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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 2055

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Study Method
100% online

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Course ID
170872

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Unit Value
4.5

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UniSA Online Elective Course
Yes

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Duration
10 weeks

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Availability/Timetable(s)

Study Period 4

Course aim

To understand the general principles of pharmacology including a drug’s action and its application through modification of the pathophysiology of common disorders.

Course content

  • Principles of drug administration in practice.
  • An introduction to the principles of pharmacology including types of drug molecules, drug targets, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, mechanisms of toxicity and interactions
  • An overview of the most important drugs acting on the following body systems: circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, immune, peripheral and central nervous systems, and for the treatment of infection and cancer

Textbooks

Nil

Prerequisites

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
BIOL 1053 UO Foundations of Human Biology 2
BIOL 1052 UO Foundations of Human Biology 1

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching Method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Online 10 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, UNISA ONLINE, ONLINE
Continuous assessment - 50% -
Presentation - 50% 15 minutes

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Online Course Facilitators

UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Degree this course is offered in