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Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Pharmacology)

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  • Objectives
    This Postgraduate Diploma program in Pharmacology is designed to offer suitably qualified students that do not have a BSc degree an understanding of advanced pharmacological theory and to provide an introduction to pharmacological research. Emphasis is placed on developing skills in experimental design, technical expertise, thinking, analysis and presentation skills that will enable students to consider a career in medical research.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Pharmacology)
  • Course description
    Areas of Specialisation

    The coursework covers topics in analytical pharmacology, molecular pharmacology, and the basis of drug design and action. Strong emphasis is placed on research training.

    Course Structure

    Coursework
    (37.5 points)

    The Coursework subject comprises lectures and tutorials in pharmacology.

    Assessment: Written assessment of lecture and tutorial material (20%), a manuscript evaluation (10%) and a review writing exercise (7.5%)

    Research Project (62.5 points)

    An original, supervised research project
    Assessment:

    A written thesis of maximum 6000 words excluding figures, tables and references (50%) and two oral presentations (12.5%).

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