Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Department of Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacology, University of Auckland
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Department of Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacology, University of Auckland

Models and tools

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Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to check that the tools you will be using in this course are working correctly for you.
  1. Make sure you have a UoA network account. Your userid is your UPI (also called  NetID).
  2. Make sure you can login with your UPI from one of the computers in the MDC laboratory.
  3. If  you are not connected to the Uoa intranet (local ethernet or UoA wifi) then please install VPN and start the VPN service before trying to use RDC (https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/for/current-students/cs-current-pg/cs-current-pg-support/vpn.html).
  4. Use Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) to login to the server named simva32.uoa.auckland.ac.nz
  5. Macintosh users can install RDC. See microsoft-remote-desktop-with-mac.pdf
  6. Use the UOA domain with your UPI e.g. UOA\nhol004
  7. After logging into simva32 open Windows Explorer in the RDC simva32 window.
  8. Copy the C:\Apps\My Pharmacometrics folder to your P: drive so that you have a folder P:\My Pharmacometrics
  9. Go to P:\My Pharmacometrics\Pharmacometrics Programs 
  10. Open the Berkeley Madonna program
  11. Enter the equation y=3*time in the Equations window and click on Run
  12. Click on Save and save the model with the name equation.mmd in your My Documents folder
  13. Close Berkeley Madonna
  14. Open the EditPlus program
  15. Open the Tools menu then select Set Directories and replace both directory paths with "P:\My Pharmacometrics\My Editplus"
  16. Open P:\My Pharmacometrics\Pharmacometrics Data\Population PD\theopd.ctl
  17. Check that you can see coloured keywords
  18. Close EditPlus
  19. Send an email to me (n.holford@auckland.ac.nz) from your preferred email account. I will use the email address you send me to keep in touch with you regarding this course.