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Career Opportunity in Pharmacology/Toxicology and Food Science
Shweta Kakadia profile image Shweta Kakadia Member Join date: Aug, 2012 Posts: 1 Points: 0
I am planning to do my Postgraduate Diploma in Science form University of Auckland (New Zealand). But I am bit confused with the specialization subject according to the opportunities in the New Zealand. I got offers in Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Pharmacology) and Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Food Science). Can you please help me out with the selection of Major subject in prospect of good career in New Zealand? Which subject I should go for? Thanks in advance. Kind Regards
  • August 02, 2012
  • Preferred qualification: Postgraduate | Preferred study destination: New Zealand

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Ajay Sathyan Sathyan profile image Ajay Sathyan Sathyan Expert Join date: Feb, 2012 Posts: 414 Points: 6045 Trusted Advisor

Hi, pharmacology is the study of drugs, their effects and how they interact with other drugs. Pharmacology degrees can lead to careers in pharmacological research. This type of research is primarily geared toward understanding how various drugs work, what effects they have on the body and ways to develop new drugs in order to treat disease. You may find employment in universities, large hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry, and government agencies. Depending on the strengths and inclinations of the individual, after further professional training, pharmacologists may practice their profession as physicians, researchers, teachers, administrators, or combinations of these.

Food scientists and technologists help to maintain the Nation’s food supply by ensuring food safety. A master's degree in food science or nutrition gives graduates the skills to pursue a variety of careers. You can work under clinical dietetics, management dietetics, consultant dietetics or community dietetics. While clinical dietitians work in hospitals and medical facilities, management dietitians are employed in prisons, companies and school cafeterias. Nutritionists and dietitians with graduate degrees can open private practices or become consultants for private individuals, health agencies and nutrition-related companies. Their duties include advising clients on diet, weight loss, health and safety, and nutritional planning.

It is based on your interest, what you want to take up for future. You need to do self search and select your subject and then apply for the program.  


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