Pharmacology is the study of how drugs produce effects on the body to treat disorders or change bodily functions. It brings together physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology.
One of the greatest features of the programme is the chance it gives to students to choose a variety of courses on a vast amount of topics, not only during the final year but also in the first three years of study. Individual and group work, various assignments and laboratory practicals help everyone realise their potential as a young scientist.
You will study the effects of drugs on molecules, cells and tissues within the body and examine the side effects of drugs and the factors that affect absorption, distribution and excretion. Research in pharmacology aims to develop a better understanding of drug action and produce new drugs to improve patient care.
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