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Programme: BScHons Pharmacology

Code Faculty Department
10243162 Faculty of Health Sciences Department: Pharmacology
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 120 NQF level:  08
Contact:
Dr BT Flepisi
[email protected]
+27 (0)124203111

Programme information

The following requirements are set for completing the programme:

  • Satisfactory attendance and contributions during theoretical and practical components of the course.
  • Must pass the four module tests, including theoretical and practical examination.
  • Attendance of weekly research meetings, where students will present their project progress.
  • Practical experience of the laboratory techniques used in the particular subsections of the subject.
  • Attendance at the compulsory faculty module (TNM 700) Applied research methodology 700.
  • Attendance at the prescribed module (MBS 700) Medical Biostatistics 700.
  • Taking part in a research project and presentation of an independent research report.
  • Satisfactory attendance of a library-user course.

Admission requirements

  1. Relevant bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree with at least one applicable biological subject as a major
  2. A weighted average of at least 60% in Pharmacology at final-year level

Additional requirements

The prerequisites for admission to the honours degree in certain fields of study are indicated in the syllabuses of the specific department.


Also consult General Regulations.

The prerequisites for admission to the honours degree in certain fields of study are indicated in the syllabuses of the specific department.

Also consult General Regulations.

Examinations and pass requirements

  1. The examination at the end of the programme will consist of two written papers of three hours each as well as an oral presentation.
  2. The maximum period for completion of the honours degree, is one year. 
  3. To comply with the pass requirements for the degree, a student must obtain a final mark of at least 50% in the theory component, as well as a mark of at least 50% for the practical/research study.

Pass with distinction

The degree is conferred with distinction on a student who has obtained at least 75% in the examination of the core module, FAR 705 (written, oral, practical, etc.).

Minimum credits: 120

Core modules


The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of each student to familiarise himself or herself well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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