Duration of Program 2 years (4 Semesters)


Seats 5

Total Seats in M. Sc. (Clinical Research)

Clinical Research enables health care professionals to develop new therapies and diagnostic procedures and medical devices to ensure better patient care. M.Sc. in Clinical Research is a 2-year postgraduate course aimed at providing experiential learning with comprehensive curriculum.

The Clinical Pharmacokinetics specialization encourages students to explore the key principles of pharmacokinetics (PK) including factors that affect the absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and binding of drugs and integrate these principles into the process of monitoring, evaluating and adjusting dosing for patients. It provides students with the ability to interpret drug concentration measurements in the context of the therapeutic window, along with the derivation of dosage adjustments to maintain therapeutic concentrations. Upon completion of the course, the student will contribute at planning, design and analysis of clinical studies from pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic (PD) perspective. They will apply this information in the clinical drug development process. It will also provide hands on experience with pharmacokinetic data analysis, advanced PK/PD modeling research with emphasis on disease progression modeling and implementation of mechanism-based approaches.

Academic Framework

The foundation of higher learning at UPES since its inception has been to explore and promote areas of learning that are innovative and future focused. This has led to constant evolution in facilitating creative and collaborative learning engagements for students through realignment of curriculum and exploration of virtual tools, and open-source courseware; thereby creating borderless learning and access to limitless information.

The new curriculum framework at UPES, ABLE (Academic Blueprint for Learning Excellence) is holistic in its overall structure and yet focuses on the individual need of the student to discover, experience, explore and challenge. The learning is segmented into core subject studies, core specialism studies, minors/exploratory subjects, and signature and life skills learning. The latter three are offered by the newly-instituted School for Life.

SFL (School for Life) is an intrinsic part of the composite UPES student experience and facilitates learning and education that is a balance between what students want, and what is needed of them as future global citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With courses designed to equip students with lifelong learning skills, a focus on a wide range of contemporary issues, and a mandatory social and professional internship experience that is unique, UPES believes in igniting to inspire the best version within an individual to better the world.

  • Clinical Trials Auditor
  • Medical Advisor
  • Programmer- Clinical Research
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Project Manager- Clinical Research
  • Clinical Research Physician
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Clinical Research Analyst
  • Biostatistician
  • Project Manager- Clinical Research, etc.
  • Scientist
X and XII With 50% and Graduation in any stream such as Life Sciences (Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Botany or Zoology), M.B.B.S. / B.D.S. / B.A.M.S. / B.H.M.S./B.U.M.S. / BVSc. / B.S.S.M.), Bachelors in Physiotherapy, B. Pharmacy, Nursing with min 50%.
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Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Management of Clinical Trials 3 3
  Guidelines, Regulations and Ethics in Clinical Research 3 3
  Pharmacology and Toxicology - I 3 3
  Design of Clinical trials, Conduct, Audit and Compliance  2 2
  Biostatistical Methods in Clinical Research 2 2
  Drug Discovery and Development 2 2
  Biostatistical Methods in Clinical Research Lab 1 2
  Seminar - I 1 1
  Commuication Skill  2 2
  Commuication Skill Lab 1 2
  Research Methodology 1 1
  Disaster Management 2 2
  Open Elective I 3 3
  TOTAL 26 28





Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Perspectives in Clinical Evaluation 2 2
  Good Clinical Practice: Conducting Clinical Trials  2 2
  Pharmacology and Toxicology - II 3 3
  Advanced Epidemiologic and Clinical Research Methods 2 2
  Pharmacovigilance  3 3
  Clinical Research Lab 2 4
  Program Elective - I 3 3
  Seminar - II 1 1
  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Healthcare 2 2
  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Healthcare Lab 1 2
  Open Elective - II 3 3
  Summer Internship 0  
  TOTAL 24 27





Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics  3 3
  Pharmacotherapeutics   2 2
  Health Economic and Outcome Research (HEOR) 2 2
  Research Project 3 6
  Program Elective - II 2 2
  Program Elective - III 2 2
  Medical writing 2 2
  Seminar - III 1 1
  Intellectual Property Rights and Research Ethics 3 3
  Design Thinking 2 2
  Open Elective - III 3 3
  Summer Internship Presentation and Report 1 1
  TOTAL 26 29





Course Code Course Credits Hrs
  Dissertation work on Regulatory Dossier / Project work 15 30
  Research Seminar 2 2
  TOTAL 17 32





Specialization- Clinical Pharmacokinetics   
Data Management Technologies PE I
Applied Pharmacokinetics and Principles of Drug Dosing PE II
Advanced Drug Delivery System PE III



Open Electives

Open Elective- I
Microbial Physiology and Immunology
Pharmaceutical Analysis
Human Physiology
Cell Biology
Open Elective- II
Diet in Disease
Instrumentation in Microbiology 
Structural Biology and Biophysical Chemistry 
Global Perspectives in Toxicology
Open Elective- III
Chromatographic and Spectroscopic Methods
Clinical and Therapeutic Nutrition
Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
Diagnostic Biochemistry 
Molecular Pharmacology and Toxicology



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