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BTH3960

Faculty of Science

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Lisa Martin and Dr Elizabeth Davis

Synopsis

This unit allows students to develop laboratory research skills in the interdisciplinary field of pharmacological chemistry. Students will undertake a laboratory project involving both chemistry and pharmacology and will spend time in both chemistry and pharmacology laboratories.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Design and conduct experiments;

  1. Identify, use and critically evaluate research literature;

  1. Conduct interdisciplinary projects composed of chemistry and pharmacology;

  1. Implement safe working practices with chemicals, radio-isotopes, and biological materials;

  1. Make oral presentations and write reports covering both chemistry and pharmacology.

Assessment

Written reports: 80%
Oral reports: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Six hours of supervised laboratory work and six hours of self-directed study

Prerequisites

CHM2911 and CHM2922 with a grade point average of at least 70; PHA3011 and PHA3021 with a grade point average of at least 70; and at least 12 points of level three chemistry.

Co-requisites

At least 18 points of level three chemistry (including the prerequisite 12 points) and PHA3042

Prohibitions

Course convenor approval is required to take either CHM3990 or PHA3990 with BTH3960