Pharmacology is the study of drugs and their effects on living tissue and whole organisms. Drugs are chemical substances that modify physiological functioning or influence pathological processes. Students of Pharmacology examine how drugs are discovered, how they are absorbed and eliminated, their mechanism of action and side effects, and how they assist in maintaining health and counteracting illness and disease.

Studying Pharmacology at UNSW
The study of Pharmacology at UNSW is a component of several undergraduate programs in the Faculty of Medicine and also several programs in the Faculty of Science, including the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Medical Science. Please refer to the table below. Students may continue their study of pharmacology at a postgraduate level.

Pharmacology can be studied as 

Specialisation Stream Type Stream
Pharmacology Major

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