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College of Pharmacy

Pharmacology and Toxicology


The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is one of the important branches of the College of Pharmacy. It is responsible for teaching nine courses, including Anatomy, Physiology I and II, Pathology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology I, II, and III, Toxicology, and Clinical Toxicology.

Department Vision:

The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology strives to be a leader in the advancement of knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms and effects of drugs and toxins. We are committed to providing students and faculty with a stimulating and supportive environment for learning, teaching, and research. We strive to provide an integrated and comprehensive educational experience that addresses the full range of principles and topics in our field and prepares our students for successful careers in pharmacology, toxicology, and related disciplines. Our research focuses on understanding the mechanisms and effects of drugs and toxins, and how they impact human health, with the goal of improving public health and safety. We will continue to develop and maintain strong collaborations with local, regional, and national partners in academia and industry to ensure that our research continues to be relevant, impactful, and innovative.

Department Mission:

The mission of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is to:

Perform outstanding research to advance the understanding of the interactions of chemicals and drugs with living systems and to assist in the development of new therapeutics and strategies to treat disease.

Train future pharmacists and scientists in the disciplines of pharmacology and toxicology to support the economic development of the country.

The department strives to maintain excellence in the areas of research, teaching, and service to the college, university, and community. The department extends its cooperation to all other departments of the college as well as other collaborative studies with other institutions.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to understand the principles of pharmacology and toxicology, including the mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of drugs.


  1. Students will be able to understand the clinical use of drugs, including indications, contraindications, and adverse effects.


  1. Students will be able to identify, analyze, and interpret scientific data related to pharmacology and toxicology.


  1. Students will be able to explain the principles and applications of drug metabolism, including the role of enzymes, transporters, and receptors.


  1. Students will be able to apply advanced theoretical and practical principles of pharmacology and toxicology in laboratory, clinical, and research settings.


  1. Students will be able to develop research strategies to investigate new drugs and analyze their effects on the body.


  1. Students will be able to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms about pharmacology and toxicology topics.

Study Methods:

The method of study in our department depends on various tools such as lectures, practical sessions, hospital and community pharmacy visits, case presentations, and reports. The assessment is achieved via two mid-term exams, final exams, essays, and reports.


The language of education at the Pharmacology and Toxicology Department is English for all courses.


The duration of study at this department as a part of the College of Pharmacy is 5 academic years of full-time study.

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