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Study Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Otago

Whether you are a student, research scientist, or just someone interested in how drugs work, you will find this website of use. On this page you will discover what pharmacology and toxicology are and how they impact our everyday lives.

Pharmacology and toxicology are at the forefront of modern medicine with a focus on developing drugs to treat important conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, neurological conditions and heart disease. Pharmacology is the science of the effects of drugs on biological systems, from the molecular level through to patient studies. Toxicology is the study of the harmful effects of chemicals.