Pharmacology - PHARA13966

Stream Summary

Faculty: MED - Faculty of Medicine

School: School of Medical Sciences


Program: 3966 - Life Sciences


Bachelor of Life Sciences (Major)

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Stream Outline

Pharmacology is an increasingly important part of the study of medicine as well as being of central importance in the education of pharmacists, toxicologists and veterinarians. Professional positions for pharmacologists often occur in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries in the testing and research of drugs as well as in administration and management.

Stream Structure

A major in Pharmacology is comprised of 66 units of credit of courses as follows:

Stage 1
  1. MATH1031 Mathematics for Life Sciences, MATH1131 Mathematics 1A, MATH1141 Higher Mathematics 1A, or MATH1151 Mathematics for Actuarial Studies and Finance 1A may be taken instead of MATH1041

Stage 2
PLUS 12 UOC from:

Stage 3
18 UOC from:
Recommended electives (these courses are not required but are recommended as good complementary courses for this major):


Students seeking to enrol into Honours in Pharmacology should refer to program 4500 – Science (Honours) and the plan page for Medical Science (Honours) in this Handbook.
Science students

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