Clinical Pharmacology
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​Division of Clinical Pharmacology

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Postgraduate studies

BScHons in Pharmacology​

The BSc Honours in Pharmacology course will cover the basic principles of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics, Drug Development, Analytical Pharmacology theory and techniques, Tissue culture and Disease modelling in rodents and zebrafish courses. Further modules will introduce students to Infectious Diseases, Toxicology, Epidemiology and Pharmacology of Systems.

The aim of the program is to provide a platform for students whishing to continue with a research-based Masters degree in Pharmacology or pursue a career in industry.

Programme Details

Duration: One calendar year on a full-time basis

Programme content:  
Principles of Pharmacology 774 (40)
Pharmacology of systems 775 (40)
Pharmacology of systems 775 (40)

Assessment and examination

  • The final mark for the programme will be calculated based on the following:
    • three written examinations covering the theoretical work (45% of the final mark);
    • assessment by means of class tests (15% of the final mark);
    • assignment and presentation (20% of the final mark); and
    • oral examination (20% of the final mark).
  • You must submit a satisfactory assignment based on a pharmacology/toxicology project. The purpose of the assignment is to determine your ability to independently execute a scientific investigation and interpret the results of the investigation. 

Admission and Selection requirements

  • One of the following qualifications of this University or another recognised university:
    • a BSc degree majoring in Physiology, Biochemistry or Microbiology, with a final mark of at least 60% for subjects at third-year level;
    • an MBChB or BChD degree, or equivalent qualification;
    • a BPharm degree, or equivalent qualification; or Medicine and Health Sciences
    • an equivalent qualification as approved by Senate.
  • International candidates must provide proof of the equivalence of qualifications obtained from a non-South African Institute. A SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) certificate must be submitted.

Important Notice: Submitting your completed application form and meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee admission.​​

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​BScHons Programme Coordinator​​​
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Dr Tracy Kellermann
BScHons Programme administrator
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Mrs Mandy Harck​​