Discipline of Pharmacology

The Department of Pharmacology strives to research biological systems and the effect chemical substances can elicit upon them. Through our work, we hope to better understand the processes that occur within organisms, and contribute to the exciting field of pharmacology.

The Department of Pharmacology presents numerous pharmacology lecture blocks for undergraduate medical, dentistry and allied health professions students, as well as two undergraduate modules for science students in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. In postgraduate studies, we offer students the theoretical and practical aspects of pharmacology at BSc.Hons, MSc and PhD level, and clinically at the MPharmMed level. Currently at the BSc.Hons level we offer a curriculum in three tracks: basic, clinical trials and regulatory affairs pharmacology. Our students are encouraged to present exceptional research at workshops, as well as at national and international conferences. Research is regularly published in peer-reviewed journals. 

The department offers facilities for the testing of various parameters of potential or registered therapeutic compounds. The services we provide can be performed by our qualified personnel, or we can provide the necessary infrastructure to do so.

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