Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

MEDSCI 204 - Pharmacology and Toxicology

15 Points

Semester 2


A solid grounding in the principles underlying pharmacology and toxicology, including the nature of drug targets, their interaction and response (pharmacodynamics), the fate of drugs within the body (pharmacokinetics), toxicity classification and testing, poisons and antidotes, adverse drug reactions, selective toxicity, drug discovery and development. Selected drug examples will be studied to illustrate key principles of clinical pharmacology.


Prerequisites: CHEM 110, MEDSCI 142 and 15 points from BIOSCI 106 or BIOSCI 107

Please note that the prerequisites listed here apply to students who begin their degree since 2016. Students who started their degree in 2015 or earlier will be under the University of Auckland course and degree regulations in place at that time.

If you have trouble enrolling, then please apply for an enrolment concession.

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