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Pharmacology Fundamentals - MEDI210

In this unit you will be introduced to fundamental principles of drug action. You will learn key concepts of the four stages of drug disposition (pharmacokinetics) and how drugs act on the human body (pharmacodynamics). You will build your knowledge of chemical substances, from both outside and inside the body, and how they influence human health and disease. You will explore the mechanism of action and disposition of some commonly-used groups of drugs, as well as reasons for variability in individual drug responses. Topics covered in this unit will help you to integrate knowledge of molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry and physiology with the science of drugs.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Marina Junqueira Santiago

(12 cp at 100 level or above) and (admission to BClinSc) Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
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Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

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