Continuing Professional Development courses

Here are some courses and talks/lectures I’ve given. Some are on general pharmacology for those who may have a degree but have not done pharmacology. Others are in more specialist areas, in particular the mathematical bits of pharmacology such as receptor theory and pharmacokinetics.  In fact, explaining how the maths fits in to the biology is my specialty!

April 2010: Competitive and Non-Competitive Antagonism. Medical Research Council Research Frontiers capacity-building short course in Translational Pharmacology, King’s College London.

March 2010: “Pharmacokinetics made easy……er” for the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists.

September – December 2009: Introduction to Pharmacology: Learn at Lunchtime, GlaxoSmithKline, Harlow. A series of 10 one-hour lectures covering the basic principles of drug action illustrated using examples of common medicines for a varied audience including statisticians, patent and intellectual property specialists, chemists and biologists.

October-November 2009: “Teaching Maths in Biology” A course for postgraduates and postdoctorates supervising maths for undergraduate biologists for the Graduate School of the Life Sciences, University of Cambridge.

December 2009:  “Competitive and Non-Competitive Antagonism” for the British Pharmacological Society General and Advanced Receptor Theory Workshop, Brighton.

July 2009: “E-learning in Maths for Medics and Vets” CETL-RLO meeting at CARET, University of Cambridge.

May 2009“Pharmacology for Chiropractors and Osteopaths” a one-day workshop covering the mechanisms of action of some important, commonly used medicines.

April 2008: “Principles of Pharmacology” for biologists and (separately) for chemists. Also “Advanced Principles of Data Analysis Using Pharmacological Mathematical Models” GlaxoSmithKline Singapore. The aim of these seminars was to explain some of the key concepts in pharmacology and show how these are applied in understanding the mechanism of action of drugs. The concepts will be illustrated with some commonly known drugs. Key concepts include agonist, antagonist, allosteric modulator, affinity, pA2, efficacy, potency, types of receptors, sensitivity, selectivity

November 2007:  “Essential Principles of Pharmacology”, GlaxoSmithKline, Harlow.

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