King's College London

Advanced Clinical Pharmacology

Practical Information

Commencing Date:
London United Kingdom

Teaching Methodology:
Credits :
Short courses (CPD): 15 CATS

European Fees:
1550 GBP
Non European Fees:
2450 GBP
Scholarship Possibilities:

Course Contact

Programme Officer

+44 (0)20 7848 4684

King's College London

University Accreditation: Yes

Centre of Excellence


Over four days this module provides advanced training in the principles of clinical pharmacology essential to drug development. This includes practical and ethical issues associated with non-patient volunteer studies, the design of such studies and interpretation of the results. Completion of this module will enable you to take an active role in a multidisciplinary team to design and analyse clinical pharmacology studies. Key topics include: Non-patient volunteer studies, planning a clinical development strategy, use of pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic measures in clinical pharmacology studies, statistical principles used in clinical pharmacology studies. You will take part in practical sessions to plan a clinical development strategy for a potential new medicine, prepare a study protocol, analyse study results and learn how to present clinical pharmacology study results through both verbal and written presentations.

IMI Standards

  • A predefined set of teaching objectives, leading to defined learning outcomes
  • Assessment of the students' achievement in accordance with the agreed learning outcomes of the training offered
  • A system for collecting, assessing and addressing feedback from learners, teachers, technical / administrative staff and programme / course / module managers
  • Availability of appropriate and regularly reviewed reference material (e.g. published articles, links, book chapters, scripts, etc)
  • Defined and transparent admission criteria
  • Quality assurance of teaching staff
  • Regular review of the QA/QC process and demonstration that the training is further developed in light of this review
  • The facilities, infrastructure, leadership and competences available for the support of student learning
  • University accreditation OR a system for approving, monitoring and reviewing the training offered