Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice
Faculty of Medicine

Department of Pharmacology


About Department

Welcome to the Department of Pharmacology, one of the vigorous departments at Medical School of P. J. Šafarik University in Košice, Slovakia.

The Department of Pharmacology was established in 1948 originally as Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy. It is dedicated to research and education in modern pharmacology.

The Department is involved in the teaching of pharmacology to medical, dental and nursing students. In keeping with the rapid progress in computer technology, the Department has introduced the use of computer aided learning (CAL; pharma-CAL-ogy) to replace some traditional practical sessions.
Current areas of research investigation in the Department include four major areas: angiogenesis, discovery of novel antiproliferative compounds of natural/synthetic origin, pharmacogenetics and hematologic neoplasms.


What is Pharmacology?


Pharmacology (in Greek: pharmacon (φάρμακον) is drug, and logos (λόγος) is science) is the branch of medicine and biology concerned with the study of drug action. It is an integrative and interdisciplinary science that investigate how chemical agents, both natural and synthetic affect biological systems. Pharmacology is concerned with the discovery and study of molecular mechanisms and functional effects of a wide range of agents that may elicit either beneficial or adverse effects in man or animals. It is often described as a bridge science because it incorporates knowledge and skills from a number of basic science disciplines including biochemistry, physiology, and molecular biology.

Last Update: February 24, 2012