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I want to study how to develop drugs for mental health conditions. Is it medicinal chemistry, or pharmaceutical science or something else? I would like to be given the opportunity to
create drugs and go through clinical trials.
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I want to study how to develop drugs for mental health conditions. Is it medicinal chemistry, or pharmaceutical science or something else? I would like to be given the opportunity to
create drugs and go through clinical trials.
There is a course at my university similar to this called pharmaceutical science
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I want to study how to develop drugs for mental health conditions. Is it medicinal chemistry, or pharmaceutical science or something else? I would like to be given the opportunity to
create drugs and go through clinical trials.
Pharmacology. But for mental health conditions you probably wouldn't even find a module that specific, you'd do that for your own research dissertation
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Pharmacology.

You can explore mental health medication by going into research for it, which pharmacology will prepare you for.
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Thank you 😊
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Do I stand a chance with ABC A-level grades?
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Hi OP.
I currently study Pharmacology at UEA and whilst there isnt a huge focus on mental health, we do have two neuropharmacology modules which look at diseases of the nervous system (which does include the brain) and then the ways to medicate and develop drugs for these. I know I had lectures on schizophrenia and anxiety as well as more 'physical' diseases such as parkinsons and alzheimers. It really is just a few lectures, but the two modules could set you up for later specialisation.

You defo stand a chance with ABC. I think my entry requirements were AAB but the entry has been lowered to BBB this year (https://www2.uea.ac.uk/study/undergr...drug-discovery). I am in my final year so feel free to fire any questions my way if you so wish.
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Hi OP.
I currently study Pharmacology at UEA and whilst there isnt a huge focus on mental health, we do have two neuropharmacology modules which look at diseases of the nervous system (which does include the brain) and then the ways to medicate and develop drugs for these. I know I had lectures on schizophrenia and anxiety as well as more 'physical' diseases such as parkinsons and alzheimers. It really is just a few lectures, but the two modules could set you up for later specialisation.

You defo stand a chance with ABC. I think my entry requirements were AAB but the entry has been lowered to BBB this year (https://www2.uea.ac.uk/study/undergr...drug-discovery). I am in my final year so feel free to fire any questions my way if you so wish.
That is so helpful, thank you. I think I have finally found what I want to study
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That is so helpful, thank you. I think I have finally found what I want to study
Youre very welcome. Glad to have been helpful.

As I say, Im very happy to answer any questions about UEA or this course, but do have a look at pharmacology elsewhere too and see if other courses also offer neurophamacology or other modules linked to the nervous system.
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Kings has a pharmacology course. The way kings run their bioscience courses is that you all do the same first year (loads of diff degrees eg neuroscience, genetics, pharmacology, biochemistry, biomedical science etc) then you can switch degree at the end of first year if you so wish. Then for 2nd and 3rd years you can basically choose whatever modules you want within reason from any of the other disciplines eg if you are interested in mental health you can so pharmacology of psychiatric diseases or you could do more neuroscience modules. One of my neuroscience friends said apparently kings has one of the highest neuroscience research funding in the world so the neuroscience department is quite big. I personally don’t do pharmacology (do biochem) but I did enjoy it in first year.
However, at kings the pharmacology is more learning what drugs do what and some drug development; I’d like very closely at degree content before going for pharmacology at every uni. For example at kings you might be more interested in chemistry with biomedicine who actually synthesise drugs eg I know some of them got to make paracetamol whereas pharmacology is more what does this drug do to physiology rather than actual synthesis. I hope this helps!
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Hi OP.
I currently study Pharmacology at UEA and whilst there isnt a huge focus on mental health, we do have two neuropharmacology modules which look at diseases of the nervous system (which does include the brain) and then the ways to medicate and develop drugs for these. I know I had lectures on schizophrenia and anxiety as well as more 'physical' diseases such as parkinsons and alzheimers. It really is just a few lectures, but the two modules could set you up for later specialisation.

You defo stand a chance with ABC. I think my entry requirements were AAB but the entry has been lowered to BBB this year (https://www2.uea.ac.uk/study/undergr...drug-discovery). I am in my final year so feel free to fire any questions my way if you so wish.
What is pharmacology what jobs can you do as in careers . How is the salary’s ?
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Neuropharmacology
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What is pharmacology what jobs can you do as in careers . How is the salary’s ?
Honestly I havent got the best answer to this as I am only just graduating but am going back to uni to do my masters. Most people go into research, manufacturing, sales or other roles in a pharma company though lots of the skills are transferable. I personally want to go into some kind of medicinal research which is why I did this degree. Again, not sure on starting salaries, totally depends on what role you want to go into. I suggest having a look at this page if you havent already https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/pharmacologist
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