Clinical pharmacology

You can study undergraduate or post-graduate medicine, and then specialise to become a clinical pharmacologist. Clinical pharmacologists are doctors who specialise in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. ​

A wide variety of roles exist for clinical pharmacologists and you can choose to work within, or alongside, multiple medical and scientific disciplines. These include:


Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed

"We undertook research to better understand why serious side effects occur in 7% of HIV patients treated with abacavir. We found that this was due to a genetic factor and developed a test to screen for this which led to a reduction in the incidence of serious side effects to under 1%.”​

Prof. Sir Munir Pirmohamed, David Weatherall chair of medicine, NHS chair of pharmacogenetics and head of department of molecular and clinical pharmacology, University of Liverpool and Royal Liverpool University Hospital​.