Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

MEDSCI 735 - Concepts in Pharmacology

15 Points

Semester 1


Explores the cellular and molecular mechanisms of drug action plus drug discovery and development from the perspective of in silico modelling, biochemical assessment, intracellular signalling and human disease. Considers the pharmacokinetic processes of input, distribution and elimination involved in achieving clinically-relevant drug concentrations. Describes the link between concentration and effect and the time course of effect. Explores factors such as disease progression, drug metabolism, drug-drug interactions, pharmacogenetics, use in selected populations and in various pathological conditions that may influence both clinical effectiveness and drug toxicity.

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