Certificate in Non-Clinical Psychopharmacology

Date: 8th March 2020 to 12th March 2020
Venue: The Royal Cambridge Hotel, CB2 1PY
Accommodation: The Royal Cambridge Hotel, CB2 1PY

Organised by:Sarah Bailey, Elizabeth Tunbridge and Mitul Mehta

Full Programme


The Certificate is a 4-day residential course held bi-annually in Cambridge. The next course will be held Sunday 8th – Thursday 12th March 2020 at the Royal Cambridge Hotel.

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

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The cost for the whole 4 day residential course is £890 all inclusive.

The cost for the 4 day course WITHOUT accommodation is £570.

Any queries regarding payment or to request a payment plan please contact Lynne Harmer.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing. A full refund will be provided if a place is cancelled more than 30 days prior to the course date.

Within 30 days of the course date, a refund will only be provided if the place can be sold to another individual. BAP is not responsible for problems beyond our control, such as adverse weather conditions and/or cancellation of public transport. No refunds will be given in these circumstances.

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"