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Supporting delivery of the diploma

The Diploma in Advanced Pharmacology has been developed by British Pharmacological Society members with expertise in academia, industry and healthcare; volunteer members continue to support and drive the Diploma course. We rely on the generosity and commitment of these members to design and deliver Diploma workshops, supervise student dissertations, mentor students presenting communications at meetings, and to manage and develop the Diploma as part of the Diploma Sub-committee.


The General and Advanced Receptor Theory (GART) workshop has proved to be a popular element of the Diploma. Participants to the workshop are motivated to deepen their understanding of how drug action is analysed and quantified, they enjoy revisiting ideas perhaps not studied since they were students and they enjoy extending their knowledge beyond their own specialism. The lecturers delivering the workshop have the pleasure of learning about the relevance of receptor pharmacology in industry today and take this experience back to their own undergraduate and postgraduate students. They are stimulated by the diverse audience attending the workshops to refine the clarity of their teaching and improve the learning materials for the workshop. Later we have the pleasure of meeting GART participants at Society meetings and sometimes seeing a piece of receptor theory put into practice in a poster or talk at the meeting.

Professor Alasdair Gibb, Course Organiser, General & Advanced Receptor Theory Workshop

If you are interested in joining the Diploma Sub-committee, please register your interest.

If you would like to be involved in supporting the delivery of the Diploma and/or workshops, or if you would like more information, please get in touch via