Pharmacology is a biomedical science that studies how and where in the body drugs act to produce their effects, from the whole organism down to its individual cells. Most drugs produce their effects by interacting with particular molecular components (e.g. specific proteins) within cells.
Pharmacology also considers the body's handling of drugs – how drugs are administered and absorbed, how they distribute within the body, and how they are eventually inactivated and/or excreted, often after being modified in chemical structure by the action of enzymes found in the body.
2021 entry requirements:
4 Highers at AABB (ABBB for widening access entry) including Biology and Chemistry plus English and Maths at National 5.
Advanced entry to 2nd year available with Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry at AB or BA plus Highers at BB (in different subjects).
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