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Basic Principles of Pharmacokinetics

An introduction and overview of the main principles and concepts of Pharmacokinetics relating to drug discovery and development.

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  • Format: Bespoke training
  • CPD: 12 hours for your records (depending on your requirements)
  • Certificate of completion

Course Overview

A basic introduction and overview of the main principles and concepts of pharmacokinetics relating to drug discovery and development, including consideration of:

  • Intravenous infusion and multiple dosing
  • Distribution dynamics, concentration – and time-dependent kinetics
  • Linking pharmacokinetics to pharmacodynamics
  • In vitro – in vivo extrapolation

Why you should attend

This two-day course is intended to provide a basic knowledge and understanding of the main principles and concepts of pharmacokinetics and their application in drug discovery and development. The lectures will be interspersed with workshop problem solving sessions. There will be equations, but they will be small ones!

Who should attend

This workshop will be of interest and benefit to all those requiring a basic knowledge of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

Programme - Day one

Introduction and welcome

Intravenous bolus

  • Volume of distribution
  • Clearance
  • Elimination of half-life


Workshop one: Problem set 1

Determinants of distribution and clearance


Workshop two: Problem set 2


Oral drug administration
  • Bioavailability
  • Bioequivalence

Workshop three: Problem set 3

End of day one

Programme - Day two

Prolonging duration

Workshop four: Problem set 4


Advanced level pharmacokinetics

  • Distribution dynamics
  • Concern and time dependence
  • Metabolite kinetics

Workshop five: Problem set 5



Workshop six: Problem set 6


In Vitro – In Vivo Extrapolation

Close of meeting

Geoff Tucker

More details

Run Basic Principles of Pharmacokinetics Bespoke training for your team

2 days

Typical duration

Pricing from:

  • GBP 800
  • Per attendee
  • Course tailored to your requirements
  • At your choice of location, or online


We don't have any currently scheduled dates for this course but we can customise it to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

Contact our in-house training expert Aleksandra Beer to discuss your requirements:

* Early booking discounts may not be combined with other discounts or offers. As such, the discounts for 2nd/3rd/4th delegates are based on the full price.


  • Abbott
  • Gilead Sciences International Ltd
  • MHRA


  • BI Pharma GmbH & Co KG


  • Chanelle Medical

Multiple colleagues?
Talk to one of our training experts to discuss how to:

Run this course conveniently and cost-effectively in-house for your staff and colleagues

Aleksandra BEER
Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749