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Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics is an exciting training programme involved with providing patients with the application of pharmacological principles. The programme gains interest from this wide scope of practices including: the development of new drugs, prescribing established drugs, managing poisoning by other chemicals and drugs, and the regulation of drug use within populations.
The programme in HEENE is mainly based in the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne but trainees do complete a 6 months period of training in a district hospital (currently Northumbria Health Care Trust).
What would you learn?
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics is a 4-year training programme and it is usually combined with General Internal Medicine. The first two years of the training programme consist of Core Clinical Pharmacology where you will gain the necessary Pharmacological and therapeutic competencies. In your final year you will complete Advanced Specialist Area Modules in CPT. This module allows trainees to focus their training into a specialist area and develop the unique specialist skills that are needed to perform at an expert level in these specialist areas. There are four specialist areas which you can pick from:
- Clinical Trials Research
- Research Module
To gain more information about these topics please refer to the Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Specialist Training Curriculum.
What Careers can you have in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics?
There are a variety of career paths you can take from this specialty training programme. However, the most common careers are:
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