As a pharmacologist, you will be investigating the beneficial and harmful effects of medicines and other drugs so that they can be used safely and effectively.
A pharmacologist conducts research on the interaction of drugs with biological systems and works on improving the effectiveness and safety of medicines. He/She also aims at seeking chemical compounds and substances that can be used to produce new and better medicines for the treatment of different physical and mental illnesses.
Students seeking admission to pharmacology courses at the UG level need to choose Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics as principal subjects at the 10+2 level
As undergraduate programs exclusively for Pharmacology are not commonly available in India, it will be better to do a bachelors degree in pharmacy/biological Sciences before specialising at the PF level.
BSc Pharmacology is not commonly available in india but many of the colleges abroad are providing the same.
A person with a BSc Degree with at least one subject Biological Sciences, like BPharm, MBBS, BHMS or BPT from a recognized institution are eligible for admission to MSc Pharmacology. The duration of the program is usually 2 years.
Pharmacology is available as one of the specialisations in MPharm.
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A pharmacologist should have good communication skills especially in writing reports and giving presentations.
A pharmacologist must be able to find and employ creative solutions when carrying out experiments.
A pharmacologist should show willingness to work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams.
The ability to achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task is a necessary skill as far as a pharmacologist is concerned.
A pharmacologist should have the ability to build effective links with external organisations.