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Pharmacology is a biomedical discipline that is concerned with the study of the effects of drugs on living systems. This microcredential builds on the introductory principles presented in Principles of Drug Actions, and takes a broader look at how drugs, alcohol and toxins affect the human body.
In this microcredential you will learn about the broader aspects of individual responses to drugs and other substances. You'll examine the interaction between drugs, receptors, and ion channels as determinants of drug action in the peripheral and central nervous systems, and look at the factors that drive individual responses to drugs, including the effects of drugs in pregnancy. You’ll also learn more about the pharmacological effects of other substances, including alcohol and various venoms and toxins.
This microcredential is equipped to provide participants with fundamental knowledge in pharmacology. The study of pharmacology is part of all nursing, medical, and pharmacy degrees, as well as many science degrees.
This microcredential aligns with the 2 credit point undergraduate subject, Drugs in the Human Body (91183). Where this subject is a prerequisite for entry to the Master of Science (C04241) or Graduate Certificate in Science (C11216), successful completion of this microcredential may meet that requirement.
This microcredential is suitable for anyone who is interested in understanding how drugs work, or anyone who needs to have pharmacology as a requisite for postgraduate study (for example a postgraduate pharmacy degree).
Full price: $900.00 (GST free)*
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|Avg 10 hrs p/w|
Professor Brian Oliver is a translational researcher who aims to identify and develop new ways of treating respiratory diseases. He leads the Respiratory Cellular and Molecular Biology Group with laboratory facilities located at both UTS and the Woolcock Institute. The work from his group is recognised to be amongst the best in the world, evidenced by selection for presentation at symposia at both national and large international conferences as well as resulting in prestigious publications. His is currently the co-director of the Respiratory, Sleep, Environmental and Occupational Health clinical academic group of Maridulu Budyari Gumal, the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE), A NHMRC AHRTC. He is also the President of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand's NSW branch.
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