Master of Science in Drug Toxicology and Safety Pharmacology
Owner/Developer: University of Bradford
This full-time Master's programme provides a comprehensive overview of drug safety practices within the drug development process.
It addresses key aspects of preclinical drug evaluation through the study of:
Drug discovery and development
Mechanisms of drug-induced toxicities
It will give you state-of-the-art training in preclinical toxicology, with an emphasis on the molecular in vitro and in vivo aspects of toxicology and safety pharmacology assessments.
As part of the programme you will undertake an original research project that will be the basis of your dissertation.
Delivered at the Institute of Cancer Therapeutics, an internationally renowned research institution, the programme gives you the skills you need for a career in the pharmaceutical industry or regulatory bodies, along with the foundations for PhD study.
Drug toxicology and safety pharmacology lies at the heart of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, and demand for highly skilled practitioners in this field is extremely high.
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Hands-on training, Lecture
Mandatory, Optional / Voluntary
2:2 or above in a related scientific discipline e.g. Biosciences, Chemistry, Biomedical, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Pharmacological, or Toxicological Sciences.
Applications are also welcome from candidates with non-standard qualifications, who have significant relevant experience; each case will be considered on its merits.
English language requirements:
IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details »
In vitro methods, Designing procedures and projects, Legislative aspects
Partial coverage (e.g. a module)
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The programme delivers a combination of theoretical learning and hands-on laboratory experience in a number of key aspects of biomedical, pharmacological and toxicological laboratory techniques.
Key elements of scientific analysis, such as critical appraisal and analysis and presentation of data, are also included.
Please note that for 2019 entry, the module information is subject to change.
Toxicology and Safety Pharmacology (INC7005-B)
Preclinical Models for Drug Evaluation (INC7001-B)
Molecular Mechanisms of Toxicity (INC7009-B)
Cancer Therapeutics Research Project (INC7019-E)
Critical Appraisal of a Current Topic in Oncology and Toxicology (INC7017-B)
Practical Skills in Pharmacology Research (INC7018-B)
Case Studies in Drug Discovery (INC7011-B)
Experimental Design (BIS7016-B)
LO1 Critically evaluate specialised areas of toxicology and safety
LO2 Critically evaluate scientific literature, discuss and communicate
LO3 Apply standard laboratory methods to obtain accurate data
LO4 Write and interpret scientific reports
LO5 Critically evaluate and appraise experimental laboratory techniques
with specific emphasis on obtaining a Home Office personal license for
LO6 Demonstrate critical thinking through ability to independently:
recognise, define and prioritise problems
LO7 Demonstrate critical thinking through ability to independently:
analyse, interpret, objectively evaluate and prioritise information and
data, recognising its limitations;
LO8 Critically evaluate pre-clinical screening strategies in vitro and in vivo
and develop a preclinical screening cascade.
LO9 Apply scientific principles to the critical analysis of problems in order
to determine the safety profile of agents under evaluation
LO10 Develop autonomy in learning required for continuing professional
development; apply skills in; time-management, presentation, written
communication and problem-solving.
LO 11 Use software packages in the analysis and reporting of screening and
safety profiling of drugs
|Accreditation body and/or authority that approved the education or training:||
UK Register of Toxicologists
and please see attached pdf file on ERT courses
: [Framework for Higher Education Qualifications
(FHEQ) level 7]