Pharmacology (Foundation)

Course Introduction

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

– This course meets the core curriculum requirements set out by the British Pharmacology Society (BPS), the professional association for pharmacologists.

– You may study pharmacology on its own or in combination with business.

– You can choose a year’s work experience placement or spend time studying abroad.

**About this course**

How exactly do medicinal drugs treat and prevent disease? How are they are discovered and tested? How do they affect society? If you want to delve deeper into these questions, this could be the course for you.

This course focuses on biological processes, rather than chemical ones. It examines how drugs affect their target areas (such as major organs and systems) and how the body reacts.

You’ll study the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases, drugs that act on the brain (such as antidepressants), new drugs that treat cardiovascular disease, and the issues of drug abuse and addiction.

Course Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 0 - Foundation: PY4110 - Academic and Professional Skills Portfolio, PY4120 - Introduction to Pharmacy Practice, PY4130 - Foundation Chemistry for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, PY4140 - Life Science and Medicines.

Year 1: LS4001 - Genes, Cells and Tissues, LS4002 - Essential Biochemistry, LS4003 - Scientific and Laboratory Skills, LS4004 - Human Physiology.

Year 2: LS5001 - Molecular Biology of the Cell (full field only), LS5003 - Principles of Pharmacology with Research Methods, LS5008 - Infection and Immunity, LS5010 - Systems Pharmacology.

Year 3 core modules: LS6002 - Current Concepts in Biomolecular Science (option for major field), LS6003 - Chemotherapy of Infectious and Neoplastic Disease, LS6014 - Project.

Year 3 optional modules: LS6001 - Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics (full field only), LS6004 - Brain and Behaviour.

Start Date

09/2021

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees