WAEC, JAMB Subject Combination for Pharmacology

Last updated on August 16th, 2018 at 02:37 am

O Level & A Level Requirement – Subject Combination for Pharmacology including the List of Nigeria Universities Offering the Course, WAEC, NECO, GCE, JAMB UTME, Direct Entry, IJBM, JUPEB, CAMBRIDGE, NABTEB, Course Description and Career Opportunities 

 

Note

  • JAMB officially classified this course under Faculty/School/College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science.
  • Probable Degree type – [M.B.B.S., MB.B.Ch.B., B.D.S., B.Ch.D., Pharm.B, B.SC]

Pharmacology course provides a modern understanding of how medicines produce their effects on the body and how such knowledge is used to alleviate suffering caused by disease. In this course, you’ll learn how common drugs target specific receptors in body tissues, exerting effects as either agonists or antagonists. You will also explore the major biochemical pathways that are activated when drugs interact with their respective receptors. Other key topics include pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, drug dependence, toxicology, pharmacogenomics and drug discovery. This course provides an appreciation of how drugs produce changes in such key bodily functions as blood pressure, lung performance or pain perception.

Pharmacology fuelled my desire to learn. Where did modern medicine come from? How does medicine work in the body when we take it? Pharmacology answered these questions and, as I learned more, I had more questions that pharmacology kept answering.” Moshe Meyers

Pharmacology is a cousin to Pharmacy. While the latter focuses more on a patient and their treatment with the use of prescribed drugs, Pharmacology prefers to know how these drugs act when they get into the body, what they do inside, how they are metabolized, and how they exert toxic effects. This lead to developing new drugs or improving on the readily available ones.

The admission requirement to study Pharmacology in Nigeria Universities includes one or a combination of ‘O’ level results or A-level result if you’re going through Direct Entry. This page will literally answer questions such as WAEC subject combination, JAMB UTME subject combination, Direct Entry requirements, Special consideration (waivers), where you can work with the degree and the required documents for admission into Nigeria universities. If you’re still having difficulties with getting admission in Nigeria Universities, we have some post that may be of benefit to you.

 

What is O level/WAEC subject combination (requirement) for Pharmacology?
The subjects needed to study Pharmacology in WAEC must contain five (5) credit. This subject combination is also applicable to NECO AND GCE… The O level requirement that is the compulsory WAEC subject combination for Pharmacology must include:

  1. English Language
  2. Physics
  3. Mathematics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Biology
  6. A trade subject

 

What is JAMB UTME subject combination (subject needed) for Pharmacology?
You should aim for a score of 180 – 200 and above in JAMB UTME to be on a safe side (Just an advice) because anything short of that may deny you of Admission/Post UTME. Of course, if you have a score below 180, you can consider College of Education or Polytechnic… Please note – JAMB is not the only option for admission. If you’re having troubles JAMB UTME maybe it’s time you pass through IJBM, JUBEB, ND or Predegree. JAMB UTME subject combination (subject to write in jamb) for Pharmacology are

  1. Chemistry
  2. Biology
  3. Physics

 

What is Direct Entry requirement (that is the required A-level result you need) to study Pharmacology?
Two ‘A’ level passes in any of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology plus UTME entry requirements

Just a reminder: Everything you have read so far is a general requirement, it is expedient that you also check the special consideration for this course below. If for some reasons you are not satisfied or cannot meet up with the subject combination above, perhaps you should consider taking a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements. You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice.

So now that you know the compulsory WAEC, JAMB subject combination for Pharmacology, (which is also applicable to NECO and GCE) as well as A-level result/certificate. Do you know which Universities in Nigeria offer Pharmacology?
Before you make a decision on which University to choose, please consider

  • The Fees
  • The Distance
  • The Environment
  • The Degree Certificate
  • Vulnerability to Strike
  • Acceptable O Level and A-level Result
  • Academic Calendar

See useful guides on how to choose a course and university

List of Nigeria Universities offering Pharmacology include:

  1. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  2. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State
  3. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
  4. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Where can I work with a Degree in Pharmacology? 
I believe you now know the subjects required to study Pharmacology. I urge you to also find out where you can work with the degree. Please take your time to read The Act of Getting a Job – so you would know what you’re up against after graduating. Pharmacology graduates have pursued a number of pathways including research in a hospital (diagnostic or research lab), employment in a pharmaceutical industry (research or commercial setting), clinical trials coordinators, state or federal regulatory agencies with oversight for drug use, science education (secondary or tertiary sector) and vocational study.

The SSCE O level and A-level subject needed to study Pharmacology have been listed above but, some Universities may accept D7 or E8 in some a compulsory subject instead of Credit. And some may accept or reject two sittings. That is combinations of WAEC, NECO, or GCE results. You will know more when you take a look at the special consideration (waiver) for this course if available. Please take note that when you see Check, it simply means the special consideration for this course had been merge with a related course to save space. So it is advisable to click the link or search with the search bar.

Special Consideration

What is Direct Entry Special Consideration (waiver) to study Pharmacology?
(i) University of Lagos (UNILAG) accepts very good passes in three JUPEB/A-LEVEL subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology

What is JAMB UTME Special Consideration (waiver) to study Pharmacology?
(i) Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye accepts any three of Physics/ Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology.

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