Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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Dr. M. N. Oluka - Head of Thematic Unit


Pharmacology and Therapeutics is the study of how chemical agents, both natural and synthetic, affect biological systems and the application of this knowledge in disease prevention and management.  It includes the study of a chemical’s molecular, cellular, physiological and behavioural. It also deals with a chemical’s mechanism of action, biological transformations and therapeutic and non-therapeutic uses. 

History of the Thematic Unit of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

The thematic unit of Pharmacology and Therapeutics is part of the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy which was created in 1995 when the Faculty of Pharmacy was created out of the then Faculty of Medicine.  Prior to this time, it existed as a course unit under the Department of Pharmacy which was created in 1974.


The Department has highly qualified members of staff to carry out teaching, research and service provision in Pharmacology and Therapeutics. This includes 3 full professors, 3 senior lecturers, 2 lecturers and 1 tutorial fellow.  In addition teaching is supported by technical members of staff.

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All B.Pharm graduates are alumni of the Pharmacology and Therapeutics thematic unit(click here for undergarduate alumni).

The thematic unit also has post-graduate alumni:

  • Dr Jessica Wesongah (PhD, 2008)

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