University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham
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'Making Medicines Child Sized' Masterclass

University event offered by University of Birmingham

Event Summary:

Masterclasses are designed to allow learners to experience what learning is like at university. To find out more about our Masterclass Programme or to submit a booking request, please visit our website: www.birmingham.ac.uk/masterclasses

Full Event Details:

Key facts:
1. Children are not small adults, their bodies respond to medicines differently.
They need medicines tailored to their age, body weight and physiological condition.
2. Few medicines exist in formulations developed specifically for children.
3. Worldwide, many medicines for children are used ‘off-label’, that is their effects on children have not been studied and they are not licenced for use in children.

This masterclass will explore what is being done to address these key facts and to improve the availability of age-appropriate medicines for children. The session will include both a lecture and practical component to ensure that participants understand typical issues faced in administering medicines to children, both in the UK and worldwide.

Date: Wednesday 4 November 2015
Time: 1.00–3.00pm
Subject area: Biomedical Science/Medicine/Pharmacy/Healthcare
Year group: Year 12/13

*Please note that all participants in the University of Birmingham Masterclass programme, must be attending a state funded school or college. For full terms and conditions please refer to the masterclass brochure, which can be found at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/masterclasses

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)

Duration:

Short Session

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Minimum number of students:

1

Institution Profile:

Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives.

We continue this tradition today and have ambitions for a future that will embed our work and recognition of the Birmingham name on the international stage.

Universities are never complete. They develop as new challenges and opportunities occur. At Birmingham we innovate, we push the frontiers of understanding; we ask new research questions, we turn theory through experiment into practice – because that’s what great universities do.

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