Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics





Unlock the complexities of drug interactions, therapeutic principles, and patient care with our Specialization in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. This dynamic program is designed to provide healthcare professionals, including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and medical researchers, with a solid foundation in the principles and applications of clinical pharmacology.


This Specialization will equip you with the knowledge of clinical trials and the regulatory assessments, that medicine must undergo before being released to the patients. To stay competitive in the field of pharmacology, universities and organizations need qualified clinical trial experts with knowledge and understanding of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics who use cutting-edge research methods. This 16-week Specialization is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to apply in clinical trials and pharmacology research. It will train you to perform research in an international research environment.


Through the virtual internship programme, you’ll gain the essential knowledge and skills required to participate in drug development research and pharmacology. This Specialization aims to provide knowledge of pharmaceutical sciences and advances in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics.



Start Date: 20 Apr 2024

Places: 03

Duration: 4 months (16 weeks)

Delivery: Online

Workload: 5-7 hours per week

Fees: £419

Registration: Register here

Contact: Elisa Hampson



  • Demonstrate an awareness of the role of clinical pharmacology in advancing patient outcomes.
  • Analyze and apply pharmacological principles to academic research
  • Learn key laboratory methods like ELISA, flow cytometry, and fluorescence microscopes
  • Stay updated on the latest advancements in pharmacology and therapeutic interventions

  • Engage in research tasks related to clinical pharmacology



The online distance-learning delivery of the course will provide opportunities to receive expertise from the Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID) researchers, material from our partners, and guest lectures.


  • Part 1: PCert - Clinical Trial and Drug Development (4 modules): This Professional Certificate (PCert) course will provide you with basic knowledge of different stages of the drug development process, including how drugs are discovered, tested, and turned into suitable medicine. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the different phases of clinical trials and their significance in drug development. Understand the regulatory requirements and guidelines for conducting clinical trials. Stay informed about the latest advancements, technologies, and trends shaping the future of clinical trials. Further details are mentioned on the PCert - Clinical Trial and Drug Development page.


  • Part 2: PCert - Laboratory Skills in Bioscience (4 modules): This Professional Certificate (PCert) course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of key laboratory methods like ELISA, flow cytometry, and fluorescence microscopes. Emphasis on understanding and implementing safety protocols in a bioscience laboratory. Learn the basics of cell culture, including cell line maintenance and aseptic handling. Overview of risk assessment, hazard communication, and emergency procedures. It also includes an introduction to aseptic techniques and microbiological practices. Further details are mentioned on PCert - Laboratory Skills in Bioscience page.


  • Part 3: Researchers Training Programme (4 weeks): This unique 4-week online training programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to succeed in your career as a researcher in Biomedical Science. Engage in research activities, exploring ethical challenges and making research presentations. Develop problem-solving skills to identify and address challenges related to academic research. Further details are mentioned on the Researchers Training Programme page.


  • Part 4: Virtual Internship - Research Training (4 weeks): This 4 weeks of virtual training will provide you with research skills through research-based tasks and online guidance during the tasks. You will participate in research activities (tasks and analysis) and apply your knowledge of pharmacology in research. Develop critical thinking skills to work in an international research environment. You will engage in research skills development tasks to stay current with evolving technologies and applications in the field of Pharmacology. Further details are mentioned on the Research Training in Pharmacology page.

Entry Requirements


  • This specialization starts with a beginner level and progresses towards the mid and advanced levels. However, prior research experience or knowledge is not required.
  • This specialization is designed for all levels of students (Undergraduate students, Master's degree students, or Ph.D.).
  • All our online courses are taught in English. Therefore, you must have good English language skills.

Certificate of Completion


After completing all the parts of this Specialization, you will be provided with an e-certificate of completion and a virtual internship at Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID).

Career Opportunities


Completion of a Specialization in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics can open up diverse and rewarding career opportunities in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. Here are some potential career paths for individuals who have completed this programme:


  • Clinical Pharmacologist
  • Pharmaceutical Industry Professional
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Pharmacy Consultant
  • Drug Safety Specialist
  • Medical Science Liaison
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Clinical Educator
  • Pharmacovigilance Specialist
  • Academic and Research Positions
  • Pharmacy Leadership Roles
  • Pharmaceutical Information Specialist


The completion of Specialization in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics enhances professional skills and knowledge, providing a strong foundation for individuals to excel in various roles within the dynamic and evolving field of healthcare and pharmaceuticals.

Design AND Delivery


This online programme is delivered on our virtual learning platform (Moodle). The programme is self-paced and it can be completed on your schedule within programme's duration. The programme includes recorded lectures, templates, learning material, ebooks, and research-based tasks. It is designed by the CamCID Research Team and Guest Lecturers (faculty members from international universities).

May include additional material from our partners.

Fees and Funding


UK and International: £419 (including electronic certificate and virtual internship).