Pharmacology and Toxicology
University of Roehampton
Area of Study
Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Life Sciences, Public Health
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Assessment: essay [40%], mid-year class test [40%], in-class test [60%]
This module aims to develop an awareness and understanding of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics in relation to healthy individuals and in the treatment of disease. The effects of drug applications on mode of delivery and dose according to personal characteristics, are explained and evaluated. Toxicology deals with the adverse effects of chemical substances on living systems and is therefore of relevance to all areas of the biosciences. Like pharmacology it is an interdisciplinary subject encompassing biochemistry, physiology and pathology. In this module, routes for the entry, distribution and excretion of a range of organic and inorganic toxins are examined together with the molecular mechanisms of toxicity and the enzyme systems and pathways involved in their metabolism.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
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