Students presently studying in, or intending to study pharmacology in the Department of Biochemistry and Pharmacology, should contact the following person for advice about course planning and other course-related issues:
Pharmacology Major Co-ordinator
Dr Michelle Hansen
Major in Pharmacology
A Major consists of 50 points of third year subjects in a defined area. All students enrolled in a BSc or BBiomedicine are required to complete a major. A major may have compulsory (core) subjects and additional subjects chosen from a list of electives. In planning your path to a Major, please pay attention to prerequisites for core and elective subjects. Prerequisities will have to be completed prior to undertaking the major.
Subjects in the Pharmacology Major Administered by this Department
- PHRM20001 Pharmacology: How Drugs Work. Semester 2. The handbook entry for this Subject can be accessed here.
- PHRM30002 Drugs Affecting the Nervous System. Semester 2. The handbook entry for this Subject can be accessed here.
- PHRM30003 Drug Treatment of Disease. Semester 1. The handbook entry for this Subject can be accessed here.
- PHRM30008 Drugs: From Discovery to Market. Semester 2. The handbook entry for this Subject can be accessed here.
- PHRM30009 Drugs in Biomedical Experiments. Semester 1, Semester 2. The handbook entry for this Subject can be accessed here.
- PHRM90002 Pharmacology for Health Professionals. Semester 1. The handbook entry for this Subject can be accessed here.
This project is only open to students enrolled in the MD course. The Scholarly Selective represent 56.25 pts of work in years 3 and 4 of the MD course. It is a research project that is examined by written report. In year three, you will identify a supervisor, plan the project and obtain the necessary ethics clearance. In year 4, you will spend half the year carrying out the research project and writing it up.
How to apply
The application process is yet to be finalised. However, students can make contact with potential supervisors in the department at any time to discuss the possibility of pursuing an MD Selective in their lab.
Laboratories in any of the Departments in the School of Biomedical Sciences may offer projects for the Scholarly Selective. These will be adapted from existing projects from within the Research Group.
Contact Dr Justin Bilszta for further details:
Phone: +61 3 8344 7826