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Preclinical Science (Module)

Module description

This module covers three major areas:

The pharmacology part of the module will include basic principles, plus the use of animal models, including transgenic models. You will see how the pharmacology studies inform the choice of drug candidates.

You will learn of the importance of preclinical safety testing, including what tests are needed to start and progress a clinical development programme. You will learn how to look for critical information within a toxicology report and will visit a major toxicology laboratory.

The module will also introduce aspects of pharmaceutical sciences, including the choice of formulation, stability testing, scale-up and how these issues can impact on a clinical trial programme.

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Teaching pattern

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Module assessment - more information

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Key information

Module code 7BBP0002

Credit level 7


Credit value


Study abroad module No