Programme description Over the last 30 years healthcare research and drug development have been transformed from peripheral activities carried out on an ad hoc basis to become core activities that require trained, professional, staff.
We have developed a modular postgraduate programme in clinical drug development designed to give you the necessary academic background and specialist skills needed to carry out clinical drug development in a contract research organisation , pharmaceutical industry or health service environment.
If you are a nurse, medical doctors or other health professionals working in contract research organisations, the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare, this programme has been designed for you.
Programme outline This postgraduate programmes shares a common spine with our Healthcare Research Methods programme, which covers the key areas of expertise needed for a successful clinical research programme.If you choose the Clinical Drug Development programme, your initial modules will concentrate on early drug development.
The modular nature of the programmes is designed to fit in with full-time employment. The taught elements of the modules are delivered in three-day blocks every six weeks.
Clinical Study Design Practical Aspects of Clinical Research and Early Drug Development Ethics and Regulation Data Management and Statistics Specific Topics in Clinical Trial Design Elective Dissertation Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomics Marketing Healthcare Research Project / Dissertation Drug Discovery and Pre-clinical Research and Development Toxicology Module options include:
Health and the Human Body Healthcare Organisation and Decision Making