Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Key Facts

Start Date: 10 Nov 2023


Places available: 03 


Duration and Delivery: 16 weeks (Online) 


Workload: 5-6 hours per week


Entry requirements: For all levels of students (Undergraduate students, Master's degree students, or Ph.D.). Basic knowledge of biology, pharmacy, biochemistry, or other relevant areas is recommended.


Fees: £419 (UK and International)


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Elisa Hampson




This Specialization will equip you with the knowledge of clinical trials and the regulatory assessments, which medicine must undergo before being released to the patients. To stay competitive in the field of pharmacology, universities and organizations need qualified clinical trials 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.


Course Content


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. This specialization includes two Professional Certificates (PCerts), 4 -week Researchers Training Programme, and a virtual internship.


Part 1: PCert - Clinical Trial and Drug Development (4 modules)

This Professional Certificate (PCert) course will provide you with the basic knowledge of different stages of the drug development process, including how drugs are discovered, tested, and turned into suitable medicine.


Further details are mentioned on 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.


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.


Further details are mentioned on the Researchers Training Programme page.


Part 4: Research Training - Virtual Internship (4 weeks)

This 4 weeks of virtual training will provide you with a learning opportunity from researchers at CamCID. It will provide you opportunities to gain research skills with weekly research-based tasks and guidance during the tasks. You will participate in research activities (tasks and analysis) remotely and apply your knowledge of pharmacology research.


Further details are mentioned on the Research Training in Pharmacology page.


Fees and Funding


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


Reduced fee option:

If you have already completed any of our online PCert courses included in this specialization, fill this form to get a reduced fee payment link. £79 is reduced from the overall cost of the specialization for every PCert you have completed before (copy of your PCert(s) will be required).


Entry Requirements


This specialization starts with a beginner level and progresses towards the mid and advanced level. However, no prior research experience is required.


This specialization is designed for all levels of students (Undergraduate students, Master's degree students, or Ph.D.). Basic knowledge of biology, pharmacy, biochemistry, bioscience, medicine, or other relevant areas is highly recommended.


All our online courses are taught in English. You must have good English language skills.


Career Opportunities


This specialization is designed to aid professional development in the field of pharmacology and drug development research, enabling you to further your expertise within an existing career path or to change career direction, for example, into Clinical Pharmacologist or researcher.


Certificate of Completion


After successfully completing all 4 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).


Taught By


CamCID Research Team and Guest Lecturers (faculty members from multiple universities).

May include additional material by our partners


How To Apply


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