University of Technology Sydney

96007 Drug Disposition

6cp; 6hpw, on campus; availability: Master of Pharmacy students only
Requisite(s): 96002 Concepts in Pharmaceutical Sciences AND 96003 Pharmaceutics
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



This subject covers the principle topics in the pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenetics and pharmacodynamics required for applied therapeutics and practice. Core topics include: monoexponential kinetics; multiexponential kinetics; intravenous infusions; multiple dosing and dosage regimen design; non-linear kinetics; drug absorption; bioequivalence; drug distribution; drug metabolism; drug elimination; metabolite kinetics; pharmacodynamics; and toxicology. Advanced topics cover factors affecting drug efficacy including drug interactions and sources of variability (including the role of pharmacogenetics) in therapeutic outcomes. Applied topics include therapeutic drug monitoring and drug individualisation, and adverse drug reactions.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

Detailed subject description.

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