The Drug Discovery Skills course is run by the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics in conjunction with the pharmaceutical industry. The programme consists of five main taught modules and an industry-based research project. Graduates of the course mainly progress to careers in the pharmaceutical industry or further study for a PhD.
* Industry-based research project
* High employability factor
* Located in the heart of London
To equip biomedical/life science graduate students with value-added skills which will enhance their understanding of, and technical expertise in, the drug discovery process. To enhance employability in the pharmaceutical industry.
The programme is run by the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics in conjunction with the pharmaceutical industry. Subjects covered include:
* Target/lead identification
* Preclinical studies
* Clinical studies
* Regulatory affairs
* Intellectual property
Teaching methods include:
* Hands-on practicals
* A five-six month industry-based research project.
The standard and focus of the programme is maintained through an advisory board containing several representatives from industry.
FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
Teaching methods include: seminars, practicals, workshops, and a drug discovery research project usually in industry. The standard and focus of the programme is maintained through an advisory board containing several industry representatives. Assessment is via written test; oral test/poster; essay; presentation; practical report; written exam; written diary; and a dissertation.
More information on typical programme modules.
NB it cannot be guaranteed that all modules are offered in any particular academic year.
* Case History Of Drug Discovery - Required
* Core Skill in Drug Discovery - Required
* Research Project In Drug Discovery - Required
* Seminars in Drug Discovery - Required
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