Principles of Medical Affairs
Life Sciences & Medicine
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
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*Please note that applicants to this short course should go via King's Apply (click red 'Apply' button on the right of this page) and select the following programme*:
Pharmaceutical Medicine Non-Award (Part-time)
Module code 7MCS0002
This module provides the background to the core principles that underpin the medical affairs function in bio-pharmaceutical companies.
What does this course cover?
This module aims to give students:
- Knowledge of the commercialisation and marketing of medicines
- Knowledge of how medicines are regulated
- Skills to design data gathering instruments to use in the development of medicines
- Skills to optimise patient engagement in the issues that touch patients especially in the development of medicines
- Skills to communicate medical information to stakeholders of bio-pharmaceutical companies and internal colleagues
What will I achieve?
By the end of this module students will be able to:
- Critically appraise different commercialisation and marketing strategies for medicines
- Design a regulatory agency compliant medicine marketing strategy, including product advertising, funding bodies, and drug supply
- Critique the different roles and responsibilities within the pharmaceutical industry medical affairs function
- Debate the importance of engaging with patients for marketed medicines
- Create different strategies to communicate with and educate stakeholders regarding the company’s medicines
Who is this for?
Minimum entry requirements are either a medical degree (such as an MBBS) or a 2:1 first degree in pharmacy, pharmacology, biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related subject.