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Pharmaceutical science is concerned with the design, development and analysis of new drugs for clinical purposes. It explores the different sources of medicine, how they work in the body and how they can be effectively formulated, (eg tablets, creams, inhalers), analysed and tested. This course provides a wide understanding of all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry and will provide you with the necessary skills to gain employment in this industry. Year 1 introduces biology, chemistry, and physiology, and pharmaceutical science itself. The Foundation Chemistry for Pharmaceutical Science module introduces formulation science, pharmacokinetics and molecular modelling, emphasising practical work and instrumental techniques. An academic skills module covers all the fundamental transferable skills that employers value eg. use of IT, problem solving. An academic skills module covers mathematics, statistics, generic study skills and information technology, giving you skills valued by employers. Year 2 places emphasis on organic and medicinal chemistry and develops practical skills, especially in pharmaceutical analysis - important in relation to the actions and characterisation of drugs. Building on the pharmaceutical chemistry learned in Year 1, you will study the properties and formulation of pharmaceuticals. You will also study the effect of drugs in living systems and the principles of the immune system. There will be an introduction to micro-organisms in relation to human disease, their control and safe working practices. Year 2 explores organic and medicinal chemistry applied to the design and synthesis of drug molecules. Year 2 also focuses on the experimental aspects of pharmaceutical science, developing skills for conducting independent laboratory investigations. There is also the opportunity to develop other transferable skills, important to your employability and career planning. An optional sandwich year between Years 2 and 3 provides the opportunity to gain
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, 2023 Duration 3 Years Course fee AUD 15,400
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Kingston University London

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Kingston University has roots going back more than 100 years. The University welcomes students from many different backgrounds and from more than 140 countries. Students will have the chance to meet people from all over the world, from East Asia to Africa to South America. The university is committed to ensuring that their curricula are accessible to all students whatever their background or learning styles. This includes recognising the importance of an international curriculum and a curriculum which respects and celebrates diversity.
Kingston University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Kingston University. The University provides a number of courses to help students develop their academic English language skills. These programmes help them to gain the language and academic skills required to gain access to a Kingston University and improve and develop their academic English language skills. Teaching methods vary from subject to subject, but most taught courses are delivered through lectures, seminars and tutorials. The other methods of teaching include language laboratory classes, project work, science and technology practical exercises, and studio work in art and design. Kingston University awards partial scholarships to international students every year. These scholarships are available to students who are classified with an overseas fee status. The faculties at Kingston University offer their own range of course-specific scholarships which are available to a variety of overseas and European students.
Kingston University is based in Kingston upon Thames, a vibrant area on the River Thames in south-west London, only 30 minutes away from central London Kingston student are just a 30-minute train ride away from the excitement and variety of London, so they can take advantage of all it offers, from arts and culture to job and career opportunities.
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Penrhyn Road Campus - Kingston University London

Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2EE

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Close to Kingston town centre, this lively campus has a buzz day and night and is the main hub of student activity. It is the base for the Union of Kingston Students and the fitness and health centres, so students from all campuses use this site from time to time. The Penrhyn Road campus has grown around the four-storey main building, a hub for university activity as it houses the student restaurant and library, as well as lots of teaching rooms.