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Study in the Discipline of Pharmacology is offered by the Sydney Medical School. Units of study in this major are available at standard and advanced level.

Programme structure and content

Students enrolled in undergraduate Science degrees may elect subjects in this discipline in the second and third years of their study. This discipline offers a general training in Pharmacology to students in the Faculty of Science. It provides three intermediate 6-credit point units of study and eight senior 6-credit point units of study.

First year planning for a Pharmacology major

Essential: 6 credit points of Junior BIOL or MBLG1001/1901 and 6 credit points of Junior Chemistry.

Requirements for a major

For a major in Pharmacology, the minimum requirement is 24 credit points from the senior units of study listed in this subject area in Table 1.


Subject to a satisfactory standard being attained in Pharmacology, a student may arrange to read for the Honours degree in this subject area. Much of the work will be arranged to suit the interest of the individual.

The student will participate in a research project in progress in the Discipline. A research plan, literature review and a 50-page thesis on the research project must be prepared. Seminars on the literature review, the project and another chosen topic will be given by the student.

Honours contact

Dr Rachel Codd

Phone: + 61 2 9351 6378

Contact and further information

Ms Beverly Hehir

Phone: +61 2 9351 3819