Pharmacology - Education

Education

The study of pharmacology is offered in many universities worldwide in programs that differ from pharmacy programs. Students of pharmacology are trained as biomedical researchers, studying the effects of substances in order to better understand the mechanisms which might lead to new drug discoveries, for example, or studying biological systems for the purpose of re-defining drug mechanisms or discovering new mechanisms against which novel therapies can be directed (or new pathways for the sake of a more complete picture of its biochemistry). In addition, students of pharmacology must have detailed working knowledge of those areas in which biological or chemical therapeutics play a role. These may include (but are not limited to): biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, chemical biology, physiology, chemistry, neuroscience, and microbiology. Whereas a pharmacy student will eventually work in a pharmacy dispensing medications or some other position focused on the patient, a pharmacologist will typically work within a laboratory setting.

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