The Medical and Pharmacological Sciences course has a translational scientific ethos designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to take a drug from development through to the patient; providing a combined understanding of both the diagnostic techniques utilised in the laboratory and the mechanistic functioning of whole body and cellular systems. The course will give you a sound foundation in several areas of biology that support an understanding of pharmacology. If you choose this course you can benefit from: Eligibility for graduate membership of the British Pharmacological Society and the Society of Biology upon graduation; Hands-on experience of a wide range of techniques such as drug screening, toxicity testing and molecular biology; Guest speakers in areas such as pharmacogenomics, neuropharmacology, pharmacovigilance and drug transport and drug development; Teaching links with the local National Health Service (NHS) cardiac rehabilitation team and with staff in hospital diagnostic laboratories. Research has direct alignment with the pharmaceutical industry in collaboration with UK and international scientists and has attracted funding by Heart Research UK and the British Heart Foundation; Good staff links with a number of pharmaceutical companies including Bristol-Myers Squib, Proctor and Gamble, and Astra Zenica. We also have good collaborative research links with World Precision Instruments; Experienced teaching staff who bring their professional and research expertise into their teaching; An extensive suite of analytical and biological laboratories staffed by experienced technicians. These include using state-of-the-art techniques such as flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, high performance liquid chromatography, confocal microscopy, in vitro pharmalogical techniques, and several computer- simulated practical experiments.