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Drugs in Society

Undergraduate | MUR-BRD202 | 2024

Uncover the effects legal, illicit and medicinal drugs have on society. Follow the steps in a drug's development, from discovery to clinical testing and marketing. Analyse the ethical and economic features. Look into herbal medicines and homoeopathy.

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Enrol by
17 Nov 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
25 Nov 2024

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Drugs in Society

About this subject

  • On successful completion of the subject you should be able to:

    1. discuss and report on the types of drugs that you might encounter in your personal and future professional lives
    2. investigate and communicate how some pharmacological drugs work in society
    3. analyse and explain how legal and illegal drugs are consumed in modern society

Entry requirements


Students undertaking this subject as part of their Murdoch Degree requirements must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in the subject.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Simple video recording device (such as phone or camera)

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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