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Primary Practice VI: Pharmacology (CHI446)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 2
Description This unit continues students' previous training in the area of physical and differential diagnosis implementing the general principles of pharmacology in a clinical environment.
It will provide an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of pharmacology such as: standard definitions; sources of drugs; drug names and classifications; routes of administration; drug action; absorption; bioavailability; distribution; metabolism; excretion; and adverse reactions and will also provide an understanding of how drugs work in the various systems of the body.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Understand the basic concepts and principles of pharmacology such as: standard definitions; sources of drugs; drug names and classifications; routes of administration; drug action; absorption; bioavailability; distribution; metabolism; excretion; and adverse reactions.
2. Understand how drugs work in the various systems of the body including, but not limited to, the CNS/PNS, cardiovascular, renal and GIT.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; Workshops: 1 hour per week.
Assessment There are 5 quizzes given in some workshops which account for 50% of the final mark (10% for each quiz). These are discussed in class when they are handed back. There is a final examination comprising MCQ, short and medium questions and clinical case studies. This is worth 50% of the final mark.
Prerequisites Enrolment in BSportsSc, BSc(Exercise Physiology) or enrolment in BSc/BChiro with successful completion of BSc(Chiropractic).
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed CHI414 Primary Practice V: Diagnosis and Pharmacology cannot enrol in this unit for credit.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Primary Practice VI: Pharmacology (CHI447) - as for CHI446 except as follows
Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Understand the basic concepts and principles of pharmacology such as: standard definitions; sources of drugs; drug names and classifications; routes of administration; drug action; absorption; bioavailability; distribution; metabolism; excretion; and adverse reactions.
2. Understand how drugs work in the various systems of the body including, but not limited to, the CNS/PNS, cardiovascular, renal and GIT.
Timetabled Learning Activities
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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Unit Coordinator
CHI446
Dr Ian Mullaney
Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 1236
e: I.Mullaney@murdoch.edu.au
o: 240.2.031 - Building 240, Murdoch Campus
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