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Minor

Pharmacology

Diploma in Science

Revolutionise the way we use existing drugs and develop new medicines to help prevent and combat disease.

Study pharmacology to learn the science behind how drugs work to treat and cure diseases.

You’ll gain comprehensive knowledge on how drugs work in the human body at the molecular cellular and whole-body level, and discover why many drugs do not work in every patient.

You'll learn how active chemical agents in medicines affect our cells, tissue or organs to examine their benefits, side effects and interactions on human health.

Learn the latest techniques to test drug effects and how to evaluate their benefits and risks in treating human diseases.

A minor in pharmacology can help to support your admission to or progression through the graduate entry medicine program. It can prepare you for employment opportunities within healthcare organisations, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and hospitals.

Highlights

31 in the world for pharmacy and pharmacology

QS World University Rankings 2021

1 in Queensland for pharmacy and pharmacology

QS World University Rankings 2021

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Biomedical scientist
  • Clinical research officer
  • Pharmaceutical scientist
  • Biochemist
  • Quality assurance officer
  • Sales representative

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work

What you'll study

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