Intercalated Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics – BSc


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Gain an appreciation of the scientific foundations of clinical medicine and study the scientific basis of pharmacology and the clinical trials industry. 

Our intercalated BSc gives students already taking a medical or dental degree the chance to achieve an additional degree in this specialist field in just one year.

Pharmacology and Innovative Therapeutics is the study of how drugs and therapies work, and the development of new ones. As research lays bare the molecular basis of disease and treatment, medical staff and researchers need increasingly specialist knowledge in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry and chemistry.

You’ll cover a number of specialist topics in pharmacology such as drug design, translational pharmacology, innovative therapeutics and clinical trials as well as the role of regulatory agencies in therapeutic innovation and commercial exploitation.

The programme will give you expertise in the discipline, and practical experience of laboratory research. It will enhance your understanding of drugs and prescribing, bringing benefits throughout your medical degree and clinical practice.

As part of your degree, you’ll work on a research topic of your own choosing, alongside leading teams at the William Harvey Research Institute.

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Careers - With its focus on pharmacological research, this programme forms a strong basis for careers in academic medicine. Your understanding of the actions of drugs and ability to evaluate the latest research will also be an advantage in any area of clinical work or within the pharmaceutical and clinical trials industry.