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2-day course

Grow your knowledge, understanding and confidence in toxicology to communicate effectively with toxicologists

Course Overview

As many late-stage failures and pharmaceutical and biotech recall results from unexpected toxicity in humans, a wider understanding of this field can help identify these problems earlier in development. As a professional working with toxicologists and their data on a regular basis, you must be able to communicate effectively with them -  a daunting and challenging task, due to the breadth and complexity of toxicology.   

This 2-day course has been designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of toxicology so you can interpret, communicate, and challenge (where necessary) toxicologists and their data on pharma and biotech. You will explore where toxicology fits in the drug development cycle, understand the different disciplines, and appreciate toxicology's significance from a patient safety perspective and a regulatory viewpoint. You will examine the basic science of toxicology which will support your learning of the studies that are conducted on therapeutic products. You will also examine how to interpret data - a critical skill when communicating with the wider team and your toxicologist. 

What will you learn?

Key Definitions

Gain a better understanding of toxicology at a level which is easy to grasp

Importance of Toxicology Studies

Understand the importance of toxicology studies and where they fit in the drug development cycle

Key Examples

Study a range of examples of drugs which have failed in late stages of development due to toxicity

Toxicity Issues

Gain insight into toxicity issues across a range of drug administration routes

Disciplines in Toxicology

Explore the huge range of disciplines in toxicology along with how they fit into the jigsaw of drug safety studies

Case Studies

Examine case studies of toxicology of NCEs and biologics

Apply your knowledge

Learn how to apply the knowledge gained to be more effective in your role

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with toxicology data but does not require specialist knowledge in this field. No previous knowledge of toxicology is assumed. It will be of particular benefit to professionals working in:

  • Development
  • Pre-clinical
  • Phase I
  • Licensing
  • Clinical Operations
  • Project Management
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Data Management
  • Drug Safety
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Registration

CPD Certified

Engaging in Continuing Professional Development ensures that both academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated or obsolete; allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’ themselves, regardless of occupation, age or educational level. This course has been assessed and is CPD certified.