Molecular Pathogenesis

10 Units

Introduces students to the molecular basis of disease and drug response. As knowledge of the genetic basis of disease increases so does the opportunities for drug targeting and patient specific-treatments. This course considers the two key elements - the genetics of disease and the genetics of drug response (pharmacogenomics).

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Availability Trimester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Have a fundamental understanding of the molecular and basis of disease;
  2. Understand the molecular determinants of drug response;
  3. Understand the impact of biotherapy on therapeutics, pharmaceutical industry and society; and
  4. Gain an understanding of the ethical issues related to the use of personalised medicine and biotherapy.
  1. Introduction to modern molecular medicine including genomics, proteomics and other omics
  2. Pharmacogenomics and personalised pharmacy
  3. Pharmacoinformatics
  4. Systematic molecular approaches to disease and drug responses
  5. Emerging molecular and cell-based therapeutics
  6. Ethical issues arising from the use of personalised medicine and biotherapeutics
  • This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.
Assumed Knowledge PHAR6123 Human Genomics and Biomolecular Analysis for Pharmacy.
Assessment Items
  • In Term Test: Mid Trimester Exam *
  • Formal Examination: Final Examination *
  • Quiz: Tutorial Quizzes *
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 27 hour(s) per Term (3 hours per week for 9 weeks.)
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6213
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