Masters | Postgraduate Course - Clinical Drug Development - Distance Learning PG Dip Course Details within Queen Mary University of London

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Home and EU students 2018/19 Academic Year Full time DL £6,050 International students 2018/19 Academic Year Full time DL £12,000
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William Harvey Research Institute
Clinical Drug Development - Distance Learning PG Dip

Study Details

PGDip 9 months Distance learning

Clinical drug development is available for study to MSc or PGDip level, over a period of one year full-time or two- five years part time (variable mode).

We have developed a modular postgraduate programme in clinical drug development designed to give you the necessary academic background and specialist skills needed to carry out clinical drug development in a contract research organisation, pharmaceutical industry or health service environment.

If you are a nurse, medical doctor or other health professional working in contract research organisations, the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare, this programme has been designed for you.

The programme will:

  • Allow you the option to study on a flexible part-time basis, or by distance learning.
  • Give you an understanding of the regulatory framework underlying clinical research.
  • Teach you to understand the principles of laboratory methodologies applied to clinical trials.
  • Give you understanding of the steps involved in developing and implementing new drugs.
  • Cover the key areas of expertise needed for a successful clinical research programme.
  • Develop your skills and understanding in clinical microbiology, and will give you a thorough knowledge of associated subjects such as molecular biology.

Module details

Core modules

  • Clinical Study Design
  • Practical Aspects of Clinical Research and Early Drug Development
  • Ethics and Regulation
  • Data Management and Statistics
  • Specific Topics in Clinical Trial Design
  • Elective Dissertation
  • Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomics
  • Marketing Healthcare
  • Dissertation
  • Drug Discovery and Pre-clinical Research and Development
  • Toxicology.

Option modules

  • Health and the Human Body
  • Healthcare Organisation and Decision-making.

Entry Requirements

For entry onto the programme you will need either an appropriate degree or equivalent from a recognised academic institution, or an appropriate professional qualification (for example nursing,) or experience acceptable to the Programme Director and Director of Graduate Studies.

Programme Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.