Pharmacology, Minor ( 0341)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0341

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

Pharmacology is a multi-disciplinary field that applies knowledge in chemistry, biology, human anatomy and physiology, and pathophysiology to drug design, discovery and the therapeutic treatment of human diseases. This minor is available to all undergraduate students in the School of Science and covers the basic and applied knowledge of pharmacological basis of drug action, principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, topics in clinical pharmacology, drug design, discovery, and structure-activity-relationships, preclinical and clinical development, evaluation of pharmaceutical drugs, and regulatory and legislative frameworks that govern the approval of new therapeutic medicines. This minor is designed to complement different programs offered in the School of Science, preparing skilled graduates for a range of career options that includes further postgraduate study, research and development, clinical trials, and regulatory affairs within the pharmaceutical industry. 

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Campbelltown Full-Time
Parramatta - Vic Rd Full-Time

Minor Structure

Students must complete four subjects as follows

Subject Title Credit Points
Select four of the following:
NATS 2045Introduction to Pharmacology10
NATS 2008Clinical Pharmacology10
NATS 3057Topics in Pharmacology10
NATS 3058Pharmacological Chemistry10
Total Credit Points40