Location
United Kingdom
Dates
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Accreditation
Yes (Details)
Language
English
Course Fee
$2,604

Course Overview

The Clinical Pharmacology course will give you the advanced skills and knowledge to evaluate the safety and efficacy of new medicinal products. It aligns with the curriculum for Pharmaceutical Medicine and its designed for scientists, physicians, clinical scientists and allied health professionals interested in the clinical development process.

Key benefits:

  • King's is ranked 9th in the world for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018).
  • Lectures delivered by a mixture of academics and leading industry experts from the pharmaceutical sector and the regulatory authorities.
  • Flexible study schedule with the option to complete a PG Certificate, PG Diploma or MSc.
  • Coordinated study programme with the PharmaTrain and the Faculty ofPharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians curricula.
  • Accredited PharmTrain centre of excellence which allows international transfer of credits
  • A vibrant cohort of participants, studying both full-time and part-time.
  • Modules with blended learning, integrating the latest learning technologies with face-to-face teaching.

Who should take this course

It aligns with the curriculum for Pharmaceutical Medicine and its designed for scientists, physicians, clinical scientists and allied health professionals interested in the clinical development process.

Minimum entry requirements are either a medical degree (such as an MBBS) or a 2:1 first degree in pharmacy, pharmacology, biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related subject. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.

Accreditation

MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert

Course content

The course is made up of optional and required modules.

The MSc pathway requires modules totalling 180 credits to complete the course, including 60 credits from a dissertation of around 15,000-18,000 words. The Postgraduate Diploma pathway will require modules totalling 120 credits, while the Postgraduate Certificate will require you to study modules totalling 60 credits to complete the course. If you are studying the MSc, you will complete the course in one year, from September to September. If you are studying for the MSc qualification part-time, your course will take up to four years to complete. The Postgraduate Diploma will take two to three years to complete and the Postgraduate Certificate up to two years.

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take:

  • MSc - modules totalling 180 credits
  • PG Diploma - modules totalling 120 credits
  • PG Cert - modules totalling 60 credits

Required Modules:

MSc Pathway:

  • Preclinical Science (15 credits)
  • Advanced Clinical Pharmacology (15 credits)
  • Biological and Advanced Therapies (15 credits)
  • Clinical Drug Development (15 credits)
  • Drug Development Statistics & Data Management (15 credits)
  • Theory and Practice of Pharmacokinetics (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Optional modules (MSc Pathway):

You are required to take two of the three options, that may typically include:

  • Drug Development Pharmacology (15 credits)
  • Practical Clinical Pharmacology (15 credits)
  • Exploratory Drug Development (15 credits) Postgraduate Diploma Part-time Pathway

Required modules:

  • Preclinical Science (15 credits)
  • Advanced Clinical Pharmacology (15 credits)
  • Biological & Advanced Therapies (15 credits)
  • Clinical Drug Development (15 credits)
  • Drug Development Statistics & Data Management (15 credits)
  • Theory and Practice of Pharmacokinetics (15 credits)

Optional modules:

You are required to take two of the three options, that may typically include:

  • Drug Development Pharmacology (15 credits)
  • Practical Clinical Pharmacology (15 credits)
  • Exploratory Drug Development (15 credits)

Postgraduate Certificate Part-time Pathway

Required modules:

  • Preclinical Science (15 credits)
  • Advanced Clinical Pharmacology (15 credits)
  • Clinical Drug Development (15 credits)

Optional modules:

You are required to take two of the three options, that may typically include:

  • Drug Development Pharmacology (15 credits)
  • Practical Clinical Pharmacology (15 credits)
  • Exploratory Drug Development (15 credits)
  • Theory and Practice of Pharmacokinetics (15 credits)

Part-time students are recommended to take two to three 15 credit modules a year. The choice of module order will be dependent on the student's experience and previous qualifications and students are recommended to discuss their best options with the course director.

King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to- date, innovative and relevant courses of study.

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

  • The INTERNATIONAL deposit is

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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