Sobre este curso

Oxford University
  • Data de início

    2020 - 2021
  • Fees

  • Study mode

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  • Campus

    Oxford University
  • Qualification

    Master of Science

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The information provided on this page was correct at the time of publication (November 2019). For complete and up-to-date information about this course, please visit the relevant University of Oxford course page via The aim of the MSc taught course in Pharmacology is to provide students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical training that will enable them to integrate post-genomic molecular biology with biological function. The course is taught over one year from October to September, comprising three 10-week terms and a fourth summer term. The first term covers core material using lectures, seminars and practical work, and aims to ensure that all students achieve the core knowledge of the principles and practice of pharmacology. The subjects covered include cell and receptor pharmacology, tissue and organism pharmacology, and pharmacology of the nervous system. At the end of the term, students sit a computer-based qualifying exam; passing this exam allows them to continue the course. At the start of the second term, students follow a short course in quantitative pharmacology, covering aspects of receptor pharmacology and pharmacokinetics. This material will be examined in a three-hour written paper. During the following weeks, students attend a series of seminars organised into five modules: Seminars are combined with weekly laboratory sessions, discussion forums, journal clubs and critical essay writing. The work covered in the five modules is examined in a written paper where students are required to answer three essay questions from five different modules, thus allowing them to specialise in options for revision. The third term is mainly taken up by a hypothesis-driven research project which is expected to involve four months of experimental work, extending throughout the term and into the long vacation term. At the end of the term, students submit the dissertation and produce a poster presenting their research project. The latter forms the basis for an final oral examination. Every year one or two students are selected to perform their research projects abroad at the University of Queensland in Australia. Students may also have the opportunity to conduct their research in a pharmaceutical company. Applicants are advised to visit the Department of Pharmacology website to obtain further information on training relevant for the course.

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