Pharmacology is all about studying the action of drugs on living organisms and tissues. It is a branch of biology or medicine that studies the interactions between the living organisms and the chemicals that bring the changes in biochemical function. This postgraduate degree course helps get you a strong understanding of different medications, their chemical properties, usefulness, sources and their biological effects. The course also provides you with a solid foundation before undergoing a Ph.D course and thus get into a research based career. A career in pharmacology is of immense value, as you will be into solving the mysteries of how drugs act on us biologically and will be also discovering new treatment methods and drugs for the benefit of mankind.
Eligibility and course duration
You should be a science graduate having specialized in any one of the subjects in biological sciences. Or you should be a medical/ dental/ BHMS or BPharm graduate. Admissions are mainly through entrance tests and based on merit.
Duration of this postgraduate course is 2 years
More about the course
M.Sc Pharmacology or Medical Pharmacology helps in learning the basic principles in discovering new drugs and formulations by understanding the treatment procedures for various diseases. Through this course you get to understand how the human body works and how the different biological cellular functions take place. Some of the topics in this course that you cover are biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, physiology, microbiology, neuroscience, bio-organic chemistry and chemical biology. You get to learn most of the things from theory classes to seminars, clinical sessions and research work in laboratories. Through research work you will be investigating the various issues concerning the interaction of living organisms with chemical substances. This course is very much for you, if you are enthused and excited on getting to understand how the drugs work on us and in discovering new drugs and therapies.
Pharmacology is a very challenging but rewarding career. In general most pharmacologists work in laboratories or in research labs. Many of them are also into consultation, pharmaceutical & biotech companies, hospitals, food & beverage industry, public health, forensics, law enforcement, writing scientific patents and other government and non-governmental positions. Many students after undergoing this course further their education through Ph.D programs and thus pursue a research based career in this field. Academic based careers are also very popular with pharmacologists.
M.Sc Pharmacology Admissions for 2018 - 2019 Academic Year
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