Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Medicine
The Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Medicine intercalated programme, the first of its kind and unique in the UK, offers medical students the opportunity to study the use of drugs in humans in greater depth than is possible in the standard medical curriculum, and introduces them to the rapidly expanding and cutting edge of therapeutics.
The programme consists of both taught and experimental modules, including clinical pharmacology and toxicology, and a compulsory research project which may be a clinical investigation, a laboratory-based project, or analysis of data, all of which allow student to become familiar with the principles of clinical research design, methodology and analysis.
Translational Medicine is concerned with the delivery to patients of a scientific discovery for their clinical benefit. It involves a process of translating a basic research finding into a clinically useful entity for diagnosis, prognosis or therapeutics. Students on this programme will actively participate in projects that are at the pre-clinical stage.
Students will gain experience of clinical investigation, and be exposed to concepts which will enhance appreciation and understanding of mechanisms of drug action, ethical, safety and regulatory issues. This knowledge will assist them to assess and develop novel therapies throughout your career
Professor Albert Ferro
Department of Clinical Pharmacology,
School of Medicine,
3.07 Franklin-Wilkins Building,
Telephone: 020 7848 4283
Professor Tim Mant
Guy’s Drug Research Unit,
6 Newcomen Street,
London SE1 1YR
Telephone: 020 7910 7725