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 Pharmacology
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SchoolThe University of British Columbia - Vancouver
LocationVancouver, BC, Canada
School TypeUniversity
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 44,882
Full-time Graduate: 9,981
DegreeBachelor
Honours
Co-op
Length4 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*70%
Prerequisites
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics 
Prerequisites Notes
  • Graduation from high school
  • Minimum of 70% in Grade 11 or Grade 12 English (or their equivalents)
  • At least six academic/non-academic Grade 12 courses (recommended, but not required)
Cost
International: $42,395

More information on tuition fees can be found on the UBC undergrad tuition fees webpage.
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DescriptionThis program emphasizes the experimental and laboratory aspects of pharmacology. You'll learn both the whole-animal and isolated-tissue techniques, as well as biochemical and chemical procedures. Skills that are stressed include the ability to search for information, design appropriate experiments, carry out experiments individually and as a member of a team, analyze data, and communicate and write effectively.

Pharmacology is the science of drug action on biological systems. It deals with the sources, chemical properties, biological effects, mechanisms of action, therapeutic uses, and adverse effects of drugs. It is a science that is basic not only to medicine, but also to pharmacy, nursing, dentistry, midwifery, and veterinary medicine. Pharmacologists’ work ranges from exploring the potential hazards of pesticides and herbicides, to developing treatment and prevention of major diseases by drug therapy.
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