Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BMED11-110 Human Organ Systems 1 AND BMED12-114 Human Organ Systems 2

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview


    This subject provides an introduction to the pathologic basis of disease and drug treatment, and draws together knowledge gained from prerequisite subjects into the study of the aetiology and pathogenesis of disease. Students will be introduced to concepts of cellular injury, inflammation and necrosis. The fundamentals of pharmacology including targets of drug action, absorption and metabolism of drugs and drug development will also be detailed. This provides a platform for commencing the integrated study of pathophysiology, pathology and drug treatment of various disorders, beginning with pain, inflammation and neoplasia.
    Learning Objectives
    1. Explain the role of pathology in diagnosis and management of disease
    2. Describe the major cellular adaptive mechanisms and responses, and recognise pain and inflammation as protective responses to injury
    3. Describe the molecular basis of carcinogenesis
    4. Interpret and apply the general terminology used in pharmacology
    5. Compare and contrast the different mechanisms by which drugs act on the body at a cellular and molecular level 6. Describe the factors which determine the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of drugs
    7. Outline the process of drug development from the identification of lead compounds through clinical trials to public release
    8. Describe the target mechanisms of drugs used to treat pain, inflammation and neoplasia

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