Aim: To provide a Masters level training in the UK legal requirements, design and execution of practical approaches to the investigation of the mechanisms by which drugs act. To provide a comprehensive pharmacology knowledge base, an opportunity to plan and design as well as to pursue your own original research and to prepare for a career in drug research and related industries.
Course Structure: The taught component of the programme includes a lecture-based module in systems and cellular pharmacology that is complemented by a laboratory-based practical work and optional lecture modules in cardiovascular pharmacology, neuropharmacology and the pharmacology of inflammation. Project based elements include a research methods module and a laboratory-based practical research project. Included in the course will be the knowledge and procedures necessary to obtain a UK home office licence to undertake pharmacological investigations
Lectures, tutorials and laboratories with in-course assessment including a midsessional examination, research design project, literature survey, laboratory-based research project and final examinations. As part of this course there will be opportunities for industrial placements with a major pharmaceutical company, or a small business.
Careers: Graduates would be well suited to pursue careers in drug discovery in the pharmaceutical industry, or could go on to undertake a PhD degree.
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