The physiological pharmacology major sequence provides you with the opportunity to expand your understanding of the human body and of the various types of medication that cure/manage disease states. If you choose this stream, you will gain a deep understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, nervous, renal, and gastrointestinal systems and how drugs exert their desired effects on the human body, what protocols exist that ensure drug safety and how new drugs are developed.

Career opportunities

Graduates with a major in physiological pharmacology can choose to engage with further studies (including various medical degrees) and/or may pursue careers in the following fields:

  • medical laboratory scientist
  • research scientist
  • research consultant
  • health education
  • patient advocacy
  • consumer health and health program development
  • science communication
  • academic research
  • medical marketing and sales
  • various pharmaceutical and medical technology industries, research, and development

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Completion requirements

The Physiological Pharmacology major consists of 80cp:

  • 40cp of Specified Bioscience Units (Part A)
  • 20cp of Advanced Pharmacology units (Part B)
  • 20cp of Advanced Physiology units (Part C)

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • BMSC306Advanced Physiology10 CP
  • BMSC309Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology10 CP

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