This course provides the basic concepts of the interactions of chemical agents with living tissues. Students will study pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, the basic fundamentals of pharmacology required to gain a good understanding of how drugs act and interact, how they enter the body, what happens to them inside the body, how they are eliminated from it and the effects of genetics, age and disease on drug action.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: : Foundation Certificate (Science) with a minimum aggregate passing grade of 80% in English and best three from Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Studies
Contact hours per week: 6
Assessment: 40% coursework, 60% examination.