Clinical Pharmacology

Clinical pharmacology forms a critical part of the drug development process and our graduates are employed in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. These industries are now in rapid growth due to a combination of innovations and strength within customised and other types of medicine and treatment industry areas. The industry is also a major contributor of GDP in the UK. Further innovations which link into this industry come from easier upscaling processes, customisation and the Internet of Things and more ability to treat and diagnose at source.

There is always a strong need for the discipline to provide a foundation to any new innovations which often come from multidisciplinary teams. Our aim is to train students in the major areas of clinical pharmacology including molecular pharmacology, drug metabolism and toxicology, therapeutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacovigilance, regulatory affairs and experimental medicine. The programme aims to achieve this by a multi-disciplinary approach.

This programme is ideal for newly qualified graduates in medical science disciplines such as biomedical sciences, biochemistry, pharmacology, pharmacy, medicine and similar degrees. Careers can include work in clinical trials and NPD in pharmaceutical industries, doctoral research towards teaching, spin-outs and major innovations, regulation in the pharmaceutical industry and more.

Courses listed for the programme
Semester 1

Molecular Pharmacology
Drug Metabolism and Toxicology
Applied Statistics
Basic Skills- Induction
Generic Skills
Semester 2

Drug Development to Evidence Based Medicine
Basic Research Methods
Business of Science

Health Informatics (distance learning
Semester 3

Research Project

Course Type: Academic courses

Learning Type: In Person

Start Months: September, January

Course Duration: Full Time, Part Time

Full Time Hours: 12 months

Part Time Hours: 24 months

Qualifications Required: MSc

Cost: £12,154

Contact details of organiser: University of Aberdeen

Entry Requirements:

A good undergraduate degree in Medicine, Biological Science or Pharmacy is required (a second class degree (at least 60% or GPA 2.4/4) IELTS Academic (6.5), TOEFL iBT (90), PTE Academic Overall (62), Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency (176)

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