The University of Melbourne is a globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive university uniquely positioned to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.
- Research Themes
Our research is encompassed within several broad research themes. This multidisciplinary approach aims to increase the opportunities for researchers to collaborate on projects that span common themes.View
- Research Groups
An overview of our research interests within the department and the project work being carried out by our research groups.View
- Graduate Research
We are passionate about the training and mentoring of the next generation of scientists. A range of research degrees are offered at Master and Doctorate level.View
The Australian Venom Research Unit provides information on venomous animals to the public and clinicians.View
Lung Health Research Centre
The vision of the Centre is to improve lung health through excellence in basic and translational research. The core of the Centre will be the existing strong partnership between lung researchers in the Department of Pharmacology (Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Allied Health Sciences, FMDHS), where the Centre would be based, and leading clinical research groups at the Departments of Respiratory Medicine and Clinical Immunology at Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Research in the Faculty
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is Australia's largest biomedical research faculty. We employ more than 1500 academic staff, 4000 honorary staff and 1500 graduate researchers undertaking world class research across a wide range of health and social issues in a diverse range of research settings. Researchers are located at key sites across Victoria, with more conducting research around the world. These renowned experts from every field can be found in labs, hospitals, affiliated research institutes and all across the wider community.Information and support tools for Faculty staff are available on the Faculty intranet.
Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned professional, we have something to suit your needs and schedule. With the highest teaching evaluations in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences we are proud to offer our coursework and short course programs to our leaders and future leaders.
Learn from world-renowned academics in the heart of the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct – the perfect way to begin in the field of biomedical science.Learn more
Everything you need to know about course planning, graduate pathways, how to enrich your studies and where to seek support.Learn more
Student Prizes in the Department
Each year we award prizes to our top Pharmacology and Therapeutics students.Learn more
Departmental Student Resources
A range of support resources are available for students in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics.Learn more
SToP (STudents of Pharmacology) is a not-for-profit student run organisation at the University of Melbourne. We consist of postgraduate students (honors, masters and PhD) within the Pharmacology and Therapeutics department of the School of Biomedical Sciences.
Honours and Masters of Biomedical Science
See our project guide for a wide range of available Honours and Masters projects.
Our alumni community brings together our talented graduates – from those working in medicine, professional health, engineering to law and commerce. Stay connected with this global network.Connect with us
Our alumni and donors enrich our School’s work in many ways. From creating scholarships, supporting ground-breaking research to building partnerships and community engagement.Find out more
Collaboration with industry, other institutions and research organisations, the community, not-for-profits and government means research outcomes in our School can have a global impact.Find out more
The School of Biomedical Sciences includes some of the University, and Victoria’s, most historically renowned departments, hosting a number of unique programs of community and scientific interest.Discover
The Biomedical Precinct
The School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Melbourne is part of the largest biomedical precinct in the southern hemisphere. It is a hub of innovation, exceptional collaboration opportunities and cutting-edge facilities.
The Australian Venom Research Unit provides information on venomous animals to the public and clinicians.
Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
The Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics is within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and is responsible for the teaching of undergraduate students of Dentistry, Medicine, Physiotherapy, Optometry, Science and Veterinary Science.
For information on our contact details, general enquiries, information for current or future students, and our staff directory.
The Australian Venom Research Unit is a separate unit administered by the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics which provides information to the general public and clinicians on snake bites and other envenomations. The unit is funded with a grant from NHMRC.
In 1996, Dr Natalie Korszniak, completed a history of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Melbourne, for the period 1953 - 1995.