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Clinical Pharmacology PgDip
University of Aberdeen

School Of Medical Sciences

About this course

Clinical Pharmacology PgDip: The course equips students for careers developing and expanding current knowledge of drugs; the course provides a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of drug discovery and development, mechanisms of drug action, preclinical and clinical trials and regulatory affairs; the taught part of the course extends over 2 terms, consisting of 100 hours of lectures and 15 days of practical classes in addition to tutorials, seminars and clinical tuition; there are also practical laboratory sessions and visits to clinical departments and clinical research areas within Grampian University Hospitals Trust, allowing students to gain a wider understanding of clinical issues; there is also a visit to a pharmaceutical research company, giving the students an insight into the industrial aspect of clinical pharmacology.


Semester 1: induction course; molecular pharmacology; drug metabolism and toxicology; therapeutics; computing; statistics; semester 2: pharmacovigilance (option); pharmacy topics (option); pharmacokinetics drug development to evidence based medicine, 'omics' and research methods (option).

Course dates & prices

Starting How long Days you attend Details Where Class info Price
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9 months

Full time No application date provided Aberdeen,
AB24 3FX
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per year

*More info: £3400 per year

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Additional entry requirements

Good 1st degree in medicine, a biological science or pharmacy is required; applicants whose 1st language is not English require proof of English language proficiency.


Postgraduate Qualification (PgDip)

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University of Aberdeen

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