Certificate in Non-Clinical Psychopharmacology



The Certificate is a 4-day residential course held bi-annually in Cambridge.

The aim of the programme is to increase awareness of, and interest in, experimental psychopharmacology through the provision of a cluster of training modules which cover key aspects of research on animals and humans (as well as professional development in this field). The modules are of particular relevance to Home Office Licence holders as they provide essential continuing professional development for researchers in industrial and academic centres whose work involves experiments on animals.

The following topics were covered:

  • Clinical Neuroscience
  • Pharmacokinetics in Psychiatry
  • The Molecular Biology of the Mind
  • Statistics and Experimental Design
  • Pre-clinical Behavioural Psychopharmacology
  • Combining Neurobiology and Behaviour
  • In vivo-Neuroimaging and electrophysiology in Psychopharmacology

In addition to taught sections, the residential course includes round-table debates, practical sessions team projects and a guest lecture.

Approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD, this event may be counted as 108 CPD credits.

Course Directors

Dr Sarah Bailey, Professor Elizabeth Tunbridge and Professor Mitul Mehta

Register Interest

BAP Non-Clinical Course 2018

Photos from the 2018 Non-Clinical Certificate Course

BAP Non-Clinical Certificate February 2016

Photos from the 2016 Non-Clinical Certificate Course

BAP Pre-Clinical Certificate February 2014

Photos from the 2014 Non-Clinical Certificate Course

"It was a really enjoyable course. I got a lot out of it, it was very stimulating to the mind, and we got to meet a lot of people very important in the field of psychopharmacology"