MEDSCI 303 : Drug Disposition and Kinetics
Medical and Health Sciences
2020 Semester One (1203) (15 POINTS)
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 2:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 3:||Solution Seeking|
|Capability 4:||Communication and Engagement|
|Capability 5:||Independence and Integrity|
|Capability 6:||Social and Environmental Responsibilities|
- Summarise the role of input, distribution, and elimination (IDE) processes on drug concentration and explain how physicochemical properties of drugs relate to pharmacokinetic principles (Capability 1 and 4)
- Explain and apply knowledge of the principles of pharmacokinetics (PK), and its relationship with IDE, to design appropriate dosage regimens and solve PK problems. (Capability 1, 2 and 3)
- Articulate and discuss the patient and environmental factors that influence pharmacokinetics, including the problems encountered with the use of drugs in selected diseases and populations. (Capability 1, 2, 4 and 6)
- Apply scientific reasoning and methods to experimental design and data analysis, and be able to present work appropriately through scientific report writing. (Capability 1, 2, 3 and 5)
- Demonstrate competency of a selected range of skills, including observation and measurement, an appreciation of variability, precision and inaccuracy, data analysis and interpretation. (Capability 1, 2, 3 and 5)
- Explain and demonstrate safe and effective animal handling skills, and discuss the ethical use of animals in pharmacology in the New Zealand context. (Capability 1, 5 and 6)
|Lab Reports||15%||Group & Individual Coursework|
|Quizzes - In lab MCQ tests||12.5%||Individual Coursework|
|Practical - Short Answer lab test||10%||Individual Coursework|
|Final Exam||50%||Individual Coursework|
|Mid Semester Test||12.5%||Individual Coursework|
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
|Quizzes - In lab MCQ tests|
|Practical - Short Answer lab test|
|Mid Semester Test|
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This course is a standard 15 point course and students are expected to spend 10 hours per week involved in each 15 point course that they are enrolled in and a total of around 150 hours, which includes revision and examination time.
For this course, you can expect a total of 20 hours of lectures, 24 hours of laboratory time, 9 hours of laboratory related tutorials, 2 hours of test revision tutorials, 4 hours of tests/exams, 60 hours of reading and thinking about the content and 31 hours of work on assignments and/or test preparation.
Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).
Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.
Laboratory manuals are provided in either printed or electronic form. Class discussions are facilitated through Piazza, an online discussion forum moderated by teaching staff.
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