The master’s degree in Medical Pharmacology is a three year part-time postgraduate course for physicians holding a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) and who are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). It aims to meet the demand for trained professionals with expertise in pharmacology. Knowledge of pharmacokinetics and dynamics, drug-interactions and clinical research evidence and guidelines is essential for rational prescribing. The course is therefore designed to increase therapeutic competency and is also highly recommended for those pursuing careers in the pharmaceutical, biotech or managed healthcare industries. It is presented on a modular basis, and is accompanied by a research component in the form of a mini-dissertation. Some modules require compulsory attendance, while others may be studied in students’ own time.
Written/oral examinations are organized twice a year i.e. in June and November.
In addition to the examinations, students are required to complete a research project satisfactorily, as well as to prepare a report (NAV 882: Research Report Preparation), which is examined (NAV 883: Research Report), in order to comply with all the requirements for the degree.
To be eligible to apply for MPharmMed Medical Pharmacology, students should possess the following:
Due to the intensive nature of the postgraduate studies, as well as supervisor and infrastructure availability, only a limited number of students can be accepted per year. Students need to apply using the online postgraduate application portal of the University of Pretoria. All applications must be accompanied by a short curriculum vitae, full academic record, and motivation letter. After the application has been submitted, please send through your details to Ms Christa Swart ([email protected]) so that we may track your submission. It is up to the applicant to ensure that their details have been received by the department.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30 SEPTEMBER
Prof Kim Outhoff
012 319 2412
Room 6-11, Basic Medical Sciences Building
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