University of Western Australia
Pharmacology is the branch of science that seeks to provide a deep understanding of the effects of drugs on the human body. Some questions addressed are: how do medicines produce their effects on specific body systems such as the cardiovascular or central nervous systems? How do drugs act at the cellular and molecular level? How can we avoid their toxic effects? How does the body protect itself against drugs and other foreign chemicals? Why do many drugs work better in some patients than in others?
About The Course
You’ll learn how common drugs target specific receptors in body tissues, exerting effects as either agonists or antagonists. You will also explore the major biochemical pathways that are activated when drugs interact with their respective receptors. Other key topics include pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, drug dependence, toxicology, pharmacogenomics and drug discovery.
|CRICOS Code||For the course code, kindly refer to the university website.|
|Institution Name||University of Western Australia|
|Campus Location||Perth Albany (selected Level 1 units)|
|Course Duration||3 years (BBiomedSc), 4 years (BBiomedSc[Hons])|
|Course University||University of Western Australia|
The University of Western Australia (UWA) is one of Australia’s leading universities and has an international reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. It has almost 24,000 students enrolled across four faculties. A model of broad undergraduate studies followed by postgraduate professional qualifications is designed to produce well-rounded graduates, as well as provide additional entry opportunities for a wider range of students.
As Western Australia’s premier university, UWA was equal first overall in Australia based on key measures in the Good Universities Guide 2016 including student demand, graduate outcomes, graduate starting salaries, finding a full-time job and research grants.The University aims to be counted among the top 50 universities in the world by 2050, and is currently ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.The University continues to set the standard for other West Australian universities to follow in terms of recognition for its achievements nationally and internationally.