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University of Glasgow: Clinical Pharmacology
|Institution||University of Glasgow View institution profile|
|Department||School of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health|
You will acquire core skills, enabling an appreciation of how to apply clinical pharmacological, regulatory and ethical principles to the optimisation of therapeutic practice and clinical research. Crucially, in addition to a firm grasp of the principles of molecular pharmacology, you will also gain foundational knowledge in the emerging science of pharmacogenomics and personalised medicine.
Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting, in part, the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol). One of a few UK postgraduate programmes that cover clinical pharmacology in sufficient detail to allow you to make an informed choice about pursuing clinical pharmacology as a career. Learn the basics of molecular genetics and population genetics as applied to pharmacogenetics and gene therapy. Gain hands-on experience in molecular methods and analysis along with critical interpretation of genomic literature, enabling you to analyse, synthesise and formulate an action plan for personalised patient care. Engage in, and contribute to, discussions about therapeutic issues in the commercial and academic research environments. Undertake your own research project under expert supervision, allowing you to consolidate your knowledge and apply the skills you have acquired. Benefit from the close involvement of clinical academics and visiting lecturers from the pharmaceutical industry and national drug regulatory bodies Specifically designed to prepare you for future senior roles within the pharmaceutical medicine. Guest lecturers have recently included staff from Pfizer, Servier, Johnson & Johnson and the Scottish Medicines Consortium. Main Campus Location
This programme is undertaken at the Gilmorehill Campus, in the West End of Glasgow. Easy to travel to by bus, subway, train or car.
You will attend lectures, seminars and tutorials and take part in lab, project and team work.
Core courses PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY DRUG DISPOSITION PHARMACEUTICAL MEDICINE TOPICS IN THERAPEUTICS - GENERAL TOPICS, CARDIOVASCULAR AND DIABETES DRUGS TOPICS IN THERAPEUTICS - COMMONLY USED DRUGS MEDICAL STATISTICS APPLIED STATISTICS FOR CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH PHARMACOGENOMICS & MOLECULAR MEDICINE - FUNDAMENTALS OF MOLECULAR MEDICINE APPLIED PHARMACOGENOMICS & MOLECULAR MEDICINE CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY DISSERTATION Find out more about courses
Career opportunities include positions in:
Academia Health care Pharmaceutical industry Return to more advanced positions within a previous clinical environment eg pharmacists, clinicians PhD study Related job positions include:
medical writer pharmacist medical doctor (NHS) quality control supervisor anaesthetics trainee (NHS) medical sales rep clinical research fellow Some graduates went on to study for PhDs in:
pharmacology molecular pharmacology cardiovascular sciences medicine (pharmacogenomics) One graduate also went on to teacher training (PGDE Secondary Biology).
University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
- is ranked 73rd in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022
- is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2022
- 95.9% of students in employment or further study 6 …
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