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Stratified Medicine and Pharmacological Innovation MSc

University of Aberdeen · College of Life Sciences and Medicine

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This programme is specifically aimed at students who want to commercialise innovation within medicine and pharmacology either starting their own enterprise or working with a company to develop innovation.

Stratified Medicine holds innovation potential to treat human disease.by increasing efficacy, safety, and cost effectiveness of new medicines.by providing solutions to future needs in the Life Sciences sector. It is developed in with industrial partners of the Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre (SMS-IC). Partners are University of Aberdeen, University of Glasgow and University of Strathclyde. Stratified Medicine You look at how to conduct Clinical Trials, Bioinformatics and Pharmacogenomics and integrates basic and clinical sciences. You will be able to design, execute, evaluate modern clinical interventions, and commercial Life Sciences.

You study in either Glasgow or Aberdeen.Glasgow is the lead institution and manage all applications, please click on the link below to be taken to their 'how to apply' webpages.

Courses include: Scientific Basis of Stratified Medicine, Drug Disposition, Advanced Bio-Business, Commercialisation of Science, Application of Research Evaluation Technologies, New Venture Creation, Applied Health Economics, Clinical Trials: Principles and Methods, Developing Research and Evaluation Skills, Spatial Epidemeology, Quantiative Research Methods, Systemic Reviews, Genome Enabled Medicine, Pharmokinetics and Toxicokinetics, Biologic Drug Discovery.


Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • The industry is currently in rapid acceleration growth which is due to new technology and techniques such as stratified medicine, smart technologies and IOT, telehealth, customised health and ability to upscale quickly at innovation centres in the UK. The Aberdeen programme comes from a background of successful spin out companies and the University has gained a British Pharmacological Society Wellcome Gold Medal.
  • You evaluate new treatments and commercialise them learning both the testing and upscaling required and the enterprise and commercialisation knowledge required.

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time
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full time
12 months

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