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Medical Toxicology (MSc/PgDip/PgCert)


Course Description

The course is designed specifically for those who wish to gain expertise in the practical management of toxicological problems. They are taught at the Department of Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology at Cardiff School of Medicine.

The Department of Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology has a major clinical, teaching and research role, with particular expertise in clinical and medical toxicology. The department directs the National Poisons Information Service (Cardiff) which advises health professionals throughout the United Kingdom and (with colleagues in the Welsh Medicines Information Centre) Yellow Card Centre (YCC) Wales, a Regional Monitoring Centre working with the Medicines and Health Care Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). General (Internal) Medicine is an integral part of the department's medical role and the department also provides specialist services for patients with toxicological problems, including suspected drug allergies.

Special Features
• The course is distance learning.
• Targeted fortnightly reading.
• An audio interview is available to download, covering weekly topics.
• Optional update course.
• The course is delivered via the Internet.

Visit the Medical Toxicology (MSc/PgDip/PgCert) page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

Videos
(Student Profile)

Phillip Leonard (MSc Genetic Counselling)

The MSc in Genetic Counselling allowed me to combine my scientific interests in genetics and medicine with professional training in counselling skills. The course is vital preparation for a career in genetic counselling. Cardiff is a lively, friendly and diverse student city, and the University provides superb resources to support postgraduates both academically and socially, not least the excellent Graduate Centre.

(Student Profile)

Shalini Sri Ranganatham (Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology)

"The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) offered me a PhD scholarship to study at Cardiff University. Having a PhD is a requirement in my academic field, and I am interested in learning more about my subject. I want to re-join my department in Sri Lanka and get involved with academic and clinical work, and to set up a paediatric clinical pharmacology unit based on what I learned here. Studying in Cardiff will give me all the possible opportunities to reach my goal to become an independent and self-directed academic. I feel like a 'knowledge bridge' between the university here and the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka."


(Scholarship)

Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

“This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.”Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-ChancellorWe are pleased to announce that the Taught Master's Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2016/17 entry has been confirmed.We are committed to invest up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support UK and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2016.The scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence.

Value of Scholarship(s)

min. £3000

Eligibility

Eligible programmes include taught full-time and part-time taught programmes leading to a master's. Not included are our distance learning programmes and taught programmes leading to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, as well as research master's such as the MPhil and MRes.‘Home’ and ‘EU’ students only (as classified for fee paying purposes, tuition fee status is determined after submitting an application to study) who are accepted on to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.For applicants from countries outside the European Union, we also offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships.

Application Procedure

We have two deadlines after which scholarship decisions will be made:

6 April and 27 July 2016.

The Masters Excellence Scholarship application form can be accessed once you have submitted an application to study to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master’s degree. Please note the additional details on our website and in the guidance documents provided.

Further Information

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding-and-fees/masters-excellence-scholarships



Entry Requirements

Suitable for clinical pharmacologists in training, specialist registrars in other disciplines, those working in the pharmaceutical industry, those working in the National Poisons Information Services, pharmacists, nurses and other life science graduates

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