Pharmacology is the study of drugs and how they interact with our body.
Drugs may be used to improve health and quality of life, as medicines to treat and prevent diseases or, as a research tool, to further explore body functions.
Pharmacology is both an experimental and clinical science that deals with all types of drugs - medicinal and recreational, legal and illegal, synthetic and naturally occurring, therapeutically beneficial medicines and potentially toxic substances. It is an interdisciplinary field that bridges Physiology, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Statistics and Medicine.
The Discipline has a wide variety of expertise in areas ranging from whole organism pharmacology to molecular pharmacology and toxicology. Organisations wishing to use the Discipline's expertise in consulting or contract research and testing should go to the research pages for details of Discipline research strengths, and then contact the researchers.
Contact Adelaide Research & Innovation (ARI), the commercial development company of the University to find out more.
The Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research in the Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Problems (DASSA WHO Collaborating Centre) is a collaboration between Drug & Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA) and the University of Adelaide Faculty of Health Sciences' Discipline of Pharmacology.
The DASSA WHO Collaborating Centre assist WHO in undertaking and coordinating major research activities in the area of prevention and treatment interventions for alcohol and drug use disorders throughout the world, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, and has developed research-based collaborations with many professional groups and institutions in countries in the Asia-Pacific interested in evidence-based treatment.
The DASSA WHO Collaborating Centre for Research in the Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Problems also focuses on work force development opportunities for international, national and local drug and alcohol workers along with opportunities for placements for higher degree students.
You can contact the WHO Collaborating Centre via email or phone (+61 8 8363 8683)
Find a list of the Centre's Staff below.
|Associate Professor Robert Ali, MBBS FAFPHM, FAChAM|
|Dr Linda Gowing, PhD|
|Dr Sonali Meena, MBBS MD (Community Medicine)|
|Dr Nancy White, Phychology|
An international team of scientists involving the University of Adelaide and University of Colorado Boulder has proven that addiction to morphine and heroin can be blocked, while at the same time increasing pain relief.