Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy
Division of the Faculty of Pharmacy
Disciplines
  • Pharmacology 
  • Social pharmacy 

At the bachelor level of the pharmaceutical studies curriculum, the Division of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy is responsible for the study module entitled "The patient and pharmacotherapy". The study outcomes of this module include understanding basics of physiology and pathology, and a comprehensive knowledge on organ system’s pharmacology. Understanding mechanism of action of drugs, their therapeutic effects as well as adverse effects and interactions forms the core of the study module. These studies integrate in clinical pharmacy with special emphasis on and medication safety. 

At the master level in pharmacology, students are introduced how to validate drug targets at cellular level and drug effects at organ system level. These courses give examples of methods to study mechanism of action and therapeutic efficacy of novel molecules in experimental settings as well as how to evaluate their safety and toxicity. Towards the end of studies in pharmacology students integrate into research groups aiming to carry our research independently and to comprehensively understand scientific context and writing.

 

Research

Our focus areas of research include:

  • Evaluates novel drug targets and therapies, invention and development of new chemical entities, and studies on the effects of drug substances mediated by known targets in the body
  • The rational and safe use of medicines in social and health systems
  • Health and medicines policy
  • Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of pharmacotherapies and pharmaceutical services in various healthcare contexts.
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