This free three-week course will help you produce a perfect CV, application and online profile when applying for a job or course.
Explore the key principles of pharmacokinetics and how to apply them
On this course, you will learn about the principles of clinical pharmacokinetics, including factors that affect the absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and binding of drugs. You will learn how to integrate these principles into the process of monitoring, evaluating and adjusting dosing for patients.
You will learn through critical thinking and problem-solving exercises that relate to drug dosing and monitoring functions, that are commonly performed by pharmacists in clinical practice.
What topics will you cover?
- The fish tank – A simplified model of first-order elimination.
- Dosing basics – How to determine the right amount of drug for a patient.
- The ups and downs of predicting changes in drug concentration.
- The challenges of assessing renal and hepatic clearance.
- What pharmacists need to know about dosing aminoglycosides and vancomycin.
- Clinical application - vancomycin and gentamycin case practice.
When would you like to start?
Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts.
- Available now
- 5 October 2020
- 9 November 2020
- 14 December 2020
- 18 January 2021
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:
- Improve your chances of success in getting a job or securing a place on a university course.
- Apply best practice techniques when applying for jobs, apprenticeships, placements and university courses, from preparing to apply, to writing CVs and completing application forms.
- Identify what recruiters are looking for by analysing job adverts and researching employers and institutions, to find out how to adapt your offer to suit their requirements.
- Develop a better understanding of your strengths and skills to tackle applying for your dream job or course with confidence.
- Improve the way you promote yourself effectively through positive writing and a strong personal brand, creating an identity that looks impressive to a recruiter, whether that's an employer or admissions tutor.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone applying for jobs or courses. It will be of particular interest to those in the early stages of their career, or those who are out of practice and need to update their skills. No prior knowledge or expertise is needed.
Who will you learn with?
Manages the Information Team, responsible for developing the Careers Service website and creating interactive resources. Also responsible for providing an information service to our users.
Careers Adviser at the University of Sheffield Careers Service. Also a qualified Librarian and former Careers Information Officer.
I'm a Careers Adviser at the University of Sheffield Careers Service providing advice to help our service users become more confident when writing applications or approaching interviews.
Careers Adviser. Writes and edits careers guides for the University of Sheffield and is Careers Service Co-ordinator for the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Who developed the course?
The University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield is one of the world’s top 100 universities with a reputation for teaching and research excellence.
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