Why should I study Pharmacy/Pharmacology?

What is Pharmacy/ Pharmacology?

Pharmacy and Pharmacology belong to one another, but differ in definition. Pharmacy is a licensed health profession in which pharmacists provide information regarding medication to patients and health care professionals. However, pharmacology itself is an essential component in the study of pharmacy and is included as one of the six major areas of instruction in the pharmacy degree curriculum.

Three reasons to study Pharmacy/ Pharmacology:

  1. Interact with humans: pharmacists can be found in many healthcare settings: inpatient, ambulatory and community centre settings. Pharmacists should be open to seeing customers at all times of the day and throughout the year. Their advice to patients matters and they help people get better.
  2. Be part of major innovations in the pharmaceutical industry: scientists now know that genetic variation in genes can affect a body’s response to a drug. Specialists hope to someday sequence the entire human gene in each individual. Pharmacists and healthcare providers would then be able to use that information to choose the treatments suited best to an individual’s needs.
  3. Job stability: human health is a great working field. Pharmacists are always in demand. There are always new drugs and treatments on the market and prescriptions to be handed out. This means that after graduation, you will find a job easily.

How to study Pharmacy/Pharmacology?

Pharmacy/ pharmacology studies include learning about mechanisms of action, indication, administration, elimination, excretion, contraindications and adverse side effects. The subject does involve a lot of learning and a full schedule – but it’s certainly worth it!

What kind of jobs can I get by studying Pharmacy/ Pharmacology?

Graduates with a degree in pharmacy/ pharmacology are often found behind the counters of a pharmacy, but this does not have to be the case. Many pharmacy/ pharmacology degree holders go on to pursue careers in hospitals, research, the community, quality management and even legal compliance.

How can U-Multirank help me find the best Pharmacy/ Pharmacology study programme for me?

If you’re considering pursuing a degree in pharmacy/ pharmacology, then let us help you find the best university for you. U-Multirank’s ‘For students track offers personalised university comparisons, so you can find the university that best matches you. U-Multirank’s subject rankings provide the feedback of more than 100,000 current students studying at the respective universities, offering a unique student perspective to the rankings via our Teaching & Learning dimension. Create your own personalised rankings today, and compare universities according to what matters most to you.  To start, make sure to select pharmacy/ pharmacology as your subject of interest and we’ll help guide you through the rest.

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