You must possess at least a BSc Honours degree in physiology, pharmacology, biomedical sciences or in a closely related subject. Alternatively, you will need an equivalent qualification or experience in physiology and pharmacology or biomedical sciences deemed suitable by the course team. If your first language is not English you should have an IE LTS score of at least 6.5, with the written component at a minimum of 6.5 (or equivalent). During the induction stage of the course, if you do not have English as your first language, you will need to complete Academic English screening and any resulting recommended Academic English support activity.
This course is designed to give you an insight into aspects of the drug discovery and development process, by looking at a number of disease areas including cardiovascular, neuro, arthritic and respiratory pathologies. It will give you the opportunity to study the principles of pharmacology, bioinformatics and toxicology for the development of novel therapeutics for their management.
BIOINFORMATICS IN MEDICINE
DRUG DISCOVERY AND PRE-CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT
DRUG METABOLISM AND TOXICOLOGY
PROJECT A: CRITICAL REVIEW AND DESIGN STUDY
PROJECT B: PROJECT AND REPORT
Choose two from:
BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS
The course is aimed at those aspiring to be researchers within university research laboratories or in the pharmaceutical industry. During the course you will develop a range of transferable skills that will enhance your prospects for employment and research opportunities in the UK and overseas.