Taught course

Oncology for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Institution
Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant discipline and working in the healthcare profession or related field. We will consider applications on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and are working in the healthcare profession or related field.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our part time, online course covers all aspects of delivering care to patients, including treatment modalities, biological, psychosocial and ethical perspectives. Developed and delivered with well-established cancer institutes and oncological and palliative care expertise. You will experience a comprehensive and intellectually stimulating experience wherever you are in the world.

The Oncology for the Pharmaceutical Industry course is designed specifically for professionals working in the pharmaceutical industry or those working in the health and palliative care profession. The course offers an insight into the evolution of drugs used for the treatment of cancer and related illnesses. You will focus on drug research and cutting down costs to find effective medicines to treat cancer.

You will develop detailed knowledge about the interrelationship between oncology and clinical cancer service provision. These courses are suitable for those who wish to pursue a career in oncology pharmaceuticals, with a thorough understanding of oncology.

Throughout the course you will develop clinical leadership, clinical excellence and the ability to cultivate interdisciplinary collaborationin the delivery of evidence based oncology. This includes sharing mutually valuable information to help develop clinical practice. You will be introduced to the basis of research in oncology, preparing you for further research within the field.

We have designed these courses in collaboration with the Northern Institute for Cancer Research (NICR) and it is delivered in association with the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC).

Our students include those:

  • training in nursing, medical or scientific specialties and dealing with cancer, clinical or medical oncology, or palliative care
  • working in the pharmacology industry or in cancer research

Qualification and course duration

MSc

online
36-60 months

PGDip

online
24-48 months

PGCert

online
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Subject Enquiries
Email
oncpall@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)191 208 7032