University of Technology Sydney

91825 Drugs in the Human Body

2cp; Online content delivery. Online attendance at the Zoom tutorial scheduled for Tuesday 28th January 2020 is mandatory.
Requisite(s): 91181 Principles of Drug Actions OR 91823 Principles of Drug Actions
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
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Anti-requisite(s): 91183 Drugs in the Human Body AND 91707 Pharmacology 1


Pharmacology is a biomedical discipline that is involved with the study of the effects of drugs on living systems. This subject builds on the introductory principles governing drug action introduced in 91181 Principles of Drug Action and further develops how drugs affect the human body. These concepts are developed further in 91182 Mechanism of Drugs in Treatment.

The major objectives of this subject are to build on the concept of dose-response relationships and an understanding of the sites, mechanisms and specificity of drug action covered in 91181 Principles of Drug Actions to examine individual drug responses, drugs in pregnancy, and alcohol metabolism. We will further examine the interaction between drugs, receptors, and ion channels as determinants of drug action in the peripheral and central nervous systems; and investigate the effects of venoms & toxins on these systems.

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