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Pharmacology (with Placement Year)
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Pharmacology (with Placement Year)

Coventry University
Coventry, Great Britain
On campus
 1112 Points
4 Years

Program Description

On this Pharmacology degree you will study drugs and their effects on living systems. You will take a multidisciplinary approach incorporating aspects of human physiology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, underpinned by chemical principles.

Successful completion of this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to contribute to current and emerging challenges in the understanding of drug actions and reactions and the development of new drugs to help fight disease.

At the end of the course you will have the skills and knowledge to meet the demand for suitably trained professionals within the global pharmaceutical industry to expedite the critical task of translating basic laboratory medical research into technology and drugs that can be used to diagnose and treat patients.

It is anticipated that on successful completion of this course you could have employment opportunities in a range of industries including pharmaceutical research and development roles, clinical trials, drug regulation and sales and marketing.

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Year 1

Human Physiology from Cells to Systems

Genotype to Phenotype

Sructure, Function and Analysis of Biomolecules

Academic and Professional Development for Life Sciences

Enzymes and Metabolism

The Microbial World

Drugs, Receptors and Responses

Professional Practice for Life Scientists


Year 2

Pharmacology and Pathophysiology 1

Cells and molecular biology for pharmacologists

Essential techniques for pharmacologists

Pharmacology and pathophysiology 2

Immunology and inflammation

Research and professional skills development


Placement Year

Professional work placement

Year 4

Cancer biology and therapeutics

Advanced topics in cardiovascular and neuropharmacology

Synoptic assessment in pharmacology

Research design in pharmacology

Drug development: Past, present and future

Toxicology, addiction and abuse

Independent research project in pharmacology



Our graduates have gone on to careers in drug discovery and development, clinical trials development and governance within the pharmaceutical industry and university and hospital departments.

Recent examples include working as a/an:

  • regulatory strategist and trials manager for Pfizer
  • education administrator for Education for Health
  • activities coordinator for the TLC group

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