Track title: Experimental Pharmacology
A general definition of pharmacology is the science of drug action on biological systems. If you choose this track, you will take a theoretical course (course DI-411) and will submit two research projects (a major and minor project) and a writing assignment. You will be able to address a wide range of pharmacological issues in your research projects, which should each focus on a different subject e.g. you could focus on molecular pharmacology in one project and cellular pharmacology in the other. The projects and the writing assignment should also cover different research fields such as psychopharmacology, immunopharmacology, cardiovascular pharmacology, or another field in which pharmacology plays an important role.
Track title: Drug Regulatory Sciences
Drug Regulatory Sciences concerns the initial application phase for a new or generic drug, as well as the licensing and marketing of these drugs. All activities relating to the development of a drug, as well as the products themselves, need to comply with safety and efficacy standards set by national and international regulators.
In this profile, you will submit a minor research project, to be carried out at a pharmaceutical company, the Dutch Medicines Board (MEB), or the World Health Organisation (WHO), which will be guided by the profile coordinator. By the end of this specialisation, you will be equipped with expertise in the regulatory affairs surrounding pharmaceutical products.