply analytical laboratory skills