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UTS announces pharmacology short course

In December 2011, UTS will offer a unit of pharmacology as a short course. Delivered in intensive mode over two weeks, the course will be particularly useful to students who wish to undertake the graduate-entry Master of Pharmacy but have not completed the second prerequisite pharmacology subject.

Taught by UTS: Science academics Prof Graham Nicholson and Dr Ken Rodgers, the course is designed for students students who have already undertaken one pharmacology subject at undergraduate level. The short course will introduce students to the major classes of therapeutic drugs, with emphasis on mechanism of action, drug targets, adverse effects and therapeutic applications including:

  •     asthma drugs
  •     cardiovascular drugs
  •     analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs
  •     chemotherapy
  •     gastro-intestinal drugs
  •     renal drugs
  •     antipsychotics, antidepressants and anxiolytics
  •     autonomic nervous system pharmacology

Classes will run from Monday 5 December to Friday 16 December including an exam. Enrolments are now open via UTS: Short Courses.

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