The course aims to produce high quality pharmacology graduates with the generic, subject-specific and transferable knowledge and skills suited to a career in the pharmaceutical industry or other related laboratory based scientific discipline.
The course aims to:
To provide a deep-rooted understanding of the fundamentals principles of chemistry and biology as applicable to pharmacology. Your foundation year is designed to introduce you to studying in a pharmaceutical environment. This will inspire and motive your enthusiasm for the subject, which will prepare you for the rest of the course.
To provide an understanding of normal and abnormal bodily function, the biology of disease (aetiology and epidemiology) and the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of medicines (collectively known as pharmacokinetics) and their therapeutic actions. These actions include drug mechanisms of action, interactions, adverse reactions, cautions, contraindications (collectively known as pharmacodynamics), misuse and to gain an insight into the theory of how medications are used.
To support students in the development of intellectual and key interpersonal skills as well as subject knowledge that will equip them for life-long learning. To provide skill sets specific to the pharmacologist, and promote curiosity and enthusiasm for the subject.
To encourage the development of practical and problem solving skills, research methods and the techniques and processes necessary for the evaluation, critical appraisal and systematic review of pharmacology.
As a student taking pharmacology at the University of Wolverhampton, you will find that academic staff will take a close interest in supporting your studies. You will be taught in a supportive, learning environment and you will always be encouraged to ask questions, which will actively help to further your own academic development and also your understanding of the topics covered by your pharmacology degree.
Your pharmacology degree will isn’t just about obtaining theoretical knowledge. You will also be gaining hands on lab experience to allow the development of key relevant skills. Practical skills related to inter-disciplinary subject areas will allow you to develop a better understanding of the wider perspectives within pharmacology. You will also have the opportunity to get involved with cutting edge research projects as part of your final year. This will promote your understanding of the development of innovative research within the areas of pharmacology and the pharmaceutical sector.