Taught course

Oncology for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Institution
Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

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. You will also need to nominate a work place mentor to provide professional and specialist advice and guidance to support your progress through the course. You must be IT literate to complete these highly interactive courses online and have access to a computer with a printer and a reliable internet connection. See our web page for detailed entry requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This 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. The course is suitable for those who wish to pursue a career in oncology pharmaceuticals, with a thorough understanding of oncology.
Through the course you will develop clinical leadership, clinical excellence and the ability to cultivate interdisciplinary collaboration in 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.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 7.0 in writing and reading and 6.5 in speaking and listening). Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
36-60 months

PGDip

distance learning
24-60 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Medical Sciences, Oncology and Palliative Care Team
Email
oncpall@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7032