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Track 3: Pharmacology and Toxicology

What exactly is Pharmacology? 

Pharmacology is the study of pharmaceuticals. Examining the interactions of chemical compounds with living systems in order to comprehend the features and functions of medications, such as the interactions between drug molecules and drug receptors and how these interactions have an impact. Our pharmacology courses cover the many drug classes, their therapeutic applications, their mechanisms of action, how they are processed by the human body, and their social function.

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The study of drug actions in the health sciences, the use of drugs as therapeutic agents in medicine or as tools in scientific research, and the development and regulation of pharmaceuticals are just a few of the special applications for which pharmacology provides the scientific underpinnings and principles. Clinical pharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, behavioural pharmacology, neuropsychopharmacology, pharmacogenetics, and pharmacoeconomics are just a handful of the many subspecialties within the multidisciplinary field of pharmacology.

What exactly is Toxicology

Toxicology is the study of how substances, especially medications, affect biological systems negatively and how to prevent or lessen these effects. Toxicologists explore a wide range of environmental agents, chemical substances that are made by humans or that occur naturally, in addition to therapeutic agents. Individual organisms or entire ecosystems may experience discomfort, changes in their growth patterns, illness, or even death as a result of these chemicals' toxicity. Clinical toxicology, regulatory toxicology (both of these are prevalent in the pharmaceutical and toxicology industries), forensic toxicology, occupational toxicology, and risk assessment are just a few of the many subspecialties of toxicology. A recent online Science article outlines the current need for toxicologists.

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What distinguishes toxicology from pharmacology?

Similar to toxicology, pharmacology requires an understanding of the fundamental characteristics and functions of substances. Toxicology, on the other hand, focuses more on the negative effects of chemicals and risk assessment, while pharmacology is more concerned with the therapeutic effects of chemicals (especially medications).

Pharmacy and Pharmacology are not the same thing.

Programs in pharmacology are different from those in pharmacy. The faculties of arts and sciences and medicine collaborate on undergraduate pharmacology programmes. A Bachelor of Science is awarded to students who complete a Pharmacology Specialist or Major programme at the undergraduate level. The Faculty of Pharmacy's professional degree programme in pharmacy trains students to become licenced pharmacists. In order to lawfully distribute narcotics, you need a licence.

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