PHAR6213

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 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Objectives

Students should:

  1. Have a fundamental understanding of the molecular and genomic 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.
Content
  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
Replacing Course(s) Replaces PHAR6017 Molecular Pathogenesis 10 Units.
Transition N/A
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge PHAR6123 Human Genomics and Biomolecular Analysis for Pharmacy.
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Problem Based Learning
Lecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
  • Examination: Class - Mid trimester Course Learning Objectives 1,2
  • Examination: Formal - Examination paper held at the end of trimester. May comprise True/False, multiple choice and short answer questions and calculations. Course Learning Objectives 1-4
  • Other: (please specify) - Compulsory Course Component: Students must achieve a passing grade in the final examination and all other assessment items to obtain a passing or higher grade in this course. Students must demonstrate competency in the theoretical knowledge that forms part of the core competencies required of a pharmacist
  • Quiz - Tutorial - Course Learning Objectives: 1-4
Contact Hours
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
  • Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
  • Self Directed Learning: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
Compulsory Components
  • Compulsory Course Component: Students must demonstrate competency in the theoretical knowledge that forms part of the core competencies required of a pharmacist so students must achieve a passing grade in both the final examination and in the continuous assessment component (comprising the combined mark of the mid-trimester exam and the tutorial mini-quizzes) to obtain a passing or higher grade in this course.
  • Requisite by Enrolment: This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for PHAR6213

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