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Medical Toxicology (PgDip)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

This programme is designed for doctors, pharmacists and other scientists who wish to develop a broad understanding of the principles underlying medical toxicology. This Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Toxicology is a one year full-time distance learning course for medical personnel. It is particularly designed for clinical pharmacologists in training, specialist trainees in accident and emergency medicine or acute medicine and other disciplines, and those intending to enter or already working in the pharmaceutical industry. It is also designed for those working in poisons centres, for health professionals, including hospital and community pharmacists and for those with a degree in Life Sciences or other individuals seeking a career in the government regulatory bodies or the pharmaceutical or chemical industry. A key aim of the teaching programme is to encourage critical thinking, as we aim to equip you with practical and factual knowledge and also provide a basic approach to toxicological problems, encouraging attitudes and abilities which will be of lasting value in the future.

Course structure

This is a distance learning course delivered entirely online so students can choose when and where to study. Case studies will provide opportunities to apply the theoretical knowledge in solving problems. This course is designed to give skills to candidates working or planning to work in various toxicological fields which include clinical, laboratory, environmental and occupational and also in an advisory capacity.The Postgraduate Diploma (full-time) course consists of one stage: stage T (taught). It lasts for one academic year, and consists of six 20 credit modules totalling 120 credits, at Level 7. You may exit the course with a postgraduate certificate, after completing 60 credits, only where these include the award of credit for particular modules.

Learning and assessment

The in-course formative and summative assessment is delivered and submitted via Learning Central™. Summative assessment for each module is carried out by means of one written assignment and one set of objective test exercises (e.g. multiple-choice questions) conducted every two weeks throughout each of the modules.

Career prospects

The course is suitable for clinical pharmacologists in training, specialist registrars in other disciplines, those working in the pharmaceutical industry, those working in the National Poisons Information Services, pharmacists, nurses and other life science graduates. The course may be of interest to individuals seeking a career in the government regulatory bodies or the pharmaceutical or chemical industry.

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 100 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    143 65%

    28th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    33rd

    36
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    91st

    5

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