Pharmacy and pharmacologyWatch
Pharmacy, on the other hand, encompasses pharmacology along with other basic sciences, such as biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, pathology, pathophysiology, formulation sciences, as well as communication skills. Communication skills is a large component of pharmacy, as pharmacy students become pharmacists post-graduation and after their registration to the General Pharmaceutical Council, and pharmacists have a lot of patient interaction. They recommend different treatments and ensure that the treatments that doctors have prescribed are safe.
In summary, pharmacology is a basic science, whereas pharmacy is a collection of basic sciences with patient interaction. As an industrial pharmacist, you may end up being in the research & development (R&D) department of a pharmaceutical company, where you may be working as a pharmacologist in order to study the effects of drugs on the body. This means that a qualified pharmacist can work as a pharmacologist, but a pharmacologist cannot work as a qualified pharmacist.
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