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Pharmacology is a biomedical discipline that is concerned with the study of the effects of drugs on living systems. Mechanisms of Drugs in Treatment builds on the topics covered in the previous microcredentials in this series to explain in detail how drugs work to treat specific conditions including asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and chronic pain.
You will also learn about specialised classes of drugs including opioid analgesics, benzodiazepines and anaesthetics – how they work to produce desired pharmacological effects, as well as unwanted side effects and the issues that arise around addiction, tolerance and dependence of these drugs.
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, Mechanism of Drugs in Treatment (91182). 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 for anyone who is interested in understanding how drugs work, or 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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