The aim of the Distance Learning (DL) PGDip/MSc in Clinical Drug Development course is to provide students with a multi-disciplinary perspective to facilitate their skills. This course is designed for individuals who need an understanding of the drug development process, and provides a detailed picture of the complex and highly interrelated activities required for the development cycle for drugs and biologics, from the process of discovery to successful commercialisation. The DL PGDip/MSc in Clinical Drug Development provides students the edge that pharmaceutical industry requires. It also empowers the professionals working within the field with the skills and understanding required for fast progression within the industry and contract research organisations (CRO-s). The modular nature of the courses is designed to fit in with the needs of those students who are in full time employment. The taught element of the modules is delivered in three-day blocks every four to six weeks (approximately). For a PGDip award students have to complete in total of 7 modules, while for an MSc award students need to complete 10 modules in total. Module Titles: Drug Discovery & Pre-Clinical Research & Development Toxicology: From Molecules to Man Clinical Study Design Practical Aspects of Clinical Research & Early Drug Development Ethics & Regulation in Clinical Research Data Management: The Interpretation of Statistics & Pharmacokinetics Specific Topics in Clinical Trial Design and Elective Project Health and Pharmaco-Economics Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing Dissertation The final mark will have the following components • Continuous assessment (module assignment) • Dissertation
Candidates should have a degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject from an approved educational establishment.OrProfessional qualifications or sufficient experience to satisfy the head of division and course director of the applicants fitness to pursue the course of study. The postgraduate diploma will be a prerequisite to enter the MSc in most cases.Also prospective students would either need to be in employment or be able to produce agreeing project supervision by a suitable supervisor.Entry level guidelines for English Language:An ILESTS score of 6.5
Recipient: Queen Mary University of London
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