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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 provides the introductory principles governing drug action. These principles are expanded upon in our accompanying microcredentials, Drugs in the Human Body and Mechanism of Drugs in Treatment.
In this microcredential you’ll explore the chemical nature of drugs and the relationship between structure and activity. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of drug actions at their receptor sites, as well as the mechanisms and specificity of drug action.
Online content is complemented by a Zoom tutorial program which emphasises the relationship between the properties of a drug and its delivery.
The study of pharmacology is an important part of any general medical or bioscience education and is also relevant to careers in teaching, law, and local government. This microcredential is designed not only towards training specialist pharmacologists, but also aims to provide a broad understanding of drugs, how they affect living organisms and their impact on society. The fundamental principles of pharmacology covered are essential to developing an understanding of the metabolism and actions of specific drugs in detail.
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, Principles of Drug Actions (91181). 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 who needs to have pharmacology as a requisite for postgraduate study (for example a post graduate 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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