A certificate program is typically shorter and more tightly focused than a degree program. It leads to certification in a specific technical or professional field.
What is a certificate in pharmacology? The programs leading to this type of certificate can be general, or focus on specifics like pharmaceutical safety, toxicology or veterinary pharmacology. Any of these programs will begin with a basic overview of the role of medicine in current therapy practices, as well as human or animal biology and physiology.
The skills learned in a certificate in pharmacology program will help you in any healthcare-related field, from licensed practical nursing (LPN) to veterinary or pharmacy technology. You will learn about both drug prescription and drug regulation.
The total costs of this certification are affected by factors such as what country your school is in and whether you opt for an undergraduate or postgraduate certification. Cost also varies from school to school within the same country and with the same type of program. You may be able to apply for scholarships or financial aid to offset the cost of your education.
Earning a certificate in pharmacology may prepare you to work as a veterinary or clinical pharmacologist or toxicologist. Opportunities also exist in the field of forensic toxicology. If you would prefer to work as a researcher, you may be able to find employment with a pharmaceutical or regulatory company. You could also use this certificate as a stepping stone to qualify as a professor in the pharmacology department of a college or university.
Online courses in pharmacology are offered by many colleges and universities, and may be the perfect opportunity to enhance your current job skills or to transition into a new field, especially if you are already working full time and need flexibility in your schedule. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education
Demonstrating the effectiveness and safety of new medical products is a critical part of the medical product development process and requires significant resources to acc
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Who Should Enroll
Working professionals who are interested in transitioning into the clinical trials arena
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