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Research & Impact
King’s offers three MSc programmes in Pharmaceutical Medicine. Pharmaceutical Medicine is the scientific discipline for the discovery, development, evaluation, registration, monitoring and medical marketing of medicines for the benefit of patients and the public.
In every MSc you will learn the clinical development process, from early-phase studies to post-marketing activities and also the regulation of medicines and pharmacovigilance. Then, depending on the MSc you choose, you will specialise in either the pharmacological issues of the development of medicines, the science of the development of medicines or medical affairs.
You will also undertake a research project that will give you the academic mastery of a subject of cutting-edge importance in your chosen sector of pharmaceutical medicine.
Find out more about Clinical Pharmacology MSc
Find out more about Drug Development Science MSc
Find out more about Medical Affairs MSc
Find out about our new Integrated Apprenticeship in Clinical Pharmacology
Involved in the design and management of the early clinical studies. Evaluates what the body does to the drug = pharmacokinetics, and what the drug does to the body = pharmacodynamics.
The medical doctor with local accountability for the conduct of a clinical trial, including being responsible for the care of the patients or healthy volunteers that participate.
Involved in the design and management of clinical trials.They liaise with hospital staff to ensure the timely capture of high quality data according to Good Clinical Practice standards.
May be responsible for drafting a range of internal company documents, clinical trial reports, scientific publications, medical education and ppromotional material.
Involved in the ensuring that the organisation meets all of the applicable regulations.This includes completing and filing paperwork with the appropriate local, national and international agencies.
Involved in designing and implementing health economic and payer evidence strategies to produce evidence for payers to achieve market access.
Educates clinicians about specific medicines and answers their scientific questions. Acts as a bridge between data and the healthcare environment.
King's offers a wide-range of Continuing Professional Development Courses (CPD).Discover more about our short courses below:
Offered by King’s College London and the GMDP Academy (Global Medicines Development Professionals), this online CPD programme is designed for biomedical professionals working in medical affairs related functions and other areas of the medicines development arena within the biopharmaceutical industries and clinical research organisations.
It consists of six modules to be offered asynchronously online, synchronous webinars and group projects, aiming to create a well-rounded, competent Medical Affairs workforce. A CPD certificate is granted to those students completing the six modules and final assessment.
Applications open in the autumn of each year and the programme runs from January-December.
We also offer the option to take one or two modules from our MSc courses, as part of your continued professional development. The modules are self-contained units taught over four or five days, and assessed independently.
Offered by King's College London and the GMDP Academy (Global Medicines Development Professionals),…