Pharmacy is the scientific study about the preparation of medicinal drugs while pharmacology is the science of the action of these medicinal drugs on human body. A person professionally qualified in Pharmacy is called a Pharmacist while Pharmacologist is a medical professional who is academically qualified in the medical science of Pharmacology. Both Pharmacy and Pharmacology are major branches of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
There are many Canadian universities that offer professional programmes in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy and Pharmacology. But most popular higher education destinations are University of Toronto, Dalhousie University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, University of Manitoba, the University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta.
A Bachelor of Science in Pre-pharmacy programme is available for all aspiring international students at the University of British Columbia. Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, an undergraduate degree, is conducted at the University of Toronto, Dalhousie University, Memorial University of Newfoundland, University of Manitoba, the University of British Columbia and the University of Alberta. More advanced qualifications such as Master of Science in Pharmacy and PhD in pharmacy programmes are also offered at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Manitoba.
University of Toronto awards a bachelor degree, BSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Specialist) and BSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences while advanced qualifications, MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences and PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences are awarded by the Dalhousie University and the University of British Columbia.
University of Manitoba holds an international reputation for advanced study programmes in pharmacology and therapeutics. Major pharmacology and therapeutics courses conducted at the university are MSc in pharmacology and therapeutics and PhD in pharmacology and therapeutics. University of Alberta is equally reputed for advanced professional programmes in pharmacy & pharmaceutical sciences. PhD in pharmacy & pharmaceutical sciences, Master of pharmacy & pharmaceutical sciences and MSc in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences are offered at the University of Alberta.