Drugs are biologically active chemicals used for both scientific investigation and the treatment or prevention of disease. Pharmacology is the science that studies the mechanism of action, clinical uses, side effects and the fate of drugs on the body. This Programme, which is academically challenging and vocationally relevant, will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the science of Pharmacology and allow you to develop bench skills together with an understanding of techniques currently used in pharmacology. In addition the programme aims to promote strong communication skills and independent thought, in preparation for employment or an PhD. The Programme covers essentials of pharmacology, mechanisms of drug action and drug metabolism, drug therapy and drug toxicology and includes a dedicated module dealing with research methods for biological science. The course will use a variety of learning and teaching methods such as, lectures, seminars, laboratory practicals and an extended research project.
Tuition fee for the international students.)
European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.)
The programme operates as a one year, full-time modularised programme. As part of the course students undertake an extended laboratory based programme of independent original research, which will permit the student to study in depth an aspect of current interest in pharmacology. A report on the research project will form part of the course assessment and will help students to further develop their scientific writing skills as well as their knowledge base.
BSc (Hons) or equivalent (minimum 60%) in a biological/biomedical science including anatomy & physiology.
When English is not the native language, applicants will have to demonstrate, and provide evidence of, a proficiency in written and spoken English to at least level 6 of IELTS with no single element below 5.5
No work experience is required.
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