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This course deals with the pharmacology of different drug classes, with an emphasis on the mode of drug action. Effects of drugs on the major organ systems will be covered, focusing on the cardiovascular, renal and endocrine systems, as well as chemotherapy. Students will be introduced to emerging therapeutic strategies based on advances in understanding cellular physiology and drug action. The practicals will cover basic pharmacological methods from both clinical and experimental standpoints. 

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 1



Delivery Mode

Partially online

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: PHAR2011. Highly recommended PHSL2201 and BIOC 2101 or BIOC2181 or BIOC2201.

Course Outline

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Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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