Overseas Pharmacist Applied Programme

UNIVERSITY : University of Sunderland

COURSE : Overseas Pharmacist Applied Programme (OSPAP) leading to the University award of Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences

DURATION :

Overseas Pharmacist Applied Programme (OSPAP) leading to the University award of Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Introduction

In order to enter the Overseas Applied Programme you must first successfully complete the adjudication process of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. (This will soon be undertaken by the General Pharmaceutical council).
You can visit the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain`s website  and check the details of how to apply, documents and evidence required. After successful adjudication by the Society, your details will be forwarded from the Society to the university. After receipt of this you will be sent an application form.
The content of the OSPAP programme reflects the indicative syllabus provided by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB). As required by the RPSGB, this is a one year, full-time programme. The teaching during the academic year is divided into two semesters, and runs over a 4 day week, with written examinations at the end of the academic year in May/June. The programme is made up of five modules which are core and therefore compulsory.  The modules cover aspects such as Pharmacy Law and Ethics, Clinical Pharmacy, The Medicinal Product, Medicines in Society and Drug Action. The programme will give you an insight into the way the National Health Service in the UK operates, inform you of the health regulatory laws and professional codes Pharmacists must abide by as well as allowing you to integrate science based knowledge such as Pharmaceutics and Microbiology in to clinical and patient focussed settings.
The programme aims to prepare you for professional practice as safe, knowledgeable and up to date pharmacists. Whilst at the University you will be expected to act professionally and in agreement with the student code of conduct and fitness to practice guidelines.
Upon entry to the course you will have the opportunity to go on short hospital and community placements as well as an industry visit as part of your modules and this will require a letter of good standing from the police authorities in your country of origin if you have not been in the UK for long. You may need to complete a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) application form and health declaration prior to attending placements.
For information on hospital pre-registration places visit www.pharmalife.co.uk .This is an online application process and details of deadlines are provided on the site. For community pre-registration details will be provided on induction by our Boots and Co-operative pharmacy teacher practitioners. You can apply to the Co-operative pharmacy via: www.co-operative.co.uk/pharmacy.There have been rare incidences where students have had to leave part way through their pre-registration due to Visa issues. You are strongly advised therefore to check the latest visa details or changes on the Home office website and UKborders agency website regarding working in the UK. This is very important as you will need to work as a pre-registration Pharmacist for 12 months after successfully completing the OSPAP programme. Whilst every effort will be made to guide you through the application process, interview skills and CV writing, please be aware that it is not the University`s responsibility to secure you a pre-registration place.
For any administrative enquiries you can email the programme administrator: Linda McMurrough on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or should you need to speak to her directly please Tel: UK 0191 515 3401

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Registration for the course usually takes place around the 2nd week of September each year. Please ensure you apply well in advance to allow for the Society adjudication and university application process to be completed. Visas can also
take several weeks for certain countries and you are strongly advised to allow for this in order to avoid disappointment if the deadline for entering the course is elapsed.

Induction - You will be provided with information about the programme during your induction which is usually held mid to end of September.

Course Content

Modules Include:

  • Pharmacy Law and Ethics MPHM25
  • Clinical and Pharmacy Practice MPHM26
  • Medicines - The Medicinal Product MPHM27
  • Medicines in Society MPHM28
  • Medicines - The Drug Substance MPHM29
 

Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Behaviour and Welfare

UNIVERSITY : University of Queens Belfast

COURSE : Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Behaviour and Welfare

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Postgraduate Diploma in Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Overview

The aim of this programme is to prepare graduates in the life sciences and other relevant first degrees for careers in research, industry and other areas of professional employment; and to afford students with appropriate scientific backgrounds the opportunity to expand their knowledge of animal behaviour and welfare.

Course Content

Foundations for Research in the Biosciences

Professional Development

Literature Review and topics in Animal Behaviour and Welfare (triple module), including:

  • - Behaviour development
  • - Cognition
  • - Communication
  • - Conservation and behaviour
  • - Endocrine systems and stress
  • - Motivation
  • - Navigation
  • - Self-medication
  • - Sensory systems and pain perception
  • - Stress in wild animals
  • - Welfare of farm and zoo animals

Masters students conduct an individual research project (triple module).

 

DClinPsy Clinical Psychology

UNIVERSITY : University of Exeter

COURSE : DClinPsy Clinical Psychology

DURATION : 3 YEAR

DClinPsy Clinical Psychology

Overview
This programme prepares trainees for work as clinical psychologists in the National Health Service. Successful completion of the three-year programme confers chartered clinical psychologist status and the programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Those who join the programme are both University postgraduate students, spending part of their week on academic study in term time at the School, and trainee psychologists, working under supervision in NHS Trusts in Devon, Somerset or Dorset.
The Exeter DClinPsy programme is based on a reflective scientist practitioner model. As such, it draws on the research and evidence base to inform clinical activities. This approach is reflected in each of the three modules. The critical role of research evidence as a unifying perspective for research experiences and clinical activities is viewed as an important aspect of the programme. This integration is achieved through course work, research and clinical activities and the latter two experiences are achieved by close working relationships with selected faculty members. This "learning by doing" approach benefits students by continuously involving them in active research projects as well as actual supervised clinical practice.

Course structure

Total credits required: 180

Modules
The programme consists of clinical, academic and research modules, each of which spans the three years.

Clinical
Core competencies are developed through two placements, each spanning one year, plus a final year placement focussing on consolidation of previous learning and specialisation.

Academic
The academic module is integrated with the placement structure so that, in each of the first two years, you will initially attend the University for a block of teaching of six weeks.

Research
Through this module you are encouraged to become a research practitioner and critical consumer of clinically relevant research. The module assumes a good undergraduate grounding in statistics and research methods, but you will be encouraged to develop your critical and analytic skills and deepen your understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

 

Molecular Medical Microbiology

UNIERSITY : University of East London

COURSE : Molecular Medical Microbiology

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Molecular Medical Microbiology

Overview

This modular programme aims to produce postgraduate students with a sound knowledge of both practical and theoretical aspects of the specialist area of medical microbiology and the necessary skills to undertake individual and collaborative research in this field. This programme has been designed for students wishing to make a career of research in medical microbiology. Like many areas of biology, the cutting edge of research is primarily focussed at the molecular level using the recently developed, and constantly improving, techniques such as genomics and proteomics. Increasing knowledge in this area is leading to a better understanding of how micro-organisms cause disease and how this knowledge may be applied to the development of novel approaches to disease therapy. In this programme you will study these areas in some depth.
MSc Molecular Medical Microbiology at UEL

The focus of the programme is not simply on the state of current knowledge but also the methodology used in obtaining that knowledge, making use of recent research papers to inform class discussion. In addition to taught modules in the field you will also be trained in research processes, culminating in an individual research project which will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your individual skills and abilities.This modular programme aims to produce postgraduate students with a sound knowledge of both practical and theoretical aspects of the specialist area of Immunology, with emphasis on its clinical applications. It aims to provide the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake individual and collaborative research in this field.

 

Clinical Microbiology

UNIVERSITY : Qeens Mary University of London

COURSE : Clinical Microbiology

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Clinical Microbiology

Overview

The postgraduate clinical microbiology programmes develop yourskills and understanding in clinical microbiology, and provide athorough knowledge of associated subjects (eg molecular biology).
The formal teaching includes lectures, practicals and workshops. Thelecturers are specialists in their fields and are invited from manyinstitutions in the UK. The practicals are extensive and give you themaximum hands-on experience in all aspects of clinical microbiology.The practicals are taught in a large purpose-built teaching laboratory.
Many students use the MSc as preparation for the MRCPathexaminations and the MSc is accredited by the Association of ClinicalMicrobiologists as part of the training for clinical scientists.

Modules

Your studies are broad-based, with extensive coverage of the following topics:

Bacteriology
  • Virology
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology
  • Bacterial pathogenicity
  • Immunology
  • Molecular biology
  • Microbial disease – diagnosis, treatment and prevention
  • Antimicrobials and chemotherapy
  • Epidemiology and public health
  • Hospital infection.
 

Public Health and Health Services Research PGDip/MSc/PGCert

UNIVERSITY : Newcastle University

COURSE : Public Health and Health Services Research PGDip/MSc/PGCert

DURATION : 9 MONTH

Public Health and Health Services Research PGDip/MSc/PGCert

Overview

The programme is for those who wish to pursue a career in the British National Health Service (or its equivalent in another country), academic health care, voluntary organisations or local authorities involved in health improvement. This programme covers: the factors that can influence the health of populations and the provision of health and health care; research skills; and how to apply research findings to improve health and the delivery of health care services. It is suitable as preparation for the Part A examination of the Faculty of Public Health.
The MSc comprises taught modules (120 credits) and a supervised project and dissertation (60 credits). Diploma and Certificate students complete the taught modules only (120 and 60 credits respectively).
Topics include: fundamentals of research; health statistics; health and health care policy; health care quality; health economics; health and society; applied epidemiology; further methods in health research; public health protection; public health intervention; partnerships working for health; health development – a global perspective. Teaching is generally concentrated within one, two or three days per week depending on the chosen programme.

 

High Intensity Psychological Therapies PGDip

UNIVERSITY : Newcastle University

COURSE : High Intensity Psychological Therapies PGDip

DURATION : 1YEAR

High Intensity Psychological Therapies PGDip

Overview

This course is part of the ‘Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies’ programme (IAPT) run by the NHS and is for trainee High Intensity Psychological Therapists employed by the NHS. It is intended to train competent evidence-based psychotherapists who will treat anxiety and depression using cognitive and behavioural interventions.
The course focuses on (i): practical clinical skills, via experiential workshops and clinical supervision delivered by experienced cognitive behaviour therapy practitioners, and (ii): the theories and evidence underpinning intervention, via guided reading and expert-led seminars. Trainees will be at the University two days per week and in service delivery sites applying their new learning for the remainder of their working week. One day of the course will be given over to supervision, seminars and library time; the second day will be for skills workshops. Assessment is via clinical recordings, case studies and a theoretical essay.

 

Dental Hygiene and Therapy Diploma

UNIVERSITY : Newcastle University

COURSE : Dental Hygiene and Therapy Diploma

DURATION :27 MONTH

Dental Hygiene and Therapy Diploma

Overview

Dental hygienists/therapists are concerned with the maintenance of dental health and the prevention and treatment of dental disease. The knowledge, skills and aptitudes covered by this course include: the scientific basis of dentistry; behavioural science and communication; the processes of disease; principles of health promotion and disease prevention; the organisation and provision of health care in the community and in hospital; the care of oral appliances and devices; dental practice issues (including ethics, medico-legal considerations, health and safety).
In the clinical skills laboratory, students perform a range of clinical procedures for preventing and treating oral and dental disease. They work with members of the dental team and other health professionals and treat patients at Newcastle Dental Hospital and other hospitals and clinics in the district.

 

MSc/PgD/PgC Dental Technology

UNIVERSITY : UWIC

COURSE : MSc/PgD/PgC Dental Technology

DURATION : 3 YEAR

MSc/PgD/PgC Dental Technology

Overview

The programmes offer specialist training building on an initial qualification in dental technology. Completion of 60 credits at each stage is required. At Certificate and Diploma levels, students study modules from a selected specialist area which may include conservation, prosthodontics and orthodontics. For example, complex complete and partial dentures, precision attachments, implants, fixed and myofunctional orthodontic appliances may be covered. There are several Work Based Learning modules involving for example case studies, personal and portfolio development. Research modules are also available preparing candidates for the Masters’ if required. At this level a dissertation must be undertaken. The research topic is agreed between the student and supervisor.

Course Length:

Postgraduate Certificate: One year

Postgraduate Diploma: Two years

MSc: Three years

 

 

MEng Medical Engineering

UNIVERSITY : Unversity of Swansea

COURSE : MEng Medical Engineering

DURATION : 4 YEAR

MEng Medical Engineering

Overview

Medical engineering is the application of engineering principlesto both the human body itself and to a broad range of instrumentationused as part of modern medicine. This new degree scheme at Swanseabuilds on the strengths of both the School of Engineering and therecently established School of Medicine. The subject by its nature ismulti-disciplinary and this is reflected by the exposure students willreceive to a broad range of activities; from the design of prostheticdevices and new biocompatible materials, to the study of the behaviourof complex bio-molecules and fluids with the body.

The design of the course is such that it builds on the world leadingresearch that is currently being carried out within the Schools ofEngineering and Medicine. This is particularly important in the lasttwo years of the course, where students will have the opportunity tocarry out research projects within one of the research centres withinthe School of Engineering, such as the Multidisciplinary NanotechnologyCentre, which has much ongoing research in the area ofbio-nanotechnology and strong links to the School of Medicine. Therewill also be an opportunity for final year students to undertakeresearch projects within the School of Medicine or within local NHShospitals. Teaching will take place within both schools.

The course has three engineering themes running through it;

  • A mechanical engineering/materials design theme,
  • An instrumentation theme looking at advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, and
  • A bioprocess theme looking at physical and chemical processes occurring within the human body.

Running throughout the course will obviously be a strong clinicaltheme, including case studies within engineering modules andspecifically designed biological and clinical modules for engineerstaught within the Medical School.

modules

The four year MEng in Medical Engineering is the core degree scheme. Inlevels 1 and 2 you will encounter the fundamentals of engineering science anddesign, alongside introductory material in fields such as cell biology, humanphysiology and medical diagnostics. In levels 3 and 4 the clinicalcontent of the course will increase, with modules offered in areas such asimplant and prosthetic technology, tissue engineering and cell andimmuno-biology.

Further modules will also beavailable in areas such as bio-nanotechnology, nano-materials and bio/ergonomicfactors in engineering. Extensive research projects will be undertaken bystudents in both the third and fourth years.

It is possible to complete yourstudies after three years and obtain a BEng degree. It is possible totransfer between the BEng and the MEng degree schemes at the end of level 2.

 

MB Bch Medicine (Graduate Entry)

UNIVERSITY : Unversity of Swansea

COURSE : MB Bch Medicine (Graduate Entry)

DURATION : 4 YEAR

MB Bch Medicine (Graduate Entry)

Overview

The Graduate Entry Programme in Medicine at Swansea is rapidly establishing itself as one of the best in Britain. Launched in 2004, this programme enables graduates of any discipline to learn the scientific and clinical principles of Medicine, using state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge teaching methods. This programme is a collaboration between the universities of Swansea and Cardiff. It combines innovative teaching for graduate entrants with the highly regarded curriculum at the College of Medicine, Cardiff University.

To be eligible to apply to the programme, you must be a homestudent, which includes UK and EU residents. You must apply throughUCAS and sit the GAMSAT test to be eligible to apply. You must alsohave at least an upper second class degree (or equivalent) in anysubject, Maths and English Language at GCSE level (or equivalent) andpreferably some GCSE or post-GCSE level (or equivalent) experience inBiology or Chemistry.

As a graduate entry medical student from England or Wales, you areeligible to receive a student loan in year one, and from year twoonwards you may apply to the NHS Student Grants Unit for a means-testedbursary to support you in your studies. Throughout the programme, youmay apply to the University for extra funding in times of hardship.

modules

You will learn about Human Anatomy through surface anatomy demonstrations, 3D medical imaging, highly detailed models and prosected human specimens. These will be carried out in top of the line laboratories with the latest equipment, and will be taught in innovative and exciting ways, in order to fully develop your potential.

There will also be regular lectures, seminars and tutorials to reinforce your learning experience. A suite of complementary, interactive, online self-directed learning packages will further develop your knowledge and hone your skills during personal study time.

The academic staff delivering this programme are drawn from a variety of backgrounds, including experienced clinicians, (general practitioners and hospital specialists), biomedical scientists and psychologists. They will guide you through this interdisciplinary and integrated programme, in order to provide you with the best possible learning experience.

You will study the first two years of medicine in Swansea, where the basic sciences of human biology, pathology and pharmacology will be integrated with the crucial clinical and communication skills required by medical professionals. At the end of these two years, you will sit a common Intermediate MB examination to ensure you are ready to progress onto years three and four and the All Wales Clinical Training Scheme led by the College of Medicine, Cardiff. Here you will be able to study at hospitals and other healthcare environments across Wales to hone the skills acquired at Swansea.

Furthermore, in the final year elective period, you will have the opportunity to study anywhere in the world.

For further information visit the School of Medicine.

 

MSc Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

UNIVERSITY : Unversity of Swansea

COURSE : MSc Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

DURATION : 1 YEAR

MSc Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

Overview

The Department has an international reputation in research, and is rated “excellent” for teaching. It has extensive laboratory space, excellent facilities, and superb links with hospitals and education. Psychology at Swansea has a dynamic and diverse group of postgraduate students who are central to the research ethos of the Department.

This MSc programme is designed to equip students with an advancedunderstanding of issues relating to the theory and practice ofpsychology in health care settings. The course does not provideprofessional training for any applied psychology profession but willhelp prepare students who intend pursuing professional training inpsychology.

Course modules include: developmental disorders, the history ofabnormal psychology, adult affective disorders, adult psychoticdisorders, personality disorders, coping with physical illness, eatingdisorders, somatoform disorders, health promotion theory and practice,and substance misuse. Students will also be expected to attend a modulein research skills and complete a dissertation.

Standard Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class degree in Psychology or a related discipline is required. Where English is not the first language, the Swansea University required score in tests of English is required. For applicants to the MSc in Research Methods in Psychology, evidence of a commitment to a subsequent career in a research setting is desirable.

 

MSc Medical Radiation Physics

 

UNIVERSITY : Unversity of Swansea

COURSE : MSc Medical Radiation Physics

DURATION : 3 YEAR

MSc Medical Radiation Physics

Overview

With increasing reliance on modern technology in medicine there is a growing need for specialists trained in the physical sciences. Rapid advances in diagnostic techniques such as MRI and PET offer new views of human physiology and new approaches to the treatment of disease. Medical physics is a highly multidisciplinary subject offering an exciting career with the additional satisfaction of contributing directly to patient treatment and care. An accredited MSc, in combination with a NHS or equivalent training programme, is currently the main route for graduates seeking the professional qualification of Clinical Scientist in Medical Physics. The School of Engineering has an excellent reputation for Engineering. We are recognized for our world-class research and hold the Excellent in Teaching rating. The course will be taught in conjunction with staff from the School of Medicine and specialist Medical Physicists at Swansea NHS Trust.

This course provides students with the necessary knowledge andunderstanding of fundamental aspects of the use of radiation inmedicine in order that students are conversant in medical terms, humanphysiology and radiation mechanisms. A direct link to clinical practiceis provided through hands-on instruction with equipment used routinelyin the hospital setting. Students are prepared for research andclinical practice in a rapidly changing field, including tuition incomputer modelling, human engineering and the medico-legal issues theyimply. Students are imparted with the knowledge, motivation, andself-learning skills required for continuous professional developmentduring their future careers and gain the valuable experience of workingon complex projects both as individuals and as team members. Our aim isfor students to develop the potential to become future leaders andchampions of industry.

Modules

  • PMRM00 - Introductory Medical Physics
  • SHRM02 - Physics of the Body
  • EGRM03 - Radiation Physics
  • EGRM04 - Medical Imaging
  • EGRM08 - Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology
  • EGRM09 - Radiation Protection
  • EGRM10 - Radiotherapy Physics
  • EGNM03 - Nanoscale Simulation
  • EGDM00 - Ethics Safety and Regulation in Engineering
  • EGDM02 - Engineering for Tissue Culture
  • EGTM04 - Project Planning
  • EGIM17 - MSc Research Project
 

MSc Nanomedicine

UNIVERSITY : Unversity of Swansea

COURSE : MSc Nanomedicine

DURATION : 1 YEAR

MSc Nanomedicine

Overview

The School of Engineering has an excellent reputation for Engineering. We are recognized for our world-class research, in collaboration with the School of Medicine at Swansea, in the emerging area of Nanomedicine.

The application of nanotechnology to human health promises to revolutionise medicine in the 21st century. Imaging and manipulation of matter at the nanoscale will allow diagnosis and treatment of disease at the molecular level leading to early intervention to prevent disease and personalized medicine. At Swansea the schools of engineering and medicine have created a vibrant inter-disciplinary environment that is producing research of the highest quality in the areas of nanodevices, nanotoxicology, tissue engineering and nanoparticle diagnostics. This success has led to the creation of a £22 million research centre – the Centre for Nanohealth (CNH) which will house a unique micro-nano fabrication clean room embedded within a biological research laboratory and with immediate access to clinical research facilities run by local NHS clinicians.

This course is unique within the UK in that it draws upon expertise in both engineering and medicine to cover a broad range of subject areas, from the latest nanoscale fabrication technology to medical applications of nanotechnology and the increasingly important area of nanotoxicology. There is an emphasis throughout on the application of nanotechnology in a medical environment and the course is constructed to ensure that students from a non medical/biological background have a comprehensive introduction to medicine. Similarly the engineering components are structured so that students from a life science background can readily acquire the background mathematical skills required.

This course provides students with the knowledge, motivation, and self-learning skills required for continuous professional development during their future careers and provides valuable experience of working on complex projects both as individuals and as team members. Our aim is for students to develop the potential to become future leaders and champions of nanohealth.

Course content

  • PMRM00 Introductory medical physics – 10 credits
  • PMRM00 Introductory medical physics – 10 credits
  • EGNM01 Probing at the nanoscale – 10 credits
  • EGNM05 Bio-nanotechnology – 10 credits
  • EGNM02 Soft Nanotechnology – 10 credits
  • EGIM16 Communications skills – 10 credits
  • EGNM07 Principles of Nanomedicine – 10 credits
  • PMR Nanotoxicology – 10 credits
  • PM-M23 Introduction to Bio-informatics – 10 credits
  • EG23 Project planning – 10 credits
  • EGDM01 Colloids and interface science– 10 credits
  • EGDM00 Ethics, safety and regulation– 10 credits
  • Research project – 60 credits
 

Master of Pharmacy (MPharm)

UNIVERSITY : University of Wolverhampton

COURSE : Master of Pharmacy (MPharm)

DURATION : 4 YEAR

Master of Pharmacy (MPharm)

Overview

1) Develop subject knowledge and understanding of:

  • The main sources of medicinal agents (natural and synthetic); their discovery or design/preparation, purification, analysis and physico-chemical and biological properties.
  • The principles and processes of medicines design and manufacture and clinical evaluation (including Good Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Practice, quality assurance, commercial, pharmacopoeial, ethical and regulatory requirements), and the interrelationships between formulation, medicine delivery and therapeutic effectiveness.
  • Normal and abnormal bodily function, the biology of disease (aetiology and epidemiology) and the absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of medicines and their actions (interactions, abreactions and misuse) and therapeutic uses.

2) Subject-Specific Skills – be able to:

  • Demonstrate the safe handling of chemical and pharmaceutical materials, identify hazards associated with their use, and undertake risk assessment of pharmaceutical procedures and practices.
  • Operate standard pharmaceutical instrumentation and carry out standard laboratory procedures in pharmaceutical preparation and analysis
  • Demonstrate the accurate calculation of medicine doses and dosage regimens.
  • Plan, design and execute an original research investigation including problem recognition, method selection, evaluation, appraisal and presentation of results and findings.
  • Interpret, critically analyse and evaluate data derived from laboratory observations and measurements in the context of a knowledge and understanding of medicines.

Course Structure

In Year 1, you examine the molecular basis of disease and therapeutics, human physiology, pharmacy practice and organic chemistry for pharmacy. You look at infection and immunity and physicochemical science, as well as undertaking practice placements.

Year 2 explores integrated clinical science for pharmacists, medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical technology. You investigate disease diagnosis, law and ethics, pharmaceutical biotechnology, molecular biology and dispensing. You also benefit from further practice placements.

In Year 3, your studies will include clinical pharmacology, evidence-based practice, advanced pharmaceutical formulation and clinical pharmacy. Practice placements are likely to be within a hospital setting.

The final year includes a substantial research project, but remains very much clinically focused. Your studies will deal with treatment of infectious diseases, pharmaceutical public health and clinical pharmacy.

 

Medical Anthropology - MA

UNIVERSITY : University of Sussex

COURSE : Medical Anthropology - MA

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Medical Anthropology - MA

overview

This MA is concerned with cross-cultural understandings of medicine,health and healing, with the experience of pain and illness, and withthe political economy of health. It will be of interest to bothanthropologists and those with experience, or considering a career, inthe medical or health professions, social services, or development.

Course content

Autumn term: you take Medical Anthropology and one ofAnthropologists and Development; Researching and Reporting Conflict:Anthropological Perspectives; and Understanding Processes of SocialChange.

Spring term: you take Cultural Understandings of Health and Healingand one of Anthropology of Childbirth and Reproductive Health;Embodiment and Institutionalisation of Violence, Conflict andConciliation; Households, Rural Livelihoods and DevelopmentIntervention; and Knowledge, Power and Resistance.

Summer term and vacation: you either take Evaluation and Appraisalor Anthropology of Reconciliation and Reconstruction, and write a shortdissertation; or you undertake supervised work on a longer dissertation.

 

 

 

MChem Medicinal Chemistry

UNIVERSITY : University of Surrey

COURSE : MChem Medicinal Chemistry

DURATION : 4 YEAR

MChem Medicinal Chemistry

Overview

At each level you will study for the equivalent of 120 credits (approximately twelve modules), with core Chemistry modules comprising eight of the twelve. The additional four modules provide you with choice and flexibility to study areas in which you are particularly interested. The widest range of options is available on the Chemistry MChem or BSc programmes. If you are studying one of our specialist pathways you will undertake specific modules on these areas.

At Level 1 you will be given a broad base of knowledge and skills providing an essential grounding in chemical theory and techniques. You will be introduced to key transferable skills in the Scientific Communication module.

During Level 2 you will explore chemistry at greater depth and will apply theories to more complex scenarios such as group problem solving and research collaboration. A specific focus is placed on preparing for your professional training year. You will undertake key skills modules that will support you on this placement and in your future employment.

At Level 3 the core taught modules you will study vary depending on your specialist pathway. The largest single component of the year is the research project carried out under the supervision of a member of academic staff, when you will explore a research area in which you are especially interested.

Course Structure

Level 1

Chemistry modules:

  • Coordination Chemistry
  • Scientific Communication
  • The Chemistry of Physical Processes
  • Analytical Techniques 1
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Practical Chemistry 1 and 2
  • Mathematics for Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Spectroscopic and Spectrometric Methods

Medicinal Chemistry modules:

  • Biology and Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Physiology
  • Chemistry with Forensic Investigation modules:
  • Fundamentals of Forensic Science
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Optional modules include:

Background and Practice

  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Language module
  • Environmental Chemistry

Level 2

Core Chemistry modules:

  • Practical Aspects of Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Solid State Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry of the Elements
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Practical Chemistry 3 and 4
  • Further Physical Chemistry
  • Analytical Techniques 2
  • Communication Skills for the Chemical Industry

Medicinal Chemistry modules:

  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Chemistry with Forensic Investigation modules:
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • The Forensic Chemistry of Trace and Drug Evidence

Optional modules include:

  • Polymer Chemistry

Level P

  • Distance learning modules

Level 3

  • Research Project

Core Chemistry modules:

  • Modern Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Green Frontiers in Physical Chemistry
  • Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

Medicinal Chemistry modules:

  • Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
  • Neuropharmacology

Chemistry with Forensic Investigation modules:

  • Forensic Toxicology
  • DNA and other Biological Evidence

Optional modules include:

  • Nanochemistry and Nanotechnology
  • Analytical Techniques 3
  • Topics in Polymer Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Materials Chemistry
  • Bionanotechnology

Additional core MChem modules:

  • Advanced Nanochemistry and Nanotechnology
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Bionanotechnology
  • Advanced Topics in Polymer Chemistry
 

Medicines Management - MSC

UNIVERSITY : University of Sunderland

COURSE : Medicines Management - MSC

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Medicines Management - MSC

Introduction

This one-year MSc programme has been specially designed for international and home/EU pharmacists who wish to extend their knowledge and skills in clinical pharmacy, pharmacotherapy and medicines management. It requires attendance in class at Sunderland Pharmacy School and is most suited for full-time students. For more information about this programme, please click here to look at frequently asked questions by most applicants.

The term, `medicines management` was officially coined in the UK by the working group of the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) in 1998. It generally refers to a practice that enables health care professionals and patients to make the best possible use of medicines by maximising all benefits and minimising relevant risk. This covers all aspects of medication use, i.e. prescribing, dispensing, administering, monitoring and patient`s drug use with adherence. Medicines Management is therefore an important part of prevention and management of disease. Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals have a key role in improving patient outcomes through medicines management. This process includes care plans for recommendation of drug therapy, monitoring for efficacy and safety of medicines use and educating patients, family and carers in order to improve medication adherence. There are many websites and sources of information about Medicines Management, such as the National Prescribing Centre (www.npc.co.uk) and National Health Service (NHS, www.nhs.uk).

Regarding pharmacy practice in Britain, medicines management is equivalent to pharmaceutical care, which was originated in the US. Thus, this course focuses on medication use and pharmaceutical care provision for patients, but it does not involve the management of drug products, procurement, human resources or financial issues that are usually taught in an MBA or pharmacy management programme. The overall objectives of this programme embrace:

  • To develop students clinical knowledge base, expertise and skills in evidence-based practice, specialist therapeutic areas and to continue their professional development;
  • To provide an in-depth knowledge and understanding of disease processes and the principles underlying the rationale use of medicines in the treatment of disease;
  • To widen access to postgraduate study in management of medicines;
  • To develop research skills and to enable students to use these skills in the design and implementation of research projects;
  • To encourage students to become independent learners with the necessary skills to undertake continuing professional development throughout their careers in pharmacy, medicines management or as prescribers.
  • To develop students knowledge of evidence-based use of medicines in the treatment and prevention of disease;
  • To prepare students for practice as medicines managers.

Course Content

In order to be awarded an MSc, students need to pass all modules of 180 credits that include core modules (150 credits) and optional modules (30 credits). As they have different backgrounds and interests, they will be allowed to choose three out of six modules that account for 30 credits.

Core modules (150 credits)

  • Evidence-based Practice PHMM30 (15)
  • Clinical Biochemistry PHMM31 (15)
  • Research Methods PHMM45 (30)
  • Pharmacotherapy and Therapeutics PHMM47 (60)
  • Research Investigation PHMM48 (30)

Optional modules (selected 30 credits)

  • Anticoagulation PHMM39 (10)
  • Dermatology PHMM40 (10)
  • Infection PHMM41 (10)
  • Natural Health Products PHMM42 (10)
  • Palliative Care and Oncology PHMM43 (10)
  • Public and Population Health PHMM44 (10)
 

Pharmacy (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Portsmouth

COURSE : Pharmacy

DURATION : 4 YEAR

Pharmacy

Overview

This course is structured to integrate topics of pharmacy practice, life sciences and pharmaceutical sciences, and provides a solid basis for a career in community, hospital or industry. You will look at the issues surrounding drug development and formulation, how medicines interact with the body, and the complex ethical issues and law governing the dispensing and supply of medicines to patients.

Inter-professional learning is an important feature of this course. Within the early stages of the degree, you will learn alongside colleagues from other healthcare disciplines including medicine, nursing and radiography.

The academic year is divided into two, fifteen-week semesters. Students are exposed to a range of assessments and encouraged to be responsible for their own learning.

MPharm students, upon graduation, must undertake a further year of practice-based study prior to registration as a pharmacist with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.

 

Drug Discovery and Development - MSC

UNIVERSITY : University of Sunderland

COURSE : Drug Discovery and Development - MSC

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Drug Discovery and Development - MSC

Introduction

Medicines are central to modern healthcare. Our new masters programme provides students with leading edge skills and knowledge needed in the discovery and development of new medicines by international pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies for global healthcare markets.

The new programme is designed for graduates in pharmacology, pharmaceutical chemistry, biomedical sciences and pharmacy and those employed in the pharmaceutical or related industries who would like to be totally up to date with current knowledge and practice in all major aspects of drug discovery, design and development.

Our MSc in Drug Discovery and Development focuses on current trends and applications in modern drug discovery and reflects the important issues and challenges facing the highly globalised pharmaceutical industry in developing new products and bringing them to market.

The programme offers up to date optional modules in a range of subject areas in order to accommodate applicants with different educational backgrounds and employment needs. Optional MSc routes within the programme`s modular structure cover areas of advanced pharmacology, pharmaceutical analysis, pharmaceutics, quality assurance and drug design.

The masters programme is designed to provide graduates with advanced skills and knowledge associated with the discovery and development of new therapeutic agents. The overall aims of the programme are to provide:

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of modern day international drug discovery, design and development.
  • Up to date knowledge of on pre- and post-clinical research techniques and studies.
  • Up to date details on drugs regulatory processes for medicines in the UK, EU, USA, Australia and Asia.
  • Understanding of the importance of evidence-based medicine and pharmacoenomic evaluation in relation to healthcare decision making and drug development
  • Advanced knowledge of the significance of natural products in relation to drug development.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of current trends and developments in pharmacology, pharmacogenomics and proteomics.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding in the areas of pharmaceutical analysis, drug design and pharmaceutics.
  • Understanding of the significance of advanced quality assurance procedures associated with drug development.
  • Essential skills in and knowledge of research methods.

Course Content

Stage 1

Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) 60 credits

  • Essential Research and Study Skills (30 credits)
  • Modern Pre- to Post-Clinical Research (15 credits)
  • Drugs and Pharmaceutical Products Registration (15 credits)

Stage 2

Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) 120 credits

  • Evidence-Based Medicine and Pharmaco economics (15 credits)
  • Natural Health Products (15 credits)

Plus one or two optional modules from the following:

  • Advanced Pharmacology (15 Credits)
  • Pharmacogenomics and Proteomics (15 credits)
  • Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis (with practical sessions;15 or 30 credits)
  • Advanced Drug Design (15 credits)
  • Advanced Pharmaceutics (15 credits)
  • Quality Assurance (15 credits)

Stage 3

Masters (MSc) 180 credits

  • Possible Options
  • Double Project (60 credits)
  • Double Dissertation (60 credits)
  • Single Project (30 credits) plus Single Dissertation (30 credits)
  • Single Project or Dissertation (30 credits) plus either two 15 or one 30 credit diploma optional modules

Students electing to follow one of the optional routes through the programme would

  1. base their Essential Research and Study Skills coursework on material specific to their optional route
  2. undertake route-recommended modules at Diploma level, and
  3. work on a project or dissertation relevant to their optional route
 

MSc/PgDip in Pharmaceutical Analysis

UNIVERSITY : University of Strathclyde

COURSE : MSc/PgDip in Pharmaceutical Analysis

DURATION :

MSc/PgDip in Pharmaceutical Analysis

Overview:

The taught MSc course in Pharmaceutical Analysis trains students in the range of analytical techniques used for the quality control of medicines. The course consists of a formal taught element running between October and April followed by examinations. The students then undertake a three month project and submit a dissertation at the end of August. The course is currently supported by an EPSRC Master`s Training Package that provides five studentships for UK students. In addition there are two studentships supported by AstraZeneca which are open to EU students.

The formal part of the taught and distance learning courses consists of modules in:

  • chemical analysis
  • spectroscopy
  • chromatography
  • structure elucidation
  • statistics
  • experimental design and optimization
  • formulation
  • quality and management
  • bioanalysis
  • phytochemical analysis.
 

Aquatic Veterinary Studies (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Stirling

COURSE : Aquatic Veterinary Studies

DURATION :

Aquatic Veterinary Studies

Overview

Food from aquatic systems is essential for much of the world’s population - but wild catches are declining. Fortunately aquaculture (farming of aquatic animals) is an alternative source of high quality nutrition and employment. Aquaculture has been very successful but diseases can be damaging. The Institute of Aquaculture has over 30 years’ experience of investigating and controlling fish and shrimp diseases worldwide, which it utilises to improve your problem-solving skills, equipping you to make a real contribution to the sustainability of aquaculture.

Programme Objectives

The object of the programme is to train you in the wide range of disciplines and skills necessary for the investigation, prevention and control of aquatic animal diseases in all cultured species. You will gain an understanding of the biology, husbandry and environment of farmed aquatic species, in addition to specialist expertise in aquatic animal diseases. It is also intended to prepare students who plan to pursue a PhD in the area of aquatic animal health or disease.

Course Content

The full Master’s programme for each degree outcome is divided into 13 modules: six foundation modules; six advanced modules; and a single Research Project module. The overall programme is divided into three parts:

Foundation Modules

The Foundation modules are taught between September and December. There are six compulsory modules, taken consecutively, giving instruction in basic aquaculture concepts and skills. Successful completion of all six foundation modules will qualify you for a Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Aquaculture. The foundation modules are:

  • Aquatic Animal Biology and Health
  • Aquatic Animals in the Environment
  • Aquatic Animal Nutrition and Food Safety
  • Aquatic Animal Reproduction and Genetics
  • Aquatic Animal Production Systems
  • Aquaculture in Practice – Study Tour

Advanced Modules

The advanced modules of taught units and workshops are given between December and March. You will complete six compulsory modules. Successful completion of the advanced modules subsequent to the foundation modules will qualify you for a Postgraduate Diploma in Aquatic Veterinary Studies. The Advanced modules are:

  • Systemic Pathology and Histopathology
  • Microbial Diseases
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Immunology
  • Epidemiology and Health Control
  • Ecotoxicology

Research Project Module

The research project module is normally completed between March and July. The research projects are of very high quality and a high proportion result in peer-reviewed publications. Successful completion of the module, subsequent to foundation and advanced modules, will qualify the student for an MSc in Aquatic Veterinary Studies.

Modes of Study

Full-time (3 modules per semester).

Part-time (1 or 2 modules per semester).

 

MBioMedSci Biomedical Sciences with Foundation Year

UNIVERSITY : University of Southampton

COURSE : MBioMedSci Biomedical Sciences with Foundation Year

DURATION : 5 YEAR

MBioMedSci Biomedical Sciences with Foundation Year

Overview

The Foundation Year is the first year of a four- or five-year programme leading to a degree in one of a range of scientific disciplines. Successful completion of the year guarantees progression to our degree programmes.

We may also consider your application if you have taken appropriate A level subjects for these degrees, but circumstances beyond your control (eg serious illness or personal problems) have led to lower grades than your high predictions.

This programme may suit you if you are studying for A levels in subjects different from those normally required for these degrees. It may also interest you if you are a mature applicant, with skills and experience from employment, or if you come from a part of the world where the education system is different from the British A level system.

This full-time programme is delivered at Eastleigh College, through a combination of lectures, workshops, tutorials, laboratory sessions and private study. Assessment is mainly by unseen written examination and a variety of coursework assignments.

course content

  • Academic and communication skills
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • IT
  • Mathematics
 

MSc in Midwifery

UNIVERSITY : University of Queens Belfast

COURSE : MSc in Midwifery

DURATION : 1 YEAR

MSc in Midwifery

overview

Full-time students are required to complete six modules in one year(two compulsory and four optional); part-time students are requirednormally to complete six modules in two years (two compulsory and fouroptional).

Choices are subject to availability and to the approval of the CourseDirector. Students may pursue individually planned studies in theIndependent Study Module or undertake modules from other departments inthe University depending on availability, pre-requisites and relevance.This flexible approach meets the needs of students coming from diversebackgrounds and differing specialisms.

Modules

  • Antenatal and Neonatal Screening (new module)
  • Applied Research Methods and Statistics
  • Balancing Risks and Choices in Childbirth
  • Clinical Midwifery Developments
  • Clinical Risk Management in Midwifery Practice
  • Critical Care in Midwifery Practice
  • Independent Study module
  • Preparation of Supervisor of Midwives
  • Professional and Ethical Issues in Health Care
  • Qualitative Research
  • The Social and Physiological Context of Birth
  • Ultrasound Scanning for Midwives
  • Dissertation
 

MSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare

UNIVERSITY : University of Queens Belfast

COURSE : MSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare

DURATION : 1 YEAR

MSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Overview

The aim of this programme is to prepare graduates in the life sciences and other relevant first degrees for careers in research, industry and other areas of professional employment; and to afford students with appropriate scientific backgrounds the opportunity to expand their knowledge of animal behaviour and welfare.

Course Content

Foundations for Research in the Biosciences

Professional Development

Literature Review and topics in Animal Behaviour and Welfare (triple module), including:

  • Behaviour development
  • Cognition
  • Communication
  • Conservation and behaviour
  • Endocrine systems and stress
  • Motivation
  • Navigation
  • Self-medication
  • Sensory systems and pain perception
  • Stress in wild animals
  • Welfare of farm and zoo animals

Masters students conduct an individual research project (triple module).

 

MSc Medical Imaging

UNIVERSITY : University of Portsmouth

COURSE : MSc Medical Imaging

DURATION : 18 MONTH

MSc Medical Imaging

Overview

MSc Medical Imaging enables applicants to develop their career in an area of specialised medical imaging and provide evidence for advanced practice. Studying the course also allows entry onto the Professional Doctorate programme.

You can expect to gain an award and accredited competency in your chosen field of medical imaging. This will enhance your professional standing by encouraging you to explore more fully the issues that inform and improve practice. The first year focuses on the development of skills and competencies required of an advanced practitioner. The second year will encourage the development of specialised clinical practice and develop research and enquiry skills and the final year will enable students to plan, conduct evaluate and report a programme of project work.

 

MSc Clinical Exercise Science

UNIVERSITY : University of Portsmouth

COURSE : MSc Clinical Exercise Science

DURATION : 12 MONTH

MSc Clinical Exercise Science

Overview

With current obesity and diabetes epidemics resulting from sedentary living, poor dietary habits and high stress lifestyles, the need for the expertise of the Clinical Exercise Specialist (CES) is now greater than ever before.

The duties performed by a CES are linked closely to treating patients with a chronic disease in which exercise has been shown to provide therapeutic benefit. Specifically, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, peripheral arterial disease and obesity remain important health concerns that have all been shown to benefit from regular safe exercise. This innovative course is, therefore, designed to offer you an interdisciplinary approach to exercise in clinical settings, providing a qualification that will enable you to apply theory to practice.

 

 

MSc Biomedicine

UNIVERSITY : University of Portsmouth

COURSE : MSc Biomedicine

DURATION : 1 YEAR

MSc Biomedicine

Overview

The construction of the word `biomedicine` indicates exactly what this course is about, a fusion of the natural and clinical sciences. Here at Portsmouth we see biomedicine as the application of the principles of the natural sciences, especially biology and physiology, to clinical medicine.

To reach the level of skill needed to become an independent scientific researcher requires training and the MSc Biomedicine course is designed to furnish you with the theoretical and practical skills required to pursue a career in scientific research.

The School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences is a well-known centre of excellence for both its biomedical science and pharmacy programmes. Our well equipped laboratories, teaching facilities and experienced staff all combined to win the School a full mark of 24 in the last Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) subject review.

 

 

Medical Sciences Diploma (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Northumbria

COURSE : Medical Sciences Diploma

DURATION : 5 YEAR

Medical Sciences Diploma

Overview

The Diploma of Higher Education in Medical Sciences is a two-year course delivered in partnership with St. George’s University School of Medicine. The first year of the joint course provides a foundation in the core scientific subjects underpinning Biomedical Sciences alongside an introduction to the laboratory disciplines of the biomedical laboratory.

You will need to complete the first year of the Diploma achieving a grade of 60% or over, in order to enter St. George’s University to continue the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. You have the option to continue your studies in Newcastle, completing the second year of the Diploma of Higher Education in Medical Sciences at Northumbria University, which is the first year of the Basic Medical Sciences of St. George’s University’s Doctor of Medicine degree. You will study for a total of five years.

Years 1 and 2 form the Diploma of Higher Education in Medical Sciences.

Year 1

You will commence your studies in the School of Applied Sciences at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK. Your first year of study will be Year 1 of the Diploma of Higher Education in Medical Sciences, which equates to a Certificate of Higher Education in Medical Sciences. This is a pre-entry programme to the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree.

Year 2*

After successful completion of Year 1 with a mark of 60%, or higher, you will undertake the first year of your MD studies at Northumbria University, or alternatively study this year in Grenada. If you opt to remain at Northumbria, you will, upon successful completion of Year 2, also be awarded the Diploma of Higher Education in Medical Sciences.

Year 3

You will continue the Basic Medical Sciences study at St. George’s University in Grenada.

Years 4 and 5

The final two years of your MD degree will be spent in clinical training at affiliated hospitals and Clinical Centres in the United Kingdom, the United States and/or Canada. You will have the choice of where you complete your training.

Note: Northumbria University also offers a foundation year for students who do not have the relevant qualifications to enter Year 1 of the programme. Please contact Northumbria University for more information.

Course Content

Year 1

  • CH0047 - Principles of Immunology (CORE, 10 Credits)
  • CH0048 - Introductory Genetics (CORE, 10 Credits)
  • CH0305 - Cell Biology (CORE, 10 Credits)
  • CH0570 - Introductory Pathological Sciences (OPTION, 20 Credits)
  • CH0571 - Biochemistry (CORE, 20 Credits)
  • CH0572 - Practical Skills for Biosciences (CORE, 20 Credits)
  • CH0960 - Professional and Transferable Skills (CORE, 10 Credits)
  • CH0961 - Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology (CORE, 20 Credits)

Year 2

  • AC0503 - Medicine in Society (CORE, 10 Credits)
  • CH0929 - Medical Biochemistry (CORE, 20 Credits)
  • CH0930 - Genetics (CORE, 5 Credits)
  • CH0931 - Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy (CORE, 30 Credits)
  • CH0935 - Neuroscience (CORE, 15 Credits)
 

Clinical Research MSc

UNIVERSITY : University of Northumbria

COURSE : Clinical Research MSc

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Clinical Research MSc

Overview

The MSc Clinical Research course aims to fully equip nurses, midwives, medical practitioners and allied health professionals with the skills and critical understanding to manage and deliver research in diverse clinical settings, in collaboration with NHS partners and service users, and focussed on improving patient experiences and outcomes. Throughout the course students will be encouraged to draw on their own professional practice, culture and geographies. The course has been closely mapped against professional competencies and Research Council guidelines. The programme forms part of (and builds upon) the School’s successful programme Postgraduate Studies (PGS).

Aims of the programme

On completing this programme, successful students would be expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical awareness of clinical research theory and practice including philosophical foundations of enquiry and knowledge production; conceptualisation; the research process; research design; methodologies; methods; and data analysis appropriate to research within chosen clinical subject areas;
  • Demonstrate a nuanced and critical application of clinical research processes e.g. selection of specific methodologies, sampling, data collection and analysis;
  • Demonstrate critical and reflexive appreciation of quality assurance issues in the conduct of clinical research e.g. validity, reliability, trustworthiness, rigour and authenticity;
  • Demonstrate the ability to explore and analyse complex data sets using appropriate qualitative or quantitative approaches, with full cognisance of the capabilities and limitations of such data;
  • Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the significance of embedding a wide range of stakeholder knowledge and experience throughout the whole research process as a means of facilitating translation and transformation in practice; and,
  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of the processes of research management and governance within the context of clinical practice.
 

Endodontology Mphil (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Endodontology Mphil

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Endodontology Mphil

Overview

Endontologyresearch is aimed at furthering knowledge within the branch ofdentistry that deals with diseases of the tooth root, dental pulp andsurrounding tissues.

In the majority of cases, an MPhildegree is undertaken by candidates seeking eventual entry onto the PhD.Successful completion of the MPhil year, following the assessment of atransfer report and viva, permits progression to PhD which would theninvolve 2 or 4 years of further research before submission for thedegree of PhD.

The supervisory team will assist the MPhilcandidate throughout the study, ensuring academic objectives are metand suitable training is provided in core skills fundamental to theresearch. Transferable skills training is provided by a dedicatedGraduate Training Programme offered by the Faculty of Medical and HumanSciences, which provides training in research methodology, criticalwriting skills, intellectual property, research ethics etc.

Alldentistry based MPhil researchers are required to successfully completea course unit in Research Methods and to participate in the GraduateTraining Programme. Students are also encouraged to attend journalclubs and research meetings within the School.

 

Dental Public Health / Community Dentistry MPhil (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Dental Public Health / Community Dentistry MPhil

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Dental Public Health / Community Dentistry MPhil

Overview

Researchwithin dental public health centres around the Oral Health Unit (OHU) -an academically-independent national group set up to develop anddeliver high quality applied dental research in primary care.Established within the National Primary Care Research and DevelopmentCentre (NPCRDC), the aim of the unit is to deliver research which willinform dental policy, service commissioning and clinical practice.

Inthe majority of cases, an MPhil degree is undertaken by candidatesseeking eventual entry onto the PhD. Successful completion of the MPhilyear, following the assessment of a transfer report and viva, permitprogression to PhD which would then involve 2-3 years of furtherresearch before submission for the degree of PhD. Candidates will oftenbe recommended to register for the degree of MPhil due to the policy ofthe admitting School, or due to the nature of the research if thesupervisory team do not feel the study warrants three years ofscholarship. Alternatively, candidates often register onto the MPhildue to restrictions of funding guarantees beyond the initial year,which if resolved would facilitate transfer to the PhD at a later date.

Thesupervisory team will assist the MPhil candidate throughout the study,ensuring academic objectives are met and suitable training is providedin core skills fundamental to the research. Transferable skillstraining is provided by a dedicated Graduate Training Programme offeredby the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, which provides trainingin research methodology, critical writing skills, intellectualproperty, research ethics etc.

All dentistry based MPhil/PhDresearchers are required to successfully complete a course unit inResearch Methods and to participate in the Graduate Training Programme.Students are encouraged to attend journal clubs and research meetingswithin the School and are provided a personal laptop computer for theduration of their studies.

 

Translational Medicine: Interdisciplinary Molecular Medicine (MRes )

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Translational Medicine: Interdisciplinary Molecular Medicine (MRes )

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Translational Medicine: Interdisciplinary Molecular Medicine (MRes )

Overview

Applicants must select their preferred pathway through the MRes at the online application stage.However, there will be the opportunity to switch pathways followinginduction to the MRes, should students decide to alter their routethrough the course.

The MRes in Translational Medicine(MRes TM) is designed to encourage a focused group of high-calibrescience and medical students into the field of translational medicine.The growth in importance of translational medicine as a branch ofmedical science has been significant in recent years as efforts toconnect basic research with patient care have multiplied. Across thehealthcare industry, translational medicine is pivotal to theadvancement of emerging therapies relating to improved pharmaceuticaltargeting, biomedical technologies and integration with clinical trials.

Theaim is to improve and accelerate bench-to-bedside research, i.e.research that reduces the timeframe between emerging molecular, geneticand cellular discoveries and their application to the patient. Asbiotechnology becomes more sophisticated, the scope exists to improvenot only the targeting of medications, but their delivery and outcomeprediction. To achieve this, a multitude of systems biology skills arerequired, including genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics.

Modules

Core Course Units:

1. Transferable Skills and Research Methods

2. Quantitative Technologies and Data Analysis

Option A Course Units:

Interdisciplinary Molecular Medicine option comprising:

  • Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology, Transcriptomics and Functional Genomics
  • Proteomics and Metabolomics

Option B Course Units:

Pharmaceutical Translational Medicine Modules comprising:

  • Assembling a Pre-Clinical Strategy and an Early Clinical Strategy for a New Candidate Drug
  • Assembling a Complete Translational Medicine Strategy for a Candidate Drug
 

Translational Medicine: Pharmaceutical Cancer (MRes)

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Translational Medicine: Pharmaceutical Cancer (MRes)

DURATION : 12 month

Translational Medicine: Pharmaceutical Cancer (MRes)

Overview

Applicants must select their preferred pathway through the MRes at the online application stage.However, there will be the opportunity to switch pathways followinginduction to the MRes, should students decide to alter their routethrough the course.

The MRes in Translational Medicine(MRes TM) is designed to encourage a focused group of high-calibrescience and medical students into the field of translational medicine.The growth in importance of translational medicine as a branch ofmedical science has been significant in recent years as efforts toconnect basic research with patient care have multiplied. Across thehealthcare industry, translational medicine is pivotal to theadvancement of emerging therapies relating to improved pharmaceuticaltargeting, biomedical technologies and integration with clinical trials.

Theaim is to improve and accelerate bench-to-bedside research, i.e.research that reduces the timeframe between emerging molecular, geneticand cellular discoveries and their application to the patient. Asbiotechnology becomes more sophisticated, the scope exists to improvenot only the targeting of medications, but their delivery and outcomeprediction. To achieve this, a multitude of systems biology skills arerequired, including genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics.

Modules

Core Course Units:

1. Transferable Skills and Research Methods

2. Quantitative Technologies and Data Analysis

Option A Course Units:

Interdisciplinary Molecular Medicine option comprising:

  • Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology, Transcriptomics and Functional Genomics
  • Proteomics and Metabolomics

Option B Course Units:

Pharmaceutical Translational Medicine Modules comprising:

  • Assembling a Pre-Clinical Strategy and an Early Clinical Strategy for a New Candidate Drug
  • Assembling a Complete Translational Medicine Strategy for a Candidate Drug

 

 

Medical and Molecular Microbiology MSc/PGDip/PGCert

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Medical and Molecular Microbiology MSc/PGDip/PGCert

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Medical and Molecular Microbiology MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Overview

The aim of theprogramme is to provide students with a systematic understanding of thescientific basis of traditional and novel microbiological concepts, aswell as the knowledge, specialist practical skills and criticalawareness needed to enable graduates to pursue a career in microbiology.

Modules

This programme consists of eight compulsory course units:

  • General and Molecular Virology
  • Medical and Diagnostic Virology
  • Antibiotics and Bacterial Genetics
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Systematic Microbiology I, II and III
  • Laboratory Management and Research Methods
 

Orthodontics MSc (Clin)

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Orthodontics MSc (Clin): 3-year course

DURATION : 3 YEAR

Orthodontics MSc (Clin)

Overview

Incommon with all specialty training programmes in the UK, this programmeruns for three years and incorporates a Masters degree. The fullprogramme combines the taught elements and research of the MSc with amandatory clinical training module.

The School places special emphasis on:

  • Contemporary orthodontic treatment techniques
  • Research methods
  • The development of a questioning approach to the speciality of orthodontics

Thisspecialty training programme is designed for those who wish toundertake full orthodontic training, but who do not wish to practiceorthodontics in the UK.

The taught elements are based aroundsmall group problem-based seminars resourced by a series of didacticseminars that together form a core teaching session.

Theclinical training module involves attendance at clinics in the DentalSchool and associated local Hospital Trusts. During this time studentsprovide treatment for a carefully selected group of patients underdirect supervision of Consultant Orthodontists.

The researchmethods training is used in the planning and implementation of aresearch project and its presentation as a dissertation; advice andguidance will be available from a group of highly experiencedresearchers. It is hoped that the research topic will examine an issueof relevance to students` future work and will also provide the basisfor a refereed publication.

Modules

Year 1

  • Research Methods course
  • Communications course
  • Clinical treatment and consultation sessions (at University of Manchester DentalHospital and affiliated District General Hospitals)
  • Problem Based Learning sessions
  • Seminars
  • Northern Universities Consortium courses
  • Research Project

Year 2

  • Problem Based Learning sessions
  • Seminars
  • Northern Universities Consortium courses
  • Research Project

Year 3

  • Advanced Orthodontics and Revision course
  • Northern Universities Consortium courses
  • Research Project
 

Organisational Change and Development MSc

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Organisational Change and Development MSc

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Organisational Change and Development MSc

Overview

Economiccrises, structural adjustments, competition, technical innovation,public, private and NGO sector reforms and other drivers all requireorganisations in developing and transitional economies to change anddevelop on an ongoing basis. As a result, there is a growing need forstaff who both understand and can contribute to organisational changeand development initiatives and activities. This MSc programme aims tomeet that need.

The programme`s aim is toturn participants into more effective `agents of organisational changeand development`, by providing them with new analytical capacities,skills and knowledge. By the end of the programme, participants will beable to:

understand the basis and processes of organisational change and development;

contribute to the effective diagnosis, planning, management and implementation of organisational change and development;

engage in chosen specialist processes of organisational change and development;

synthesise new and existing knowledge by undertaking academic or specialist organisational change and development research.

Modules

Core programme course units include:

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Organisation Development
  • Organisational Change Strategies
  • Characteristics and Skills in Development Practice

Optional course units typically include:

  • Information Technologies and Human Resources
  • International Management
  • Human Resource Practice 1
  • Human Resource Practice 2
  • Public Sector Reform and Management
  • Development Practice: International Contexts & Worlds of Action
  • Introducing Information Systems in Organisations
  • Training & Development
  • Planning & Managing Development
  • Human Resource Development Strategy
  • Managing Quality in Development
 

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery MSc (Clin): 3-year course

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery MSc (Clin): 3-year course

DURATION : 3 YEAR

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery MSc (Clin): 3-year course

Overview

Oral andMaxillofacial Surgery is the specialty concerned with the diagnosis andmanagement of diseases, injuries and defects affecting the mouth, jaws,face and neck. All programmes are based on the speciality of oralsurgery but within the wider context of maxillofacial surgery. Thethree-year programme provides specialist oral surgery clinical training.

Studentsundertake minor oral surgery under supervision, carried out under localanaesthesia, conscious sedation and general anaesthesia. They alsoattend theatre to assist and observe major surgery. Students attendconsultation clinics, trauma clinics, ward rounds and carry out wardduties.

The clinical component consists of the following modules:

  • Surgical Basic Sciences (Basic surgical science, preoperative and postoperative care)
  • Patient Care (Assessing patients, medical aspects of patient care and control of pain and anxiety)
  • Dental Tissues (Infections and inflammation of the teeth and jaws, removal of teeth and surgical implantology)
  • Bone: Disease and Injury (Diseases of bone and the maxillary sinus, oral and maxillofacial injuries)
  • Soft Tissues (Cysts, mucosal disease, premalignancy and malignancy);
  • Salivary Tissue, Pain and TMJ (Salivary gland disease, facial pain and disorders of the temporomandibular joint)

Studentsattend weekly interactive seminars lead by school senior staff and someinvited guest speakers. Some of these have actor patients present toallow students to rehearse their clinical skills.

Three-yearprogramme students also attend external teaching events such asresidential blocks for basic science applied to surgery at the RoyalCollege of Surgeons of England.

 

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Dental Specialties) MSc, PGDip

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Dental Specialties) MSc, PGDip

DURATION : 2 YEAR

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Dental Specialties) MSc, PGDip

Overview

Thisprogramme is designed for dentists who wish to advance their knowledgeof this clinical specialty at a postgraduate level. There are threecomponents: Research Methods and Statistics; Specialist ClinicalComponent; and a Research Component.

The aim of the Research Methods and Statisticscomponent is to enable students to become competent in the design, datacollection, and simple analysis and interpretation of clinical researchprojects.

The aim of the Specialist Clinical Componentis to give students an understanding of the scientific basis of oraland maxillofacial surgery with particular emphasis on current theoriesrelevant to the diagnosis, treatment planning and clinical managementof patients. The evidence base supporting clinical surgical practice isemphasised.

The Specialist Clinical Component permitsobservation of a wide range of surgery including facial trauma, implantand reconstructive, cancer and reconstructive, salivary gland andorthognathic surgery, as well as participation in dentoalveolar surgery.

The aim of the Research Componentis to offer research training in identification, formulation andimplementation of a specific research project. The research project isin line with the research themes of control of pain and anxiety orsurgical implantology or oral cancer and health services research.

Modules

The clinical component consists of the following modules:

  • Surgical Basic Sciences (Basic surgical science, preoperative and postoperative care)
  • Patient Care (Assessing patients, medical aspects of patient care and control of pain and anxiety)
  • Dental Tissues (Infections and inflammation of the teeth and jaws, removal of teeth and surgical implantology)
  • Bone: Disease and Injury (Diseases of bone and the maxillary sinus, oral and maxillofacial injuries)
  • Soft Tissues (Cysts, mucosal disease, premalignancy and malignancy)
  • Salivary Tissue, Pain and TMJ (Salivary gland disease, facial pain and disorders of the temporomandibular joint)

 

 

Oncology (MRes)

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Oncology (MRes)

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Oncology (MRes)

Overview

Canceris a major cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Approximately300,000 people develop the disease each year in the UK. Unravelling thebasis of tumorigenesis and development of new therapies is a highpriority area for investment, especially since the economic burden ofcancer is increasing.

The field of oncology encompasses awide variety of biological and physical sciences. The creation of thisMRes in Oncology draws on the wide range of expertise and researchcarried out within the University and by its partners within theManchester Cancer Research Centre, namely the Paterson Institute forCancer Research and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. This comprises aunique grouping of basic and clinical scientists, many of internationalrenown (the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise ranked the University ofManchester as having the leading cancer studies research group in theUK).

Modules

The course features the following components:

  • Research Methods course unit - 15 credits
  • Clinical Masterclass course unit - 15 credits
  • Lecture Series course unit - 15 credits
  • Tutorial course unit - 15 credits
  • Two Research placements (1 x 10 week - 30 credits; 1 x 25 week - 90 credits)

Year 1

The Research Methods course unit will consist of a series of lectures and workshops designed to cover topics relating to:

  • Critical analysis of scientific/medical research and literature
  • Information management
  • Study design
  • Basic statistical analysis
  • Ethics, fraud, plagiarism and medical and academic misconduct
  • Presentation skills
  • Scientific writing and publishing skills
 

Medical and Diagnostic Virologyv MSc/PGDip

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Medical and Diagnostic Virologyv MSc/PGDip

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Medical and Diagnostic Virologyv MSc/PGDip

Overview

ThisVirology based Masters Programme is a sister programme to the wellestablished and highly successful MSc Medical and MolecularMicrobiology. Virology is an area of microbiology that is increasinglyrecognized as a separate, though highly related, discipline, and thisprogramme offers the opportunity to gain specialist knowledge andtraining in this exciting and dynamic area. The aim of this programmeis to produce graduates with a detailed understanding of the currentissues and concepts in clinical virology, and to equip them with theacademic and practical skills necessary to make independent, informedjudgements in relation to these issues.

A particular strengthof this programme is the close association between the university andNHS/Health Protection Agency virology laboratories. The programme hasbeen designed with input from experienced clinical virologists, whoalso do a significant amount of the teaching. As these virologists workin the discipline on a day-to-day basis dealing with current clinicalissues, they are in an excellent position to pass on these skills tothe next generation of clinical and medical virologists.

Modules

The programme involves the following course units:

  • General and Molecular Virology
  • Medical and Diagnostic Virology
  • Viruses and the Host
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Clinical Virology I and II
  • Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Laboratory Management and Research Methods
  • Dissertation (MSc only)
 

Medical Sciences MRes

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Medical Sciences MRes

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Medical Sciences MRes

Overview

Itis recognised by the Research Councils, universities and employers thata gap has opened up between the skills possessed by new medicalgraduates and the skills normally expected on entry to a researchdegree or an industrial research career. The MRes in Medical Scienceshas been specifically designed to bridge this gap.

Thepurpose of the MRes is to provide a Masters-level programme that willequip students from the medical and dental sciences with the skills andknowledge they need to pursue a research-based career in academicmedicine. It focuses on medical research rather than biological scienceresearch.

Students interrupt their clinical training after Year 4 to undertake the programme.

 

 

Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science MSc

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science MSc

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Science MSc

Overview

TheMSc course in Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences bringstogether the research expertise in vision from the School of Medicine,the Faculty of Life Sciences and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.It provides students with a firm grounding in the knowledge needed topursue a higher degree and to conduct high quality research inophthalmology, optometry or vision sciences. It also gives anopportunity for vision-related professionals to advance their knowledgeof the scientific foundations of ophthalmology and vision sciences.

Thecourse is aimed at optometrists, ophthalmologists, orthoptists andnurses from the UK and overseas. It is considered suitable for:

  • Individuals who are considering undertaking a research degree in the vision sciences
  • Those interested in professional development
  • Those interested in conducting research as part of their clinical training

A more detailed overview of the course structure is provided in the course syllabus and timetable for the academic year 2009-10:

  • Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences (MSc): Syllabus (PDF, 98KB)
  • Investigative Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences (MSc): Timetable (PDF, 17KB)

The course director is Professor David Henson.

Modules

  • Optical coherence tomography measures of the retinal nerve fibre layer
  • Visual field variability with multiple and single stimulus presentations
  • Molecular analysis of autosomal recessive retinal dystrophies
  • In vivo analysis of the wettability of silicon hydrogel contact lenses
 

Immunology and Immunogenetics MSc

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Immunology and Immunogenetics MSc

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Immunology and Immunogenetics MSc

Overview

Theimmune system and how it functions properly is essential for health byproviding resistance to infection and eliminating malignancy.Increasingly, it is appreciated that malfunction of the immune systemis involved in a wide variety of disease states including autoimmunity,allergies and immunodeficiency. An exciting new development isattempting to harness the immune system as treatments for cancer.

Itis now accepted that a detailed understanding of the immune system isrequired for the design of effective vaccines and treatment of diseasesin both industrialised and developing countries. This programme aims toprovide a thorough knowledge of contemporary immunology at the cellularand molecular level and an insight into the ways in which this can helpin immunodiagnosis and the control and treatment of disease.

 

 

Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics MSc

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics MSc

DURATION : 3 YEAR

Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics MSc

Overview

Thisprogramme is designed for dental practitioners who wish to furthertheir knowledge in fixed and removable prosthodontics. This specialtycomprises the diagnosis, management and treatment of missing or wornteeth using fixed and removable prostheses, including implant-supportedor stabilised restorations.

Students will be allocated to the temporomandibular disorders clinic.

Modules

The MSc has the following three modules:

  • Specialist clinical component (90 credits)
  • Research methods and statistics (30 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Examples of dissertations submitted include:

  • An investigation to evaluate fracture resistance of fibre-reinforced crowns
  • The effect of isolating solution on the attachment and retention of candidal species on denture acrylic
  • A comparative assessment of dentists` perceptions of smile aesthetics in facial and dental views
  • The outcomes of providing dental implants to patients with risk of osteoporosis of the mandibular bone
  • Acomparison of prosthodontic treatment plan prescribing provided byVocational dental practitioners and their trainees in England

Year 1

  • Additional clinical session per week (3 ¿ hr each)
  • Additional clinical skills training during first semester
  • Technical/laboratory skills training (one session per week)
    • o A unique collaboration between the University of Manchester and MMU Centre for Dental Technology Studies
    • o (40 extra clinical sessions)

Year 2

  • Additional clinical session per week (3 ¿ hr each)
  • 3 further additional clinical sessions per week during semester one (50 extra clinical sessions)
  • Attendance at week-long multi-system implant training course
  • Technical/laboratory skills training (one session per week)

o A unique collaboration between the University of Manchester and MMU Centre for Dental Technology Studies

  • Attendance at `Post-graduate Education for the Dental Team¿ meetings

o Seminar series delivered by North West Postgraduate Deanery ¿ various national/international speakers

o (40 extra clinical sessions)

Year 3

  • Additional clinical session per week (3 ¿ hr each) (40 extra clinical sessions)
  • 3 further additional clinical sessions per week during semester one (50 extra clinical sessions)
  • Technical/laboratory skills training (one session per week)
    • A unique collaboration between the University of Manchester and MMU Centre for Dental Technology Studies
  • Association of Dental Implantology (ADI). UK Annual Meeting (2 days residential)
  • Examination preparation for membership in restorative dentistry. Royal College
 

Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics (Dental Specialties) MSc

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics (Dental Specialties) MSc

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics (Dental Specialties) MSc

Overview

This programme is designed for dental practitioners who wish to further their knowledge in fixed and removable prosthodontics.

Thisspecialty comprises the diagnosis, management and treatment of missingor worn teeth using fixed and removable prostheses, includingimplant-supported or stabilised restorations. In addition to this,students will be allocated to the temporomandibular disorders clinic.

Modules

The MSc has the following three modules:

  • Specialist clinical component (90 credits)
  • Research methods and statistics (30 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Progression and assessment

The assessment methods used are:

  • Continuous assessment (clinical component)
  • Written examination (research methods and statistics examination)
  • Practical IT test (research methods and statistics)
  • Viva voce examination (clinical component)
 

Endodontics MSc (Clin): 3-year course

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Endodontics MSc (Clin): 3-year course

DURATION : 3 YEAR

Endodontics MSc (Clin): 3-year course

Overview

Thiscourse establishes the foundation for experienced dentists to developtheir knowledge and clinical skills in endodontics, the branch ofdentistry that deals with prevention of pathology and treatment of thedental pulp and surrounding tissues.

In addition, a custom designed communication course introduces students to Health Services Culture and Governance.

Students will be given the unique opportunity to:

  • Develop their skills and interests in this subject by interacting with national and international experts
  • Observe endodontics carried out to standards of excellence
  • Promote their personal development and management skills, enabling them to workindependently as proficient clinicians with enhanced leadership skill sat the end of the course

Treatment of complexendodontic cases, which may be integral to more comprehensiverestorative treatment plans, will involve working withconsultants/specialists in other disciplines, which will facilitateeligibility to sit Membership in Restorative Dentistry, RCS Edinburgh.Students will also have the opportunity to interact with, and be taughtby, both national and international experts in their field, make visitsto specialist endodontic practices in the UK and attend recognisednational courses.

Modules

The course comprises 3 elements:

  • Research Methods Course assessed by written examination (30 credits)
  • Specialist Clinical Component assessed by written and oral examination (90 credits)
  • Research Component - Dissertation (60 credits)

The Specialist Clinical Component encompasses the following:

  • Core lectures to include:
    • Medical emergency management
    • Cross infection control
    • Radiological protection
    • Clinical governance
  • Interactive seminars related to endodontics
  • Pre-clinical skills course
  • Clinical treatment sessions in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Attend consultation clinics
  • Case reviews
  • Participation in journal clubs

Year 1

  • Research methods course
  • Preclinical skills course
  • Communications course
  • Clinical treatment and consultation sessions
  • Visits to specialist practices (1)
  • Attendance at national endodontic meetings
  • Research project

Year 2

  • Clinical treatment and consultation sessions
  • Visits to specialist practices (2)
  • Attendance at national endodontic meetings
  • Attendance at European endodontic meeting
  • Personal Development Course
  • Specialist courses (1)
  • Research project

Year 3

  • Clinical treatment and consultation sessions
  • Visits to specialist practices (3)
  • Attendance at national endodontics meetings
  • Attendance at International endodontic meeting
  • Health services course
  • Specialist courses (2)
  • Research project
 

Endodontics (Dental Specialties) MSc/ PGDip

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Endodontics (Dental Specialties) MSc/ PGDip

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Endodontics (Dental Specialties) MSc/ PGDip

Overview

Thesecourses are designed for experienced dental practitioners who wish tofurther their knowledge in endodontics, the branch of dentistry thatdeals with diseases of the tooth root, dental pulp and surroundingtissues.

Theaim of this module is to offer research training in the identification,formulation and implementation of a specific research project.

Teachingand learning methods are designed to encourage the student to takeresponsibility for their own learning and to integrate work withinformal educational activities.

Examples of dissertations submitted include:

  • The use of microcomputed tomography (Micro CT) in the assessment of obturation techniques
  • A comparative study of three periapical radiographic techniques for endodontic working length estimation
  • Microleakage of posts luted with resin based materials
  • Anin vitro evaluation of the effectiveness of different concentrations ofsodium hydrochlorite in the elimination of enterococcus faecalis
  • Apical preparation: The effect of different sizes and tapers upon the quality of the apical seal - an in vitro study

Modules

For the MSc, there are 3 components:

  • Research Methods:The aim of this component is to equip students with skills in studydesign, data collection, simple analysis and interpretation of clinicalor clinically related research projects
  • Specialist Clinical Component:The aim of this component is to give students an understanding of thescientific basis of endodontics, with particular emphasis on currenttheories relevant to the diagnosis, treatment planning and clinicalmanagement of adult patients
  • Research Component:The aims of this component are to train students in the identification,formulation and implementation of a specific research project and togive students experience of working independently. Recent projectsinclude studies related to restoration of the root filled tooth,imaging procedures, effects of irrigating solutions on root dentine andintracanal flora

For the PGDip, there are 2 components:

  • Research Methods:The aim of this component is to equip students with skills in studydesign, data collection, simple analysis and interpretation of clinicalor clinically related research projects
  • Specialist Clinical Component:The aim of this component is to give students an understanding of thescientific basis of endodontics, with particular emphasis on currenttheories relevant to the diagnosis, treatment planning and clinicalmanagement of adult patients

 

 

Biomedical and Forensic Studies in Egyptology MSc

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Biomedical and Forensic Studies in Egyptology MSc

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Biomedical and Forensic Studies in Egyptology MSc

Overview

Biomedicaland scientific studies of Egyptian human remains and artifacts aremaking a significant contribution to Egyptology, the history of disease, medicine and pharmacy, and to epidemiology. The MSc in Biomedicaland Forensic Studies in Egyptology at The University of Manchester is a unique, interdisciplinary course, set up to address the specific needfor Egyptologists and professionals in related areas to becomeconversant with the contribution that applied medical and scientifictechniques can make to research and knowledge in these fields.

Thiscourse is designed to demonstrate how scientific disciplines andtechniques can be applied to Egyptological material, and to train thecoming generations of Egyptologists and others in this exciting andgroundbreaking area of research.

Tuition and supervision isgiven by researchers on the Manchester Mummy Project. Their diversebackgrounds, in medicine, dentistry, molecular biology, earthsciences, museology and Egyptology, enable them to introduce studentsto an interdisciplinary approach and a wide range of subjects. Thiscross-disciplinary training is appreciated and valued by prospectiveemployers. Since the course started in 1995, students have pursuedsubsequent studies and careers in high calibre doctoral andpost-doctoral research, medicine, forensic science, police work,science journalism, television research and museum curatorship.

Basedin the KNH Centre in the top-rated Faculty of Life Sciences at TheUniversity of Manchester, you will be taught directly from theUniversity`s renowned Egyptology collections at The Manchester Museum.The KNH Centre has a partnership with bio-anthropologists at theNational Research Centre in Egypt, and the two institutions organiseannual workshops in Cairo which their staff and students are encouragedto attend.

 

 

Stem Cell Biology (Basic Dental Sciences) MPhil

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Stem Cell Biology (Basic Dental Sciences) MPhil

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Stem Cell Biology (Basic Dental Sciences) MPhil

Overview

Stemcell research within the School of Dentistry focuses on several areasof this exciting, and sometimes controversial, subject. The overall aimof our research is to probe the fundamental areas of pluripotency,multipotency and differentiation to allow exploitation of stem cells inclinical applications and drug testing. We are also world leaders inthe use of ES cells as a model system to study epithelial-mesenchymaltransition events, a process associated with epithelial tumour cellmetastasis.

MPhil study within the School is a verychallenging yet rewarding experience and it is important that you enjoyproblem solving and are an innovative thinker. Flexibility is allowedwithin the parameters of the study to enable the research to evolve andinstigate findings not envisaged at the outset of the work. You willwork in state-of-the-art laboratories under the supervision of expertswithin the field.

You will also experience an extensivelandscape of related research at the University of Manchester,including the Northwest Embryonic Stem Cell Centre, the UK Centre forTissue Regeneration, The Healing Foundation Centre, the MaterialSciences Centre, the Manchester Centre for Integrative Systems Biologyand the Manchester Centre of Excellence for Biopharmaceuticals.Techniques you can expect to use during your study include, but are notlimited to: stem cell culture, molecular biology, protein biochemistry,fluorescent activated cell sorting, confocal microscopy and smallmolecule design and testing.

Your project will either beoutlined by the academic supervisor offering the study or,alternatively, you may seek to work within a particular subject areawith a focused plan of research in mind. We welcome initial projectenquiries to help both you and us to determine the feasibility of thestudy area and to put you in contact with appropriate supervisors. Wewelcome applications for both basic and applied research projects andcan provide specific experience in commercial enterprise, if required.

 

 

Basic Dental Science (Molecular Genetics) MPhil

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Basic Dental Science (Molecular Genetics) MPhil

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Basic Dental Science (Molecular Genetics) MPhil

Overview

Researchwithin Molecular Genetics is very diverse but overall, it aims tounderstand the biological molecular processes involved in oral andcraniofacial development, function and disease. Areas of interestinclude identification of genes implicated in Mendelian, complex andsomatic genetic diseases affecting orofacial structures and function,functional analysis of these genes and proteins they encode,development of molecular diagnostic tests, identification of biomarkersin head and neck cancer and translation of findings into clinicalpractice.

The group collaborates with others in the DentalSchool, the Faculty and wider University, relevant clinicians inManchester and elsewhere, and has strong links with several comparablenational and international research groups.

Depending on thenature of the project, the research may be based in one of severaldifferent areas within the University or the allied Central Manchesterand Manchester Children`s University Hospitals Foundation Trust. TheUniversity and the Trust both have extensive core facilities andexpertise to permit state of art research in this area.

MPhilstudy within the School is a challenging yet rewarding experience.Flexibility is allowed within the parameters of the study to allow theresearch to evolve and instigate findings not envisaged at the outsetof the work. This is complimented by a dedicated PhD training structurewhich provides critical skills training, personal development andprogression milestones.

The MPhil project will either beoutlined by the academic supervisor offering the study or by anapplicant seeking to work within a particular research area with afocused plan of research in mind. The supervisory team will assist thePhD applicant throughout the study, ensuring academic objectives aremet and suitable training is provided in core skills fundamental to theresearch. Transferable skills training is provided by a dedicatedGraduate Training Programme offered by the Faculty of Medical and HumanSciences, which provides training in research methodology, criticalwriting skills, intellectual property, research ethics etc.

 

Basic Dental Science (Cancer Studies) MPhil

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Basic Dental Science (Cancer Studies) MPhil

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Basic Dental Science (Cancer Studies) MPhil

Overview

Researchwithin Cancer Studies aims to understand the molecular pathology ofhead and neck cancers, primarily squamous cell carcinoma but alsomalignant salivary gland tumours. A major focus of our current work isverifying at molecular and functional level, the role of candidategenes identified through high density SNP array analyses of thesetumours. At molecular level, this involves mutation-, quantitativeexpression- and promoter hypermethylation-analyses. At functionallevel, this is involves assaying phenotypic effects of modulatingexpression of the candidate genes and identifying pathways in which theproteins encoded by these genes act. Promising candidates are testedfurther for correlation of expression with clinical parameters andpotential validation as biomarkers.

MPhil study within theSchool is a challenging yet rewarding experience. Flexibility isallowed within the parameters of the study to allow the research toevolve and instigate findings not envisaged at the outset of the work.This is complimented by a dedicated training structure, which providescritical skills training, personal development and progressionmilestones.

The MPhil project will either be outlined by theacademic supervisor offering the study or, alternatively, by anapplicant seeking to work within a particular research area with afocused plan of research in mind. The supervisory team will assist theMPhil applicant throughout the study, ensuring academic objectives aremet and suitable training is provided in core skills fundamental to theresearch. Transferable skills training is provided by a dedicatedGraduate Training Programme offered by the Faculty of Medical and HumanSciences, which provides training in research methodology, criticalwriting skills, intellectual property, research ethics etc.

 

 

Pharmacy (4 Years) [MPharm]

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Pharmacy (4 Years) [MPharm]

DURATION : 4 YEAR

Pharmacy (4 Years) [MPharm]

Overview

Thefour-year MPharm programme provides a broad-based, scientifically- andclinically-strong education in pharmacy. It equips students with theskills needed to enter all areas of the profession and helps them adaptto changes that may occur during their careers. By the end of the fouryears, students are conversant with the professional aspects ofpharmacy, able to communicate effectively and able to appreciate theprofessional and social role of the pharmacist.

Pharmacistsare the country`s main experts in medicines and pharmacy is one of thefastest growing areas of healthcare. The majority of pharmacists workin hospital and community pharmacies to deliver medicines and healthadvice to patients.

Pharmacists can also be involved in thediscovery and preparation of new and improved medicines, from theirdevelopment in the lab to their distribution, usage and monitoring inthe community and hospitals, both for patient care and researchpurposes.

Moldules

Year 1

Semester 1

  • o Introduction to Medicines (chemistry of drug molecules and formulating drugs into medicines)
  • o Introductionto Pharmacy and Professionalism (organization of pharmaceuticalservices, principles of drug therapy and pharmacy visits)
  • o Core Tutorials (pastoral only)

Semester 2

  • Human Biology and Physiology (cell biology, human physiology and microbiology)
  • Integrated Health Studies (academic skills, problem solving skills, pharmaceuticalcalculations, information technology and interprofessional education)
  • Core Tutorials (pastoral only)

Year 2

Semester 3

  • Law and Dispensing (Pharmacy law, dispensing and extemporaneous formation)
  • Drug Development Process (medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutics)
  • Core Tutorials (pastoral only)

Semester 4

  • Pathology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Research Skills (statistics, literature searching, research methods and report writing)
  • Interprofessional Education - Health Promotion

Year 3

Semester 5

  • Pathology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Communication (responding to minor ailments)
  • Core Tutorials (pastoral only)

Semester 6

  • Drug Development Process (medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutics)
  • Microbiology and Chemotherapy (vaccinations, immunity, disinfectants, sterilization and chemotherapy)
  • Core Tutorials (pastoral only)

Year 4

Semester 7

  • Optional module +
  • Social Pharmacy
  • Core Tutorials (pastoral only)

Semester 8

  • Project
  • Pharmaceutical Care (prescribing, medication review, ethical decision making, patient safety)
  • Core Tutorials (pastoral only)
 

Optometry (4 Years) [MOptom]

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Optometry (4 Years) [MOptom]

DURATION : 4 YEAR

Optometry (4 Years) [MOptom]

Overview

The first twoyears of the MOptom programme are identical to those of the BScOptometry programme. At the end of the second year, if you wish toproceed to the MOptom and you have demonstrated a good academicperformance, you embark on the final two years, which will include ayear of practical experience, plus advanced project and lecturecourses. You spend one week full-time at Manchester Royal Eye Hospitalduring the vacation between the second and third years. This provides awealth of practical clinical experience in all hospital departments andsets the theoretical teaching in Ocular Disease in a practical context.On the MOptom programme, you get clinical experience in privatepractice for 6 months and at an Eye Hospital for 6 months

 

 

Neuroscience (4 Years) [MNeuroSci]

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Neuroscience (4 Years) [MNeuroSci]

DURATION : 4 YEAR

Neuroscience (4 Years) [MNeuroSci]

Overview

Neurosciencedescribes how the nervous system generates behaviour, perception,movement, thought and memory. Studies of the brain and nervous systemintegrate a broad spectrum of biological disciplines and contribute toour understanding of neural development and diseases of these systems.This four year undergraduate masters programme incorporates a longresearch project in the fourth year.

 

 

Medicine (6 years including foundation year) [MBChB]

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Medicine (6 years including foundation year) [MBChB]

DURATION : 6 YEAR

Medicine (6 years including foundation year) [MBChB]

Overview

This course is offered to both medical and dental applicants, and isspecifically designed to prepare students from diverse educationalbackgrounds for entry to the 5-year courses offered by the ManchesterMedical School and the Manchester Dental School.

Studentsentering the foundation programme are full-time students at TheUniversity of Manchester, but learning and teaching is delivered atManchester Medical School and Xaverian College.

Thecollege is a long term partner of The University of Manchester and hasan enviable reputation as a provider of innovative and effectivefoundation programmes to different faculties within the University. Thecore learning objectives include foundations of basic biomedicalsciences including chemistry, human biology and statistics. XaverianCollege delivers a carefully designed lecture programme (approved byThe University of Manchester) that is supplemented by enquiry basedlearning activities in Manchester Medical School. The combinedactivities prepare the selected students for entry to the 5-year MBChBand BDS courses. Both formative and summative assessment is used tomeasure performance. Entry to the 5-year course is automatic onsatisfactory completion of the foundation programme.

 

 

Medicine (5 years) [MBChB]

UNIVERSITY : University of Manchester

COURSE : Medicine (5 years) [MBChB]

DURATION : 5 YEAR

Medicine (5 years) [MBChB]

Overview

Themedical undergraduate programme at Manchester produces excellent wellrounded scholars, scientists, professionals and practitioners. Studentsat Manchester can meet the core requirements of junior doctors andalso, through personalised themes, create a bespoke education suited totheir areas of interest.

The curriculum is fully updated tocommence in 2011. Small group learning, using clinical cases orproblems, is one of the key learning methods with structured supportthroughout the course. There is integration of science and clinicallearning throughout all phases of the curriculum.

As studentsprogress, there is an increasing emphasis on excellence in clinicallearning, applying scientific knowledge and concepts as they are learnt.

Studentsstart with a one year transition studying the foundations of thebiological, social, behavioural and clinical sciences underpinningmedicine. This is followed by a three year intermediate phase acquiringclinical competence. The final phase integrates learning from phases Iand II to allow students to take on supervised responsibility forpatient care.

Students may enter this programme with theappropriate qualifications (see entry requirements), or if they havesuccessfully completed the Foundation Year (A104). The School aims torecruit from a broad range of the community. The outreach programmesare designed to encourage applications from able students from allbackgrounds.

 

 

Tropical and Infectious Diseases (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Liverpool

COURSE Tropical and Infectious Diseases

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Tropical and Infectious Diseases

Overview

The Tropical and Infectious Diseases MSc focuses on the diagnosis, management and control of the most prevalent diseases in developing countries.

This exciting course will provide you with new insights into working in a very challenging but rewarding area of medicine. Alumni from this course have become well established clinicians, pursued international careers (e.g. WHO and MSF) or have become leading researchers in their field.

The course (previously called the Masters in Tropical Medicine) has particular reference to high burden diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV, malaria, respiratory infections and diarrhoea.

Emphasis is also given to the development of research skills applicable to a wide range of problems in clinical and epidemiological settings and participants complete a short project overseas.

The study location depends on the nature of the project and the participant`s interest. Recent locations have included Brazil, Ethiopia, Yemen, Nepal and Nigeria, among others.

Programme aims

Through a varied training programme of formal teaching, privatestudy and research in the field, on completion of the course,students will be able to:

  • prepare, conduct, analyse and write up a research project related to a topic in tropical or infectious diseases
  • understand the management and control of these diseases
  • demonstrate a range of laboratory skills useful in diagnosis and management of infectious and parasitic diseases
  • use and evaluate tools, including epidemiology and statistics, for the identification of major medical problems in tropical settings
  • critically appraise published work.

 

 

Clinical Sciences (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Liverpool

COURSE : Clinical Sciences

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Clinical Sciences

Overview

The aim of the MRes Clinical Sciences is to provide training at Masters levelfor intercalating medical undergraduates, medical and sciencegraduates and career academics-in-training, so meeting regionaland national demands for research oriented skills in thesedisciplines.

A key element of the programme design is the development of relevant, appropriate research skills, in addition to a systematic understanding and critical awareness of the research process.

The programme prepares the student for doctoral research training and satisfies the criteria of the Research Councils for Master of Research training.

Programme objectives

The objectives of the MRes Clinical Science are to:

  • provide training in transferable skills, techniques, and knowledge appropriate to postgraduate research students at Masters level
  • develop the capacity for individual work and teamwork in an interdisciplinary research environment
  • conduct independent research through practical experience in formulating appropriate research strategies,methods, data collection and analysis via three 12-week research projects
  • develop communication skills both oral and written to enable research debate (with scientific and lay audiences) and peer reviewed journal publications
  • equip the student to take the first postgraduate steps leading to future roles in biomedical research in the clinical, industrial, and public sectors
  • prepare the student for entry into a PhD programme.

The course has a modular stucture and is delivered by lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and individual tuition for the research projects.

 

Veterinary Science MSc

UNIVERSITY : University of Liverpool

COURSE : Veterinary Science MSc

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Veterinary Science MSc

Overview

This new MSc offers a number of exciting pathwaysfounded upon the research strengths of the School of Veterinary Sciencein Infection Biology, Epidemiology, Disease Ecology, and Evolution.

This programme is currently subject to approval. For further details please visit www.liv.ac.uk/vets

Programme outline

Witha focus on innovative research-led teaching alongside training inreal-life skills, it offers strong preparation for careers in research,veterinary practice, industry and government departments. The MSc isavailable to veterinary, animal science, medical and biologicalsciences graduates and for intercalated entry for veterinary andmedical students who have completed at least three years of study. Anumber of funding opportunities are also available for this programme.

 

Medical Science MSc: Modular Programme

UNIVERSITY : University of Liverpool

COURSE : Medical Science MSc: Modular Programme

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Medical Science MSc: Modular Programme

Overview

The Medical Science MSc offers candidates the opportunity to design a programme of study to meet their own interests. It will be of interest to hospital doctors in the training grades, healthcare professionals, general practitioners and hospital consultants.

Programme outline

On this modular programme you can study:

  • Short courses (for which Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CATS) points will be awarded)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Science
  • MSc in Medical Science.

This programme comprises modules which may either be taken as individual short courses or combined for a formal award.

Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma and MSc must satisfactorily complete two research modules, which range from education to clinical specialities. The Postgraduate Certificate must be completed in three years and the Diploma and MSc programme in six years.

The Postgraduate Certificate comprises four modules, the Postgraduate Diploma includes a research project, and the MSc includes a dissertation. Each module will comprise a blend of personal contact between tutor and tutee, web-based learning and personal study for a twelve week one half-day per week semester starting in September or February. More than one module can be studied at a time (subject to availability).

 

Animal Reproduction MSc

UNIVERSITY : University of Liverpool

COURSE : Animal Reproduction MSc

DURATION : 2 YEAR

Animal Reproduction MSc

Overview

The Animal Reproduction MScis for veterinarians and science graduates who wish to pursue a careerin animal reproduction, and for veterinarians and science graduateswishing to update and develop their knowledge.

This is atwo-year part-time programme with a mixture of theory, practice andexamination that can be tailor-made to suit each candidate’s backgroundand future requirements.

Programme outline

Themajority of the programme takes place at the Leahurst campus, locatedon the Wirral, 12 miles outside Liverpool. The next programme willcommence in September 2010, to run in parallel with the timetable forthe Diploma Programme in Bovine Reproduction.

TheMasters degree programme will be partly taught and partly by research.A series of formal learning experiences will take place in blocksthroughout the two-year period. The intervening time will be devoted toseminars and a research project, the subject of which will be decidedjointly by the candidate and a supervisor.

Programme aims

This programme aims to give a comprehensive scientific and theoretical background with which participants will be able to:

  • assess and enhance their knowledge
  • be introduced to new practical and communication skills
  • develop an enthusiastic approach to reproductive problems and research
  • receive advice on appropriate future activities after the degree.

Programme structure

Duringthe first year of the programme, candidates have the opportunity toattend specialised modules chosen from the following BVSc lectures andelective periods:

  • Reproduction and cattle medicine, including practical groups on cattle techniques
  • Bovine infertility/herd health, including practical group on dairy herd health
  • Sheep medicine, including practical group on sheep flock health problems
  • Pig medicine, including practical group on pig herd health problems
  • Equine fertility, including practical group on equine stud medicine

Thesewill provide extra background for non-veterinary graduates and a usefulupdate for veterinarians. Modules will be selected depending on theinterests and expertise of each individual candidate; for example, somemay not wish to do the pig modules, or may be so experienced atpalpation per rectum in cattle that they may wish to develop otherskills.

Attendance is compulsory on format teaching blocksfrom the diploma programme in Bovine Reproduction. These blocks includelectures, demonstrations, films, tapes, practical work, discussions,field visits and directed reading. Instruction on the programme isgiven by staff of the University of Liverpool and by invitedcontributors, each a recognised international authority in aspecialised field .

The programme includes freeand general reference to all species to establish biological principlesand illustrate concepts. It is proposed that the blocks and theircontent should be similar to those of the current programme (althoughsome amendments may be made in the light of prevailing circumstances).

 

Medicine and Surgery MBChB

UNIVERSITY : University of Liverpool

COURSE : Medicine and Surgery MBChB

DURATION : 5 YEAR

Medicine and Surgery MBChB

Overview

The Cumbria and LancashireMedical and Dental Consortium, comprising the University of Liverpool,Lancaster University, the University of Central Lancashire and StMartin`s College, is offering 50 new medical student places. Studentsare based at Lancaster University for the five years of their Medicineand Surgery MBChB (A105) programme.

Students will follow the Liverpool curriculum (see details relating to A100)and will graduate with a University of Liverpool degree. The studentswill carry out all their clinical training in the University Hospitalsof Morecambe Bay and primary care centres in North Lancashire andCumbria.

Applications for Medicine and Surgery MBChBprogramme (A105) should be made to the University of Liverpool usingtheir institution code (L41) and course code A105. Selection is basedon your record of previous academic achievements, together with all theother information given in detail on your UCAS form. Evidence ofhealthcare experience/people skills (for example in the NHS or a caresetting) will be required.

For further information, please visit the Lancaster University webpage or send an email.

Further information on the Consortium is available at http://www.liv.ac.uk/clmdc/medicine.html

Please note: There are no places for overseas students on the A105 programme.

The graduate entry requirements for the Medicine and Surgery MBChBprogramme (A105) are a good 2:1 degree in Biomedical/Health Sciencesplus normally a minimum of BBB at A level including Biology andChemistry OR a good 2:1 degree in any other subject plus normally AABat A level including both Biology (A) and Chemistry (A). GCSEs inEnglish and Maths (grade A or B) are also required. Please see the section on Medicine and Surgery MBChB programme (A100) for further details about the curriculum, including immunisation requirements.

 

 

Medicine and Surgery MBChB (Graduate Entry)

UNIVERSITY : University of Liverpool

COURSE : Medicine and Surgery MBChB (Graduate Entry)

DURATION : 4 YEAR

Medicine and Surgery MBChB (Graduate Entry)

Overview

The Medicine and Surgery MBChB (A101)programme has been developed specifically for students who have already(at the time of application) obtained at least a good 2:1 degree in aBiomedical/Health Science subject plus a minimum of BBB at A level (seespecific requirements above).

GCSEs in English and Maths (grade A or B) and healthcare experience are also a prerequisite for the Medicine and Surgery MBChB.

In an extended Year One, we build on prior knowledge to fast-trackgraduates through the medical core of Years One and Two of thefive-year programme. This includes experience in clinical andcommunication skills and there is significant clinical contact.

At the end of Year One, students will undertake the same assessment as those completing Year Two of the five-year programme. There are no places for overseas students on the Graduate A101 programme.

Please see the section on Medicine and Surgery MBChB programme (A100) for further details about the curriculum, including immunisation requirements.

 

 

Medical Statistics MSc

UNIVERSITY : University of Leicester

COURSE : Medical Statistics MSc

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Medical Statistics MSc

overview

The aim is to produce graduates who can immediately work as practising medical statisticians. All necessary theory is covered but the emphasis is on understanding, applying and adapting it to real-life circumstances. You analysis ski8lls will be developed on real medical data sets, using statistical software such as Stata, SAS and WinBUGS. Through the selection of options and dissertation, students will be able to specialise in Modern Epidemiology (including Genetic Epidemiology) or Health Technology Assessment.

Course Modules

  • Fundamentals of Medical Statistics
  • Introduction to Clinical Trials and Epidemiology
  • Statistical Modelling
  • Computationally Intensive Statistical Methods
  • Advanced Statistical Modelling, including Survival Analysis and Multilevel Modelling
  • Advanced Epidemiology and Clinical Trials
  • Mini-projects in Clinical Trials and Epidemiology
  • Options: Further Topics in Medical Statistics, Genetic Epidemiology, Health Technology Assessment

Duration and mode of study

One year full-time or two to three years part-time.

Start Dates

September each year.

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in mathematics, statistics or a subject having a substantial mathematical content. Applicants with other backgrounds will be considered on an individual basis.

 

 

Pharmaceutical Analysis PgCert/PgDip/MSc

UNIVERSITY : University of Kingston

COURSE : Pharmaceutical Analysis PgCert/PgDip/MSc

DUTRATION : 1 YEAR

Pharmaceutical Analysis PgCert/PgDip/MSc

Overview

If you would like to gain a recognised qualification that willfurther your career in the pharmaceutical industry or public services,or would like to gain an excellent foundation for a further researchdegree, this course is ideal. You will gain a strong background in thetheory of analytical techniques used in pharmacy and how to apply themto complex problems in an industrially relevant context.

The MSc course provides exemption from Part A of the Mastership inChemical Analysis, which is the statutory qualification for a publicanalyst. If you are unable to commit to the full masters programme,intermediate qualifications (PgCert/PgDip) are available.

Course Content

You will gain the key skills required in the specialised area ofpharmaceutical analysis, including good measurement and scientificpractice, evaluation interpretation of data, and other professional andorganisational skills. In addition to studying core analyticaltechniques and their applications in the pharmaceutical industry, youwill also be introduced to various pharmaceutical technologies, forexample, formulations and topics such as clinical pharmacokinetics.

To put your studies into context, you will be offered a placementwithin industry where you will carry out your independent researchproject. You may be placed within a pharmaceutical company, a forensiclaboratory, analytical consultancy, hospital laboratory or researchlab. There is also scope to study and explore recent trends inpharmaceutical analysis and the latest analytical techniques.

 

Pharmaceutical Science with Management Studies PgCert/PgDip/MSc

UNIVERSITY : University of Kingston

COURSE : Pharmaceutical Science with Management Studies PgCert/PgDip/MSc

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Pharmaceutical Science with Management Studies PgCert/PgDip/MSc

Overview

If you would like to build a critical and technical knowledgerelated to the development, analysis and production of medicines, thedrug industry and regulatory affairs, but would also like to gain aknowledge of management issues, this course is ideal. You will studyselected topics in pharmaceutical analysis combined with thefundamentals of management theory within the commercial and publicsectors, setting your scientific knowledge in a vocational context.

This combination is particularly useful if you are seeking to gain amanagement position within the pharmaceutical and allied industries. Ifyou are unable to commit to the full masters programme, intermediatequalifications (PgCert/PgDip) are available.

Course Content

You will have the scope to study and explore recent trends inchemical, biological and biotechnological therapeutics and take a lookat the latest technologies used in the pharmaceutical industry. Youwill gain an understanding of the processes used in clinical trials andin the development, manufacturing and regulation of medicines. You willalso develop your computing and statistical skills.

In addition, emphasis is placed on key skills such as datacollection, communication skills, time management, organisationalskills and review and synopsis. To put your studies into context, youwill be offered a placement within industry where you will carry outyour independent research project. The management studies modules giveyou an insight into how the business world operates and will introduceyou to marketing concepts and people management skills.

 

 

Pharmaceutical Analysis with Management Studies PgCert/PgDip/MSc

UNIVERSITY : University of Kingston

COURSE : Pharmaceutical Analysis with Management Studies PgCert/PgDip/MSc

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Pharmaceutical Analysis with Management Studies PgCert/PgDip/MSc

Overview

If you would like to acquire an in-depth understanding of the theoryof analytical techniques and how to apply them to complex industrialproblems in the pharmaceutical industry, but would also like to gain aknowledge of management issues, this course is ideal. You will studyselected topics in pharmaceutical analysis combined with thefundamentals of management theory, setting your scientific knowledge ina vocational context.

This combination is particularly useful if you are seeking to gain amanagement position within the pharmaceutical and allied industries. Ifyou are unable to commit to the full masters programme, intermediatequalifications (PgCert/PgDip) are available.

Course Content

You will gain the key skills required in the specialised area ofpharmaceutical analysis, including good measurement and scientificpractice, evaluation interpretation of data and other professional andorganisational skills. In addition to studying core analyticaltechniques and their applications in the pharmaceutical industry, youwill also be introduced to various pharmaceutical technologies, forexample, formulations and topics such as clinical pharmacokinetics.

To put your studies into context, you will be offered a placementwithin industry where you will carry out your independent researchproject. The management studies modules give you an insight into howthe business world operates and will introduce you to marketingconcepts and people management skills.

 

Clinical Practice MRes

UNIVERSITY : University of Kingston

COURSE : Clinical Practice MRes

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Clinical Practice MRes

Overview

This masters course provides a focused programme of practical and academic study to prepare you for leadership and management in clinical research. The course is suitable for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals and will enable you to promote and drive change in clinical practice.

What will you study?

You will gain the knowledge and research skills necessary for your first step towards a future career in clinical research. You will learn to generate research questions; design and test data collection approaches; and interpret results within a scientific framework.

By the end of the course you will be able to participate fully in the academic community through debate and discussion; present to clinical meetings and conferences; and publish your work in relevant clinical journals.

Modules

  • Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Critical Appraisal (15 credits)
  • Statistics (15 credits)
  • Research Project Planning and Management (15 credits)
  • Applied Research in Clinical Practice (15 credits)
  • Research Project on a topic related to clinical practice (105 credits)This masters course provides a focused programme of practical andacademic study to prepare you for leadership and management in clinicalresearch. The course is suitable for nurses, midwives and allied healthprofessionals and will enable you to promote and drive change inclinical practice.
 

Biomedical Science (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Hull

COURSE : Biomedical Science

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Biomedical Science

Overview

The programme aims to upgrade the knowledge and skills of students in clinical and laboratory aspects of modern biomedical science. By the end of the course students will

  • Be familiar with the advanced skills required for both hospital pathology services and research in pharmaceutical or academic environments
  • Have a better awareness of the overlap between the various disciplines
  • Be conversant with recent developments in the field of biomedical science

Course Content

Academic staff from the Department of Biological Sciences and clinical staff from local hospitals teach this programme. Students are allocated a personal tutor and have contact with researchers working in the biomedical field.

The first and second semesters make up the taught element of the programme and add up to 120 credits, which constitute the postgraduate diploma stage. Successful completion of the 60-credit laboratory project in the third Semester leads to the award of the MSc degree.

Core modules

Semester 1

  • Research Skills and Case Studies

Semester 2

  • Advanced Regulation of Gene Expression
  • Communication Skills in the Biosciences

Semester 3

  • Research project with submission of thesis based on the equivalent of six months of original research on a chosen aspect of biomedical science

Optional modules

Semester 1 – a choice of modules from

  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Haematology
  • Cellular Pathology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Advanced Techniques
  • Applications of Genetic Manipulation

Semester 2 – a choice of modules from

  • Choice of two lecture modules from the following:
  • Health Services and their Management
  • Advanced Antimicrobial Agents
  • Applications of Biomedical Science to the Treatment of Disease: Research-Led Clinical Practice
 

Pharmaceutical science BSc (Hons) / MPharmSci

UNIVERSITY : University of Hull

COURSE : Pharmaceutical science BSc (Hons) / MPharmSci

DURATION : 3 YEAR

Pharmaceutical science BSc (Hons) / MPharmSci

Overview

Course Structure

The BSc and MPharmSci courses are identical in Years 1 and 2, allowing easy transfer between them. Each year consists of two core modules per semester – one chemistry-¬based, one biology-based – and a year¬long core module of chemical and professional skills (such as group working, using databases in science, communication skills, and support in mathematics and physics) .An optional module is available from the University-¬wide free electives.

MPharmSci students can take Year 3 as paid industrial experience. BSc and other MPharmSci students take modules covering organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, genetics, proteomics, toxicology, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, complemented by advanced laboratory classes in Semester 1 and a research project in Semester 2.Year 4 MPharmSci students follow specialist modules including Clinical Chemistry and Analysis; Drug Design and Delivery; Molecular Medicine; and Chemotherapy and Radiopharmaceuticals. They also complete a research project, which is particularly substantial for non¬-industrial students.

The foundation year involves a balanced study of chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics, providing a grounding for Year 1 of any chemistry or chemistry-based course.

 

 

Pharmacy MPharm (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Huddersfield.

COURSE : Pharmacy MPharm

DURATION : 4 YEAR

Pharmacy MPharm

overview

There has never been a more exciting time to study and enter the profession of pharmacy. Pharmacists are now more actively involved in the health care of the public and are moving further away from the traditional role of dispensing medicines. Over the four years of this undergraduate course it is our aim to transform you from a student into a professional. Not only is academic ability important, but skills,values and professional attitudes are as well. This course offers you several features unique to Huddersfield, including access to a virtual hospital and placement visits in all four years starting from the very beginning of your course. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn alongside other health care professionals.

We are working with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) towards accreditation (in common with all other providers of pharmacy degrees), and are subject to annual inspection and approval by the RPSGB.

Skills and personal development are also important to work effectively as a pharmacist and these will also be developed throughout the course.

Course Structure

Year 1

  • Human Physiology and Pathology
  • Pharmacy Practice I
  • Medical Pharmacology I
  • Molecular and Cellular Targets for Therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry I
  • Formulation and Compounding of Medicines

Year 2

  • Formulation and Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacy Practice II
  • Medical Pharmacology II
  • Nutrition and Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry II
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology I

Year 3

  • Research Project
  • Pharmacy Practice III
  • Medical Pharmacology III
  • Pharmaceutical Formulation and Drug Analysis
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology II

Year 4

  • Genetics, Health and Medicines
  • Pharmacy Practice IV
  • Advanced Pharmacological Techniques
  • Applied Therapeutics
  • Drug Development and the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Drug Discovery and Medicinal Chemistry
 

Western Medical Acupuncture MSc/PgD/PgC

UNIVERSITY : University of Hertfordshire

COURSE : Western Medical Acupuncture MSc/PgD/PgC

DURATION : 15 MONTH

Western Medical Acupuncture MSc/PgD/PgC

Overview

  • This programme offers opportunity to develop or extend expertise in established and developing areas of Western medical acupuncture.
  • You will study the physiology and pathophysiology of acupuncture and explore related research, clinical and professional issues according to your interests and professional background.
  • There is an emphasis on developing your own acupuncture practice through a variety of means and of demonstrating this in your coursework for the programme.
  • The programme leads to the award of an MSc Western Medical Acupuncture with interim awards of Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma in Western Medical Acupuncture
  • It fulfils the inter-professional learning agenda by providing professional development for a wide range of clinicians including; GPs, hospital doctors, medical students,physiotherapists, nurses, osteopaths, chiropracters, dentists and podiatrists.

Course structure

The MSc Western Medical Acupuncture offers the chance to learn with other health professionals and will beof interest to GPs, hospital doctors, nurses and other Allied Health Professionals working in related disciplines.

  • This programme is offered on a modular basis to fit in with existing commitments.
  • Modules can be studied on an individual basis. They are mainly delivered through a variety of E-learning startegies & typically require very little university attendance.
  • The programme includes compulsory, specialist & optional modules. For further details, please click here.

Example of Full Time and Part Time study routes

 

 


 

Psychiatric Practice/Mental Health Practice (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)

UNIVERSITY : University of Hertfordshire

COURSE : Psychiatric Practice/Mental Health Practice (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)

DURATION : 18 MONTH

Psychiatric Practice/Mental Health Practice (MSc, PgDip, PgCert)

Overview

  • This programme has been designed to meet the needs of health and social care professionals and medical staff with a significant interest in mental health.
  • You will have access to a range of modules specifically related to mental health interventions, psycho-pharmacology, recovery and social inclusion,specialist mental health service delivery, research and professional issues according to your interests and professional background.
  • It has an emphasis on developing skills and competence in psychiatric and mental health practice to meet continuing professional development requirements and enhance inter-professional learning and working.
  • The programme leads to the award of an MSc in Psychiatric Practice or MScin Mental Health Practice with interim awards of Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma.
  • • It fulfils the inter-professional learning agenda reflecting the varied roles and functions adopted by mental health practitioners and includes professional development for a wide range of other clinicians with a specialist interest including; GPs, GP registrars, nurse specialists and practice nurses.
  • MSc in Mental Health Practice The normal entry requirements for all students for this programme are:
  • Registration with the appropriate professional body
  • Normally a first degree in a related discipline. Applicants with evidence of equivalent professional development or academic proficiency will be considered
  • Two years full time (or equivalent) experience within a relevant field
  • Employment in, or access to, an appropriate area of mental health practice whilst enrolled on the programme
  • International students must have an IELTS rating of 6.5 or above in order to meet University English language ability requirements

The programme is subject to the University`s Principles, Policies,Regulations and Procedures for the Admission of Students to ndergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Programmes and will take account of University policy and guidelines for assessing accredited prior learning (APL) and accredited prior experiential learning (APEL).

Due to the specialist nature of this programme you will be required to discuss your programme of study with the Programme Leader prior to completing your application form so that your eligibility for a particular module can be assessed.

Course structure

The MSc in Psychiatric Practice / in Mental Health Practice offers the chance to learn with other health professionals and will be of interest to GPs, hospital doctors, nurses,Mental Health Practitioners and other Allied Health Professionals working in related disciplines.

  • This programme is offered on a modular basis to fit in with existing commitments.
  • Modules can be studied on an individual basis & typically require 5 days university attendance together with independent study.
  • It comprises of compulsory, specialist & optional modules. For further details, please click here.
  • Work placement

 

 

Dermatology Skills and Treatment MSc, PgDip, PgCert

UNIVERSITY : University of Hertfordshire

COURSE : Dermatology Skills and Treatment MSc, PgDip, PgCert

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Dermatology Skills and Treatment MSc, PgDip, PgCert

Overview

  • This programme offers opportunity to develop or extend expertise in established and rapidly developing areas of dermatology.
  • You will study dermatology theory and explore related subject matter including bio-sciences, pharmacology, psychology, research and professional issues according to your interests and professional background.
  • It has an emphasis on developing practical competencies to perform skin surgery, good diagnostic skills, appropriate and timely management of skin lesions and common chronic skin diseases.
  • The programme leads to the award of an MSc Dermatology Skills &Treatment with interim awards of Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma in Dermatology Skills & Treatment. If you are interested in our short course programme please click here.
  • It fulfils the inter-professional learning agenda by providing professional development for a wide range of clinicians including; GPs,GP registrars, FY1 / FY2 doctors, dermatology nurse specialists, nurse practitioners and practice nurses.

Course structure

The MSc Dermatology Skills &Treatment was developed in 2006 by Veronique Bataille, Julia Schofield(Consultant Dermatologists West Herts Hospital Trust) and MadeleineFlanagan and offers the chance to learn with other health professionalsand will be of interest to GPs, hospital doctors, nurses and otherAllied Health Professionals working in related disciplines.

  • This programme is offered on a modular basis to fit in with existing commitments.
  • Modulescan be studied on an individual basis & typically require 5 daysuniversity attendance together with independent study.
  • It leadsto the award of MSc Dermatology Skills & Treatment or the interimawards of Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate inDermatology Skills & Treatment.

Example of Full Time and Part Time study routes.

 

 

MSc Medicinal Chemistry

UNIVERSITY : University of Hertfordshire

COURSE : MSc Medicinal Chemistry

DURATION : 1 YEAR

MSc Medicinal Chemistry

Overview

  • State-of-the-art chemistry facilities
  • Excellent teaching

More about the course

The MSc Medicinal Chemistry has been designed for chemists who wish to enhance and extend their knowledge and skills in the application of chemical principles to medicinal and pharmaceutical problems.

The Programme has been designed for graduates in Chemistry, and closely related disciplines, with the aim of providing advanced knowledge in modern synthetic chemistry together with related areas of significance in the drug design, discovery and development process. Graduates will be able to communicate effectively with colleagues from other scientific disciplines within an industrial environment. In addition,the Programme places considerable emphasis on generic research skills such as the preparation of a research proposal followed by an extensive research project.

The MSc Medicinal Chemistry programme comprises five taught modules together with a sixth research module involving a laboratory based project:

  • Principles of Pharmaceutical Science
  • Functional Group Chemistry & Reactivity
  • Research methods
  • Medicinal Chemistry & Drug Design
  • Advanced Synthetic Chemistry
  • Research Project
 

Biomedical Sciences, MSc/PGDip

UNIVERSITY : University of Greenwich

COURSE : Biomedical Sciences, MSc/PGDip

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Biomedical Sciences, MSc/PGDip

overview

This programme provides a postgraduate qualification for individuals wishing to develop their knowledge in selected areas of biomedical science.

This programme is designed for graduates whose background is in human biology, physiology or biochemistry or in related areas. Besides providing more specific development, it can also provide opportunities for undergraduate students to progress to PhD study. Students are required to study four courses to obtain the postgraduate diploma, choosing from a selection, some of which are available online. Not all courses may be available simultaneously, and students are required to agree an appropriate study programme with the programme leader.

A project must be successfully completed in order to obtain the MSc award. This programme is not designed as a mechanism for working towards registration as a professional practitioner in biomedical science. The School offers specific training for people wishing to register please contact the programme leader for guidance and advice.

Course Content

  • Project (60 credits)

Four to eight options (120 credits) from:

  • Case Study in Biomedical Science (30 credits)
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Theraputics (30 credits)
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology (30 credits)
  • Pathophysiology of Disease*(15 credits)
  • Medical Microbiology* (15 credits)
  • Cancer Biology and Theraputics* (15 credits)
  • Immunology* (15 credits)
  • Quality Systems Management (30 credits)
  • Diagnosis of Breast Cancer (30 credits)
  • Lung Disease (30 credits)
  • Renal Disease (30 credits)
  • Analysis of Nucleic Acids (30 credits)
  • Point of Care Testing (30 credits)
  • Management of Health Care Associated Infection (30 credits)
  • Advanced Human Genetics (30 credits)
  • Implementing Advanced Quality Management (30 credits)
  • Robotics and Automation (15 credits)
  • Blood Transfusion (15 credits)

 

 

Veterinary Public Health (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Veterinary Public Health

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Veterinary Public Health

Overview

This taught programme comprises six courses and a finaldissertation. Each course comprises a one-week intensive residential course, followed by a distance education component. Residential taught courses are offered in three blocks of two, so that you are only required to be resident in Glasgow for three two-week periods during the programme. The remainder of the programme is completed by distance education. All courses and assignment work will be taught and assessed by members of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine with additional input from colleagues at Glasgow Metropolitan College.

Content

  • Human-animal interaction and animal production systems and veterinary public health
  • Microbiological, parasitic and other hazards in veterinary public health
  • Epidemiology and quantitative issues in veterinary public health
  • Meat hygiene in veterinary public health
  • The consumer: food technology and veterinary public health
  • Human and animal public health
  • Dissertation in veterinary public health (10,000 words) which will be completed as the last part of the programme.

 

 

Translational Medicine (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Translational Medicine

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Translational Medicine

Overview

This programme is aimed at students wishing to progress to PhD level and essentially forms the first year of a four-year PhD. The programme provides intensive multi disciplinary training and three 12-week research placements, leading to the MRes in Translational Medicine. You will be encouraged to choose placements beyond your undergraduate subject experience to maximise your exposure to new techniques and science.

Supervisors are drawn from the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Biomedical & Life Sciences, the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Electronics & Electrical Engineering and the Facultyof Veterinary Medicine.

Upon successful completion of the MRes, students wishing to progress to the PhD will be asked to select which area they wish to specialise in by choosing one of the three research placement projects.

Content

You are required to attend an in-depth introductory programme which will provide training in research ethics, statistics, project design,literature review and laboratory safety techniques.

You will then complete three separate projects as part of your research placements in order to define your areas of interest for future transition to PhD studies. Each project will last 12 weeks and will be directed by a different supervisor. Projects will be chosen from a list created in advance by course convenors. Each placement will be assessed in terms of bench-work and research reports.

 

Surgical Oncology (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Surgical Oncology

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Surgical Oncology

Overview

Surgical oncology is a recognised speciality in surgery in the UK.The introduction of this programme, unique in the UK, is designed toprovide an attractive and exciting learning opportunity for overseasmedical graduates. The overall aims of this programme are to provideyou with the skills, knowledge and values to enhance your practice ofsurgical oncology. It will also give you a solid base of researchmethodology that will be useful in pursuing clinical research at MD/PhDlevel.

Content

  • Major theories underlying the aetiology of cancer
  • Pathology and pathophysiology of common problems in the field of surgical oncology
  • Surgical modalities for common solid tumours
  • Role of audit, the multidisciplinary team and specialism in surgical oncology
  • Detailed and reasoned clinical management plans for the diagnosis,staging and treatment of patients with cancer, including factors whichdetermine operability
  • Plan and execute a substantial piece of original clinical research or audit with the support of a dissertation supervisor.

 

 

Reproductive & Maternal Sciences (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Reproductive & Maternal Sciences

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Reproductive & Maternal Sciences

Overview

This programme is designed for doctors who wish to specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology. It is principally aimed at international graduates. We expect that students on the programme will go on to either complete their specialist training in the UK or return home to develop their academic careers.

The programme will increase scientific experience and skills in order that you can improve your practice in whichever medical service you happen to be working. It will also enable you to progress to a further degree if you wish.

Content

There are three components to the programme.

Core course

Evidence-based medicine and research

This course provides core skills in critical review, communications,medical ethics, statistics and data handling, research methods and the principles of evidenced-based medicine, good clinical practice and clinical governance to equip you for your own medical practice and toprepare you for the following specialist courses. This course will provide you with knowledge important in performing and understanding research as well as ensuring that you have a thorough understanding of evidence-based medicine.

Specialist teaching

Reproductive science

You will learn to understand the science underpinning obstetrics and gynaecology as well as to apply this science and to use this knowledge to improve your clinical practice.

Project

Reproductive science dissertation

The research project or audit is a means of encouraging you to engage in detail with one topic or issue relevant to your specialist medical subject, to carry out an investigation into that topic or issue and to present an extended written argument. It requires you to draw on your knowledge of key concepts and theories gained from other parts of the programme, together with your knowledge of research methods and analytical techniques, in order to present a coherent, masters-level dissertation.

 

Psychological Studies (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Psychological Studies

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Psychological Studies

Overview

The purpose of this programme is to enable students, whose first degree does not provide them with the necessary qualification for a career in psychology, to build on the transferable skills they have attained in their previous undergraduate degree in a related subject and provide them with the necessary level of study in psychology which is acceptable to the British Psychological Society.

The programme is designed to provide you with a broad and critical awareness of psychological theory and practice, together with opportunities to focus on aspects of psychology with particular relevance to your own experience and interests. It is anticipated that this approach will help you develop an enquiring, problem-oriented mind with sufficient awareness of critical research and applications in psychology to enable successful pursuit of careers in psychology and related disciplines. In addition, you will have a range of generic intellectual and practical skills including initiative, self-relianceand critical ability, which are easily adaptable to the needs of thelabour market.

Content

Core courses

  • Cognitive psychology
  • Social psychology
  • Psychobiology
  • Developmental psychology
  • Individual differences
  • Conceptual and historical issues.

Two optional courses from

  • Clinical psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Advanced social/developmental psychology: language.
 

Philosophy (Metaphysics and Philosophy of Mind)

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Philosophy (Metaphysics and Philosophy of Mind)

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Philosophy (Metaphysics and Philosophy of Mind)

Overview

This programme exploits the specific research expertise of members of staff and the resources of the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience. It accommodates those wishing to build on undergraduate study of analytical philosophy so as to acquire a deeper, and more specialised, understanding of contemporary analytical treatments of core problems in metaphysics and philosophy of mind. In particular, it accommodates those wishing to prepare for doctoral research on a specific philosophical topic pertaining to one of these disciplines.

Content

You will take six taught courses and then write a dissertation under supervision.

The courses taken in the first semester are

  • Research methods (1)
  • Metaphysics (1)
  • Philosophy of mind (1).

Those taken in the second semester are

  • Research methods (2)
  • Metaphysics (2)
  • Philosophy of mind (2).

Although Research methods (1) and (2) include some general elements, mostly they are philosophy-specific.

 

Paediatric Science (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Paediatric Science

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Paediatric Science

Overview

This programme is for health professionals from overseas who wish to develop new services within their paediatric sub-specialty on returnto their home country. International-standard tertiary paediatric sub-specialties include respiratory medicine, paediatric rheumatology, paediatric surgery (day surgery), paediatric gastroenterology andnutrition, endocrinology and bone metabolism. This is the only programme of its kind in the UK.

Content

The programme structure comprises three courses.

Core course

This course provides core skills in critical review, communications,medical ethics, statistics, data handling, research methods and the principles of evidenced-based medicine, good clinical practice and clinical governance, equipping you for your own medical practice and preparing you for the following specialist courses.

Paediatric science and audit

This course is an in-depth review of a relevant area with referenceto the primary literature, observation of clinical practice and auditof a paediatric service within your sub-speciality.

Paediatric project and research

A research project or evidence-based service development plan and are lated comprehensive literature review in a topic relevant to yoursub-specialty or an evidence-based service and business plan for yoursub-specialty in your home country.

 

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Paediatric Science

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Paediatric Science

Overview

This programme is for health professionals from overseas who wishto develop new services within their paediatric sub-specialty on returnto their home country. International-standard tertiary paediatricsub-specialties include respiratory medicine, paediatric rheumatology,paediatric surgery (day surgery), paediatric gastroenterology andnutrition, endocrinology and bone metabolism.  This is the onlyprogramme of its kind in the UK.

Content

The programme structure comprises three courses.

Core course

This course provides core skills in critical review, communications,medical ethics, statistics, data handling, research methods and theprinciples of evidenced-based medicine, good clinical practice andclinical governance, equipping you for your own medical practice andpreparing you for the following specialist courses.

Paediatric science and audit

This course is an in-depth review of a relevant area with referenceto the primary literature, observation of clinical practice and auditof a paediatric service within your sub-speciality.

Paediatric project and research

A research project or evidence-based service development plan and arelated comprehensive literature review in a topic relevant to yoursub-specialty or an evidence-based service and business plan for yoursub-specialty in your home country.

 

Orthodontics (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Orthodontics

DURATION : 36 MONTH

Orthodontics

Overview

This programme will give you the opportunity to follow a successful career in orthodontics and will equip you with the knowledge and experience necessary for engaging in and contributing to current world debates about major issues in clinical and academic orthodontics.

Content

The programme has compulsory courses in accord with other similar training programmes in Orthodontics throughout the UK. A research project on a contemporary topic is undertaken during the three years.

 

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Overview

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is well recognised as a centre of excellence for research in the fields of 3D imaging,bone morphogenetic proteins (BMP), trauma and orthognathic surgery.These special interests in the surgical specialties are linked with theOral and Maxillofacial Surgical service in the city and regional hospitals in the West of Scotland.

This programme will provide you with a thorough understanding ofthe basic principles of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. You will have aunique opportunity to regularly perform minor oral surgery procedures under supervision, assist in orthognathic & trauma surgery, and take part in outpatient consultant clinics.

The clinical component of the programme has been accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow as satisfactory for sitting the final part of the MFDS examination. The research component will allow for the development of basic skills in structuring and implementing research in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Content

Core course consists of Basic Sciences, Health Sciences and Research Sciences.

Clinical component is dedicated to didactic teaching, reflective learning, clinical procedures and hands-on training in oral surgery.

Research component encourages you to carry out aconcise research project using existing facilities alongside the well established research themes in the Biotechnology and Craniofacial Sciences Research Section.

 

Molecular Medicine (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Molecular Medicine

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Molecular Medicine

Overview

This programme will provide you with an excellent grounding in thegeneric skills and in the subject-specific knowledge and skillsrequired to undertake research in the field of molecular medicine, inwhich molecular technologies are employed to address biomedical orclinical research questions.

A particular emphasis and strength of this programme is that youwill join research teams with national/international reputations, and will be challenged to develop the full range of skills required of a successful researcher. The programme may be of particular interest if you wish to gain experience in research before subsequent application to a doctoral degree programme.

In addition to acquiring subject-specific knowledge and skills(predominantly via practical experience of molecular technologies, butal so via a taught component), you will have the opportunity to acquire or develop generic research skills (including critical engagement with the literature, generating hypotheses and planning a research programme, experimental design and execution, analysis and interpretation of data, presenting and discussing data with peers,writing for publication), and transferable skills (including verbal and written communication skills, graphical presentation skills, critical appraisal, IT skills and bibliographic searching).

Content

  • short, lab-based course providing an introduction to molecular research
  • two 20-week research placements in laboratories with national/international reputations, working in two of the followingareas: cancer biology; analysis of tissues and body fluids usingproteomics; analysis of tissues using in situ hybridisation and/orimmunohisto logical methods; haematological malignancies and stem cells;and/or epigenetics
  • tutorial series: weekly two-hour sessions focusing on thedevelopment of intellectual and transferable skills (criticalappraisal, oral presentation), plus attendance at organised seminars
  • a research proposal, to allow you to integrate and extend your learning from elsewhere in the programme.

 

 

Medical Sciences (Integrative Mammalian Biology)

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Medical Sciences (Integrative Mammalian Biology)

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Medical Sciences (Integrative Mammalian Biology)

Overview

Integrative mammalian biology is the study of how the body functions at a whole animal level and is central to development of new the rapeutic approaches to human and animal diseases. The programme is mainly intended to provide a training for students who hope to enter a PhD programme in this area, but who feel that their practical research experience is inadequate. The programme will also provide an excellent training for those wishing to enter the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries.

Content

This programme will be composed of two laboratory research projects to be taken in the areas of immunology, inflammation, cardiovascular disease or neurosciences, together with two taught modules. One of these taught modules will be given by Faculty of Medicine staff with a focus on understanding experimental models of human disease. The other will be selected from a wide range of taught options in biomedical sciences offered by the Faculty of Biomedical & Life Sciences.

Compulsory courses

  • Food and nutrient requirements and nutrition through the lifecycle
  • Digestion and absorption and nutritional metabolism
  • Dietary and nutritional assessment
  • Public health nutrition and food choice
  • Clinical nutrition specialisation.

Plus clinical case studies dissertation.

 

Medical Genetics (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Medical Genetics

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Medical Genetics

Overview

This programme is one of the most successful programmes of its type in the UK. It is mainly delivered by University staff whose time is dedicated to the programme. In addition, other research scientists, NHS scientists and clinicians and patients deliver guest lectures.

The programme is designed to develop your scientific understandingof research, principles and practice in the field of medical genetics.It will prepare you for a career in research in many differentbio-molecular disciplines. Half of our graduates enter a research career and most complete PhDs.

The MSc will also prepare you for a career in health service medical genetics, either as a clinician or as a diagnostic scientist (depending on your background), and allow you to evaluate, choose and interpret appropriate genetic investigations for individuals, families and populations with genetic disorders.

For those medical graduates going on to higher specialist trainingin clinical genetics in the UK, the programme is accredited by theJoint Committee for Higher Specialist Training and will count for sixmonths of your training requirements. Other graduates have enteredcareers in industry, scientific publishing and education.

Content

  • Cytogenetics, including prenatal diagnosis, postnatal diagnosis, cancer genetics and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis
  • Molecular genetics, including molecular pathology, bioinformatics,gene therapy, prenatal and postnatal (diagnostic and pre-symptomatic)testing
  • Biochemical genetics, including first and second trimester prenatal screening and neonatal screening of populations, prenatal and postnatal diagnostic testing,
  • screening and diagnostic testing, statistical assessment of genetic tests
  • Clinical aspects of medical genetics, including single genedis orders, multi-factorial common conditions, cancer genetics,dysmorphology, pedigree analysis, risk calculation, geneticcounselling, ethical aspects of medical genetics.

 

 

Medical & Veterinary Microbiology (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Medical & Veterinary Microbiology

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Medical & Veterinary Microbiology

Overview

This programme has been designed specifically to provide the oretical background knowledge and practical skills training in the application of modern molecular techniques to the study of microbial pathogenesis.The focus is on selected pathogens that cause infections in humans and domesticated animals.

Content

The programme comprises a 12-week taught course entitled Molecular& practical aspects of bacterial pathogenicity, and two 18-weekresearch projects.

The taught component comprises:

  • 25 lectures on molecular pathogenesis of bacterial infection
  • Four laboratory classes from the above course
  • Additional lectures in veterinary bacteriology
  • 12 lectures on molecular methods plus additional laboratory classes
  • Lectures and seminars from the Honours option course: Molecular approaches to bacterial pathogenicity.
 

Human Nutrition (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Human Nutrition

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Human Nutrition

Overview

This programme aims to provide a thorough grounding in the principles and practise of human nutrition and the opportunity tofollow a successful career in nutrition. Graduates are provided withthe knowledge and experience necessary for engaging in and contributing to current debates about major issues in nutrition. For MSc students,an additional research component allows the development of valuable skills for practising and interpreting nutrition research.

Graduates are well placed for a variety of employment opportunities in the food and health industries, public health, research, health promotion, food policy, the media and relief/development work in less developed countries. There is an expanding role for high quality nutritionists in all these sectors and the programme is intended to meet this demand. The programme is based on core courses and optional specialist courses in public health nutrition, clinical nutrition or sports and exercise nutrition. Please note, this programme does not lead to State Registration in Dietetics.

Content

Compulsory core courses

  • Food and nutrient requirements and nutrition through the lifecycle
  • Digestion and absorption and nutritional metabolism
  • Dietary and nutritional assessment
  • Public health nutrition and food choice.

Specialist option, one from the following

  • Public health nutrition specialisation
  • Sports and exercise nutrition specialisation
  • Clinical nutrition specialisation.

Research dissertation, one from the following

  • Public health nutrition research dissertation
  • Sports and exercise nutrition research dissertation
  • Clinical nutrition research dissertation.
 

Forensic Toxicology (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Forensic Toxicology

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Forensic Toxicology

Overview

This programme will provide an in-depth working knowledge of the principles and practice of Forensic Toxicology as part of an intellectually stimulating and rewarding experience of learning,studying and research. A major strength is that you will be studying with in a working environment of one of the leading ISO/IEC 17025accredited forensic toxicology laboratories worldwide.

The degree will interest individuals who intend to pursue or further careers in the field of forensic toxicology including court-reporting scientists, laboratory managers, and academics. In addition, this programme will enable you to gain experience in research before subsequent application to a doctoral degree programme.

Content

Compulsory courses

  • General principles of forensic toxicology
  • Laboratory techniques in forensic toxicology
  • Advanced instrumentation course
  • Case review and interpretation course.

Plus a research project. In preparation for the Project the second semester will contain a course on research and laboratory management,the major assessment of which is the project proposal.

 

Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics

DURATION : 24 MONTH

Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics

Overview

The aim of the programme is to provide you with postgraduate clinical training in fixed and removable prosthodontics.

This will give you the opportunity to enhance and extend tour clinical practice. It will also equip you with the knowledge and experience necessary for engaging in and contributing to current world debates about major issues in clinical and academic prosthodontics.

Content

Core courses

  • Preventive prosthodontics
  • Treatment of edentulous patients
  • Treatment of patients with missing teeth
  • Intra-coronal restorations
  • Extra-coronal restorations
  • Core course in research methods and statistics
  • Research topic to be presented in a thesis.

In keeping with professional requirements, you will also be expected to attend basic life-support and fire lectures, in addition to journal clubs.

 

Clinical Radiation Physics (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Clinical Radiation Physics

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Clinical Radiation Physics

Overview

This programme is available for international applicants and aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in the theoretical and practical aspects of clinical physics. Graduates are well placed for a variety of employment opportunities in healthcare and supporting industries, including academia. The programme involves parallel lecture courses and practical placements and includes a research project designed to teach experimental design data analysis and report writing.

Content

  • Anatomy
  • Medical imaging (both physics and clinical aspects)
  • Medical equipment management
  • Medical statistics
  • Radiation protection
  • Radio pharmacy
  • Radiotherapy physics
  • Research dissertation.

The practical training incorporates placements in radiotherapy, nuclear medicine and health physics.

 

Clinical Psychology (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Clinical Psychology

DURATION : 36 MONTH

Clinical Psychology

Overview

This programme is located within the thriving Section of Psychological Medicine, which has a staff of clinical psychologists,clinical neuropsychologists, health psychologists and psychiatrists.

The programme covers a wide geographical area of the West of Scotland and includes a large urban area with a population of just under one million. Psychologists throughout this area are closely involved in the programme, including placement provision, teaching andresearch supervision. We regard clinical training as a sharedresponsibility and academic staff work closely with health servicecolleagues to ensure the best quality training is provided.

Content

The programme comprises a number of courses over three years, which provide an integrated approach to supporting students developing the core clinical, academic and research competencies of clinical psychology.

First year courses

  • • Foundations of clinical psychology
  • • Foundation clinical practice
  • • Foundation knowledge understanding and skills
  • • Service-based evaluation.

Second year courses

  • • Child/adolescent/family theory practice
  • • Learning disability theory and practice
  • • Research methods
  • • Rsearch practice I
  • • Advanced professional practice I
  • • Evidence-based practitioner.

Third year courses

  • • Advanced clinical practice
  • • Psychology and the law
  • • Research practice II
  • • Advanced professional practice II.

 

 

Clinical Pharmacology (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Clinical Pharmacology

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Clinical Pharmacology

Overview

This programme offers training that integrates basic and clinicalsciences to provide you with the ability to critically evaluate drugliterature and an appreciation of how to apply clinical pharmacologicalprinciples to the optimisation of therapeutic practice and clinicalresearch. Graduates have the knowledge and experience necessary toengage in and contribute to discussions about therapeutic issues. Theresearch component allows the development of valuable skills forpractising and interpreting drug-related research. Graduates are wellplaced for employment in academia, healthcare and the pharmaceuticalindustry.

Content

Taught courses

  • Principles of pharmacology
  • Medical statistics
  • Drug disposition
  • Pharmacogenomics and molecular medicine
  • Topics in therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutical medicine.

Plus research project and dissertation.

 

Clinical Neuropsychology (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Clinical Neuropsychology

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Clinical Neuropsychology

Overview

This programme provides academic teaching in clinical neuropsychology and is designed for qualified clinical psychologists pursuing the British Psychological Society, Division of Neuropsychology Practitioner Full Membership qualification. The MSc differs from thePgDip by addition of a research component, including specialistresearch methods teaching. The programme is taught by some of the UK`sleading clinicians and academics working in the field of neuropsychology and neurosciences.

Content

The academic programme is delivered as eight courses including:

  • Professional issues and research design.
  • Neurosciences
  • Epilepsy, seizure and sleep disorders
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Degenerative neurological disorders
  • Stroke
  • Paediatric neurological disorders.

Teaching includes sessions on theory, assessment andrehabilitation of all major forms of cognitive impairment arising fromneurological disorders.

Duration

  • MSc (Med Sci): 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
  • PgDip: 9 months full-time
 

Cardiovascular Sciences (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Cardiovascular Sciences

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Cardiovascular Sciences

Overview

This programme aims to provide science andmedicine graduates with appropriate knowledge and new skills tofacilitate future careers in academia, clinical research, public healthbodies, or commercial industrial research. The programme aims to laythe academic foundations on which some students may build in pursuingresearch at PhD level in experimental or clinical cardiovascularmedicine or related areas of bioclinical science, and medical science

Content

Compulsory courses

  • Medical statistics
  • Pharmacogenomics and molecular medicine
  • Topics in therapeutics
  • Clinical aspects of cardiovascular medicine
  • Established and novel techniques in cardiovascular research.

Plus a dissertation/project.

Critical appraisal

In addition to the taught components of the programme there will bestudent-led critical review sessions where a student will provide acritical appraisal of a scientific research paper taken from thecurrent literature.

 

 

Behavioural Sleep Medicine (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Glasgow

COURSE : Behavioural Sleep Medicine

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Behavioural Sleep Medicine

Overview

This programme is offered in association with the University of Glasgow Sleep Centre, an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research and professional trainingin sleep and its disorders. Psychologists and other health care professionals are becoming increasingly aware of the devastating impact of sleep disorders and of their negative effects on treatment,management and recovery from both medical and psychological diseases.Yet they do not have the expertise or tools to treat sleep disorders and the experts in the field are scarce.

The philosophy underpinning this programme, therefore, reflects theneed for tomorrow’s healthcare professionals to be involved in lifelong learning and to be adaptive to incorporate new findings regardingthe psychological well-being of service users. This programme meets the demands for the preparation of both specialist and special interest practitioners. You will develop skills in evidence-based practice in behavioural sleep medicine and in related audit and research (MSc only). Although the programme does not in itself confer a professional qualification to practise in BSM, you would use the skills gained to practise within professional codes, existing valid health professional registration or certification. Most teaching, training and supervision for the BSM is provided using advanced distance learning methods.

Content

This programme is delivered via distance learning. You will viewlecture material online and take part as a class in an online tutorialonce per week. You will also have regular separate online one-to-onemeetings with your own e-mentor.

Core courses

  • The nature and functions of sleep
  • Description, aetiology and classification of sleep disorders
  • BSM assessment of sleep disorders
  • Psychological treatments in behavioural sleep medicine practice
  • Evidence based practice in behavioural sleep medicine
  • Specialist populations and behavioural sleep medicine practice
  • Sleep laboratory assessment practices
  • Professional practice of behavioural sleep medicine
  • Research Portfolio (MSc only)

A two-week residential course will be run twice annually which willfocus on practical skills, supervision for the research portfolio, andadditional pastoral support. You will normally be expected to attendone residential week.

Duration

  • MSc (Med Sci): 12 months full-time
  • PgDip: 9 months full-time
  • PgCert: 5 months full-time
 

Master of Chiropractic

UNIVERSITY : University of Glamorgan

COURSE : Master of Chiropractic

DURATION : 4 YEAR

Master of Chiropractic

The Faculty of Health Sport and Science

Essential Info

Why study chiropractic at Glamorgan? The University of Glamorgan was the first university in the UK to offer an integrated undergraduate chiropractic degree programme accredited by the General Chiropractic Council.

Chiropractors focus on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of problems – and the effects of these disorders on the functioning of the nervous system and general health.

On Glamorgan’s chiropractic degree you will study and understand the human body in health and disease, be able to identify abnormalities of human structure and function, and manage them through therapy. The clinical experience you will get on this chiropractic degree is of major importance because it improves your ability, confidence and employability. For this reason, our chiropractic degree introduces aspects of clinical work from the start and carefully integrates this to reinforce your academic study. There is a gradual development in clinical expertise until you are able to work under supervision as a student clinician and provide chiropractic care at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic outpatient clinic, which is based at the University of Glamorgan.

We are the only university in the UK to offer a fully integrated undergraduate Masters chiropractic degree that is accredited by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) and the European Council on Chiropractic Education (ECCE). Our chiropractic degree also meets demanding international chiropractic educational standards and funding arrangements for chiropractic students in the EU. We were also the only chiropractic centre in the country to make a submission for the Research Assessment Exercise 2008

What You Will Study

Modules

Year One

  • Chiropractic 1
  • Behavioural Science
  • Overviewof Human Systems
  • Clinical Physiology 1
  • Clinical Anatomy 1
  • Quantitative Methods in Clinical Sciences
  • Normal Radiographic Anatomy

Year Two

  • Clinical Imaging 1
  • Physiology and Anatomy of the Nervous System
  • Clinical Physiology 2
  • Mental Health
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Pathology
  • Chiropractic 2

Level Three

  • Research Project 1
  • Clinical Imaging 2
  • Chiropractic 3
  • Clinical Neuro-orthopaedics
  • General Diagnosis and Clinical Specialities
  • Functional Management
  • Junior Clinic Level Four
  • Chiropractic Clinical Training
  • Research Project 2
  • Clinical Audit
  • Contemporary Clinical and Professional Practice
  • Evidence-Based Clinical Diagnosis and Practice

The chiropractic degree will develop a critical, analytical and evaluative approach to the principles and practice of chiropractic. You will gain investigative skills and see chiropractic in the context of all other health-related professions. Your chiropractic training means you will understand the scientific principles relevant to chiropractic, and be able to diagnose and manage a range of relevant, health-related conditions. To improve your employability, the chiropractic degree includes practical skills relevant to professional practice and effective communication skills, as well as understand the legal and business framework of the professional chiropractor.

How You Will Study

Typically, students on our chiropractic degree will spend around 20 hours each week in lectures, practicals, tutorials, laboratory or clinical work, depending on the topic.

Prospects

Possible Career Options

Graduates of this chiropractic degree will be eligible to apply for registration with the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) to practise as a chiropractor in the independent sector in the UK. There is also opportunity to apply for registration and employment in other countries worldwide.

Glamorgan’s chiropractic course boasts a very high employment uptake in the profession. Chiropractic is a growing profession in the UK and Europe that offers substantial opportunities. There are also career opportunities in education, or you could specialise in sports medicine, rehabilitation, neurology or research.

 

MA Medical History

UNIVERSITY : University of Exeter

COURSE : MA Medical History

DURATION : 12 MONTH

MA Medical History

Overview

This programme offers a multidisciplinary study of the role of modern medicine in the workplace in an international context. It integrates the history of medicine and medical practice with contemporary issues in occupational and environmental health.

The programme’s focus is on one of the core issues facing any advanced society: the health and welfare of its population, including the quality of the working life which its citizens enjoy. In recent years both academics and practitioners have become increasingly aware of the health implications and medical consequences of physical and emotional stress within the workplace. This programme offers a multidisciplinary study of the role of modern medicine in the workplace in an international context. It integrates the history of medicine and medical practice with contemporary issues in occupational and environmental health.

Programme structure

Total credits required: 180

Compulsory modules

  • Theory and Practice of History Part I (15)
  • Theory and Practice of History Part II (15)
  • Dissertation (90)

Option modules

60 credits from:

  • Fieldwork in Medical History (60)
  • Work, Health and the State: the UK Experience in International Perspective, 1830-1950 (30)
  • Medicine and the Body in Early Modern England (30)
  • Health and Medicine in Modern Britain (30)
  • Gender, Culture and Society in Early Modern England (30)
  • Fieldwork in Medical History (30)
  • Gender, Health and Working Life (30)
  • The Self and Scientific Biography: Philosophical Perspectives on the History of the Human Sciences (30)
  • Civilisation and Disease: Health, Medicine and the Environment, 1750-2000: Sources and Interpretation (30)
  • The Reproductive Sciences, 1880-1960 (30)
  • The Disenchantment of the World? Society and the Supernatural in Early Modern Europe (30)
  • Sexuality in 19th and 20th Century Britain (30)

 

UNIVERSITY : University of Exeter
COURSE : MA Medical History

DURATION : 12 MONTH
MA Medical History
Overview
This programme offers a multidisciplinary study of the role of modern medicine in the workplace in an international context. It integrates the history of medicine and medical practice with contemporary issues in occupational and environmental health.
The programme’s focus is on one of the core issues facing any advanced society: the health and welfare of its population, including the quality of the working life which its citizens enjoy. In recent years both academics and practitioners have become increasingly aware of the health implications and medical consequences of physical and emotional stress within the workplace. This programme offers a multidisciplinary study of the role of modern medicine in the workplace in an international context. It integrates the history of medicine and medical practice with contemporary issues in occupational and environmental health.
Programme structure
Total credits required: 180
Compulsory modules
•    Theory and Practice of History Part I (15)
•    Theory and Practice of History Part II (15)
•    Dissertation (90)
Option modules
60 credits from:
•    Fieldwork in Medical History (60)
•    Work, Health and the State: the UK Experience in International Perspective, 1830-1950 (30)
•    Medicine and the Body in Early Modern England (30)
•    Health and Medicine in Modern Britain (30)
•    Gender, Culture and Society in Early Modern England (30)
•    Fieldwork in Medical History (30)
•    Gender, Health and Working Life (30)
•    The Self and Scientific Biography: Philosophical Perspectives on the History of the Human Sciences (30)
•    Civilisation and Disease: Health, Medicine and the Environment, 1750-2000: Sources and Interpretation (30)
•    The Reproductive Sciences, 1880-1960 (30)
•    The Disenchantment of the World? Society and the Supernatural in Early Modern Europe (30)
•    Sexuality in 19th and 20th Century Britain (30)

 

MSC Molecular Medicine

UNIVERSITY : University of Essex

COURSE : MSC Molecular Medicine

DURATION : 12 MONTH

MSC Molecular Medicine

Overview

The MSc in Molecular Medicine provides broad, theoretical and practicaltraining, using up-to-date techniques in molecular biology as applied to human disease. It explores how the practice of medicine has been revolutionised by the recent advanced in molecular and cellular biology, in areas such as cancer, virology and diseases of the immune system.

Modules and Options

Thelists of modules below represent the range of options available foreach year of study. This may not be a complete list of the options youwill study, and may be subject to change, so please contact thedepartment for further details.

Stage 1 Modules

  • Compulsory: POST-GENOMIC TECHNOLOGIES AND BIOINFORMATICS
  • Core: GENE AND PROTEIN TECHNOLOGY
  • Core: MOLECULAR MEDICINE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • Core: RESEARCH PROJECT: MSC MOLECULAR MEDICINE
  • Core: SEMINARS IN MOLECULAR MEDICINE
  • CANCER BIOLOGY
  • HUMAN GENETICS
  • MOLECULAR AND DEVELOPMENTAL IMMUNOLOGY
  • MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF DISEASE AND MOLECULAR MEDICINE
  • SPECTROSCOPIC INVESTIGATIONS OF DISEASE

 

 

Gender Sexualities and Ethnic Studies (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of East London

COURSE : Gender Sexualities and Ethnic Studies

DURATION

Gender Sexualities and Ethnic Studies

Overview

The MA in Gender, Sexualities and Ethnic Studies in UEL aims to help students to develop a theoretical and empirical understanding of the diverse ways in which gender, sexualities and ethnic divisions are structured and interrelated. It acquaints students with key theoretical debates in this area as well as enable students to explore the ways these intersections occur in specific locations and case studies.

The MA in Gender, Sexualities and Ethnic Studies at UEL is a unique p/g programme in the UK and would serve particular needs of both national and international students.

Nationally it will prepare and train students to work in the new directions in which anti-discrimination and equal opportunities work is developing. There is a growing concern with the interface and intersection of different social divisions. The government intends to abolish specialist modules that care for specific discriminations [eg the Women’s Equality Module; the Commission for Racial Equality] and replace these with a comprehensive Equality Module. The graduates of such a programme would have a unique advantage for work in this developing field and to affect its development.

Internationally, with the recent wave of ethnic, national and religious conflicts all over the world, ethnic and national processes have become of crucial importance and many international agencies and NGOs have developed to work in this area. Analyzing these global and local developments and their specific effects on women and men who are positioned differently in the society is the unique focus of this postgraduate programme.

 

 

MSC / Clinical and Community Psychology

UNIVERSITY : University of East London

COURSE : MSC / Clinical and Community Psychology

DURATION

Overview

The programmes provide high quality and up-to-date training in theory, practice and research in clinical and community psychology. All teaching is informed by the distinct UEL DClinPsy perspective: where psychological processes are understood in direct relation to social and cultural contexts, diversity and inequalities. The programmes provide training with the same strong emphasis on the historical and current social, political and cultural issues that affect clinical and community psychology provision.

The programmes are situated in our School of Psychology, a large and well-established scholarly community, with a strong record for delivering high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, research and consultancy. Students will benefit from excellent teaching and research facilities located in a purpose-built block (a major refurbishment of which was completed in 2008) with new experimental facilities, dedicated research laboratories (virtual reality technology, eye-tracking equipment and EEG suite) new teaching accommodation, and a well-stocked library of test equipment.

 

 

MSc / Advanced Practice for Health Professions

UNIVERSITY : University of East London

COURSE : MSc / Advanced Practice for Health Professions

DURATION :

MSc / Advanced Practice for Health Professions

Overview

This programme offers clinical staff practising in a range of disciplines the opportunity to construct an educational programme designed to meet their personal and professional needs. The programme is designed to give clinicians the opportunity to explore and evaluate the evidence base for their practice enabling them to develop more effective and innovative approaches to practice.

Modules offered cover a range of clinical specialities including:-

  • Ergonomics
  • Long term conditions
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Paediatrics
  • Sports injuries and rehabilitation

Other modules are aimed at developing the clinical leadership skills required in advanced practitioners.

 

MSC / Project Management

UNIVERSITY : University of East London

COURSE : MSC / Project Management

DURATION :

MSC / Project Management

Overview

The MSc, PGDip and PGCert in Project Management is a generalist academic programme which aims to develop a deeper understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects to project management, and to develop the essential skills and competencies necessary to plan, monitor, control and deliver successful projects. The programme is focused on career preparation and relevant pre-experience providing a theoretical approach, but with an emphasis on putting theory into practice.

This award has a particular emphasis on business project environments that bring together resources, skills, technology and ideas to deliver business benefits or achieve business objectives, operating within the multiple project constraints of scope, budget, time and quality requirements. There are a large number of project workers and managers both regionally and nationally for whom this programme will be both beneficial and attractive.

The programme is designed for students who have a first degree in any discipline seeking to develop a career in a project-based role or environment. It provides the requisite knowledge base, organisational and analytical skills for those wishing to pursue a career as a Project/Programme Manager, Project Support Officer, Project Administrator or Project Worker. It is also designed to enhance the necessary applied research skills of those desiring to pursue advanced research study.

 

MSc Applied Psychology

UNIVERSITY : University of East London

COURSE : MSc Applied Psychology

DUDRATION :

MSc Applied Psychology

Overview

Students gain a thorough ground in research methods and professional skills in the two core modules, that taken together, include the dissertation: The introduction of the dissertation is contained in the first of the two core modules and the data collection and analyse in the second. In this way we ensure that students make good progress in their dissertations facilitating timely completion of the course.

All other modules are options and students must make a series of choices in which they are actively supported to create a timely and integrated programme of study. This will normally be undertaken at the start of the course. Timing and timetabling may constrain choice and though generally speaking all options run every year, the fact that an option is published does not guarantee it will be available.

The rationale behind the programme is to allow students to create a programme of study that will meet their particular needs and gain access to knowledge and expertise that is congruent with these needs and the needs of their communities and employers. In this way student employability and effectiveness will be maximised. Sub-disciplines of applied psychology that are available to students include Occupational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Health Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Positive Psychology and Guidance.

 

MA Psychoanalytic Studies

UNIVERSITY : University of East London

COURSE : MA Psychoanalytic Studies

DURATION :

MA Psychoanalytic Studies

Overview:

The programme aims to deepen and contextualise students’ existing knowledge and understanding of the theory of psychoanalysis, by examining theory of processes in depth, how these processes can be seen to be at work in culture and cultural artefacts, and by further clarification in the experiential task of observation.

  • An integration of theory, experience and applied knowledge in the area of psychoanalysis
  • An observation task which integrates understanding through learning by experience
  • An enhancement of understanding in this field which will help students if they are wishing to change career and find an appropriate career route.

 

 

Physiotherapy - Accelerated Route (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Cumbria

COURSE : Physiotherapy - Accelerated Route

DURATION : 2 YEAR

Physiotherapy - Accelerated Route

Overview

The programme gives you the knowledge and skills you need to practiseas a physiotherapist and prepares you for registration with the HealthProfessions Council. Academic study will be at masters level, and thisaccelerated programme helps you achieve the qualification in two years,rather than the traditional three years.

The course is underpinned by research,with a strong focus on evidence-based practice and interprofessionalworking. As a graduate you will use your existing academic skills tostudy patient management in the core areas of physiotherapy practice,cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal and neurology. A blended-learningapproach develops your problem-solving and clinical-reasoning skills toa high level and encourages critique of current practice. The courseincludes five practice placements which cover the recommended 1,000hours of supervised clinical practice. Placements will be arranged in avariety of health and social care settings across north west England,southern Scotland and the Isle of Man. Academic study and clinicalpractice are fully integrated throughout the two years, with mostmodules containing theory and practical elements as well as stronglinks to clinical practice. The programme concludes with amasters-level research project and dissertation, giving you theopportunity to study a selected area of physiotherapy practice indepth.

Study Pattern

Your learning opportunities include face-to-face contact with academictutors, practical workshops, eLearning, discussions, group work andpractice placements in a variety of settings.

 

 

Diabetes Management MSc / PgD/PgC

UNIVERSITY : University of Chester

COURSE : Diabetes Management MSc / PgD/PgC

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Diabetes Management MSc / PgD/PgC

Overview

This postgraduate programme is designed to develop the skills set and knowledge base necessary for health professionals responsible for managing diabetes programmes, whether that is preventative work focusing on the contributing factors, managing long-term conditions or working with co-morbidities.

There are currently over 2.3 million people with diabetes in the UK and there are up to another 750,000 people with diabetes who have the condition and don`t know it (Diabetes UK). Diabetes is rapidly developing in the international context as a major health problem which results in a challenge for healthcare systems. The associated cardiovascular disease and related health problems all contribute to a global epidemic that has huge impact for the patient, health provision, health care providers and resources.

Programme Structure

Topics covered include:

  • Nature and types of diabetes
  • Aetiology of diabetes (including genetics)
  • Physiology of glucose balance and pathophysiology of diabetes
  • Diagnosis and monitoring of diabetes
  • Physical activity, weight management and diabetes
  • Clinical management of diabetes
  • Nutrition and health
  • Nutritional management in diabetes across the lifespan
  • Education and counselling
  • Diet and lifestyle modification across the lifespan
  • Pharmacological medicine
  • Management of adolescents with diabetes
  • Diabetes in pregnancy
  • Obesity and eating disorders in diabetes
  • Complications and their management
  • Diabetes and reproduction
  • Organisation and delivery of the health care services
  • Awareness of current scientific diabetes research
 

Pharmacy (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Central Lancashire

COURSE : Pharmacy

DURATION : 1 year

Overview

Pharmacists are the experts in drugs and medicines. As a pharmacy student you will learn about aspects of medicine development and use, from how medicines are formulated to how they work on the body to treat various diseases. The pharmacy practice component of the course at UCLan will also enable you to apply your knowledge in real-life situations. Importantly, during the course you will gain experience of different pharmacy environments when you participate in a range of practice placements. Training to become a pharmacist involves undertaking a 4 year MPharm degree, followed by a preregistration training year (6 months of which should be patient-centred), at the end of which you will be ready to take an examination to register as a pharmacist with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain accredits all MPharm courses on a regular basis and we are working towards accreditation with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.

Course Content

Year 1

  • Introduction to Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Practice 1
  • Foundation Mathematics and Chemistry
  • Dosage Forms 1
  • Physiological, Cellular and Biochemical
  • Basis of Pharmacology
  • Systems Pharmacology 1

Year 2

  • Pharmacy Practice 2
  • Medicines Management
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Dosage Forms 2
  • Systems Pharmacology 2
  • Systems Pharmacology 3

Year 3

  • Biopharmaceutics
  • Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
  • Therapeutics and Prescribing
  • Microbiological and Immunological Bases of Disease
  • Research Project (Double Module)

Year 4

  • Current Topics in Pharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Care (Double Module)
  • Advanced Drug Delivery
  • Drug Development
  • Cancer Management and Therapy

 

 

Medical and Radiation Physics MSc

UNIVERSITY : University of Birmingham

COURSE : Medical and Radiation Physics MSc

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Medical and Radiation Physics MSc

Overview

This programme is accredited as part of the training scheme for NHShospital physicists. It provides an excellent grounding in medicalphysics with emphasis on radiation physics and its applications indiagnostic radiology, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine.

A taught element from September to May is followed by a 14-week project.

 

 

Clinical Oncology MSc/Diploma

UNIVERSITY : University of Birmingham

COURSE : Clinical Oncology MSc/Diploma

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Clinical Oncology MSc/Diploma

Overview

This is a programme for health care professionals from diverse backgrounds who wish to expand their knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of oncology.

You can opt for a Postgraduate Diploma on completion of the core modules and 40 credits of optional modules, or an MSc on successful completion of the taught programme and an independently researched dissertation.

Course content

The programme comprises core modules in:

  • Cellular and Molecular Biology of Cancer
  • Pathology of Cancer
  • Cancer Therapy and Management
  • Epidemiology of Cancer
  • Clinical Trials

In addition, you choose from a range of optional modules that includes:

  • Caring for Cancer Patients
  • Haemato-oncology
  • Methodological Basis of HTA
  • Paediatric Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Palliative Care of Cancer Patients
  • Translational Research
  • Radiation Physics
  • Radiation Biology
 

Clinical Primary and Community Care MSc

UNIVERSITY : University of Birmingham

COURSE : Clinical Primary and Community Care MSc

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Clinical Primary and Community Care MSc

Overview

This programme is suitable for doctors, nurses and any other health care professionals aiming to acquire specialised skills and qualifications in primary and community care; for example covering all dimensions required in line with the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework or accreditation for GP/PwSI.

The programme is aimed at providing you, a health care professional, with skills and academic requirements for specialist clinical practice within the community as well as research skills and health service evaluation.

The programme is unique in that it combines both academic and clinical aspects of community and primary care and, as such, would provide a clinically applicable higher level of academic achievement. The clinical modules will offer academic and professional accreditation with bodies such as the British Cardiac Society (as required for GP/PwSI accreditation).

 

Clinical Neuropsychiatry MSc/Diploma/Certificate

UNIVERSITY : University of Birmingham

COURSE : Clinical Neuropsychiatry MSc/Diploma/Certificate

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Clinical Neuropsychiatry MSc/Diploma/Certificate

Overview

This is an interdisciplinary programme for experienced professionalsworking with people with neuropsychiatric disorders associated withneurodegeneration, brain injury, and other neurological illness. Itprovides students with:

  • The ability to investigate and treat neuropsychiatric disorders
  • The ability to appraise research in neuropsychiatry critically
  • Knowledge of philosophical, legal, ethical and policy related issues in neuropsychiatry

In the first year, part time students attend for oneafternoon per week for the first ten weeks and then two three-dayblocks followed by one afternoon per week in the last ten weeks. In thesecond year there are four three-day blocks and one afternoon per weekin the final ten weeks. Full -time students attend all of the sessionsin one year.

 

Graduate Entry Medical Course MBChB

UNIVERSITY : University of Birmingham

COURSE : Graduate Entry Medical Course MBChB

DURATION : 4 YEAR

Graduate Entry Medical Course MBChB

Overview

In addition to our five-year Medicine and Surgery MBChB programme, we have this four-year MBChB for graduates with a first degree in a life science. Our intake is approximately 40 students each year. You are taught separately from the principal (five-year) course students in your first year, but join the principal Year 3 cohort in your second year, with some additional separately taught components.

 

 

Molecular Science for Medicine (Master)

UNIVERSITY : University of Bangor

COURSE : Molecular Science for Medicine

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Molecular Science for Medicine

Overview

The taught element encompasses both subject specific and transferable skills modules chosen to encompass such areas as: modern analytical techniques for chemistry, computational techniques (including the use of databases), molecular and cell biology of diseases, biomarkers of autoimmunity, critical evaluation of scientific literature, writing and presentational skills.

The research element will require students to undertake a cutting-edge research project under direct supervision, which will be examined for either a Diploma or a Masters degree; successful Diploma candidates will generally be allowed to proceed to the MSc project thesis module.

The purpose of this course is to provide graduates or suitably qualified health professionals with training in the background skills of cell biology and chemistry required for modern day medical sciences.

Course structure

The taught element encompasses both subject specific and transferable skills modules chosen to encompass such areas as: modern analytical techniques for chemistry, computational techniques (including the use of databases), molecular and cell biology of diseases, biomarkers of autoimmunity, critical evaluation of scientific literature, writing and presentational skills.

The research element will require students to undertake a cutting-edge research project under direct supervision, which will be examined for either a Diploma or a Masters degree; successful Diploma candidates will generally be allowed to proceed to the MSc project thesis module.

The purpose of this course is to provide graduates or suitably qualified health professionals with training in the background skills of cell biology and chemistry required for modern day medical sciences.

What sort of research projects can I do within this degree?

  • Research into biomarkers for disease
  • Understanding DNA replication and DNA repair factors
  • Cancer Biology
  • Molecular causes of Autism
  • Studying structure/function relationships in clinically important metalloproteins
  • Utilise state-of-the-art computer visualisation facilities to model biological reactions

Possible destinations for students include:

  • Medical and Translational Research
  • Pharmaceutical Research and Development
  • Postgraduate study in Medical or Chemical related sciences (PhD)
  • Teaching

Modules

  • An MSc degree/postgraduate diploma consisting of both a taught element and a substantial research project
  • Modern analytical, cellular and molecular techniques, molecular origins of diseases and biomarkers of autoimmune disease
  • An extended research project supervised by world-renowned experts
  • Translational research skills for medically related research and employment
  • Laboratory health and safety
 

Medical Sciences (MRes/PgCert)

UNIVERSITY : University of Bangor

COURSE : Medical Sciences (MRes/PgCert)

DURATION : 1 YEAR / 30 Weeks full time

Medical Sciences (MRes/PgCert)

Overview

The MRes programme will provide a dedicated route for high caliber students who (may have a specific research aim in mind and) are ready to carry out independent research leading to PhD level study. Alternatively it would be appropriate for students who are seeking a stand-alone research based qualification suitable for a career in research with transferable skills for graduate employment. This programme doesn`t commence until September 2012 so applications can only be accepted from students who wish to start in that year.

Modules

Research and Development in Medical Science

The requisite skills necessary for medical research needed by the clinician involves not only core research skills, but the ability to organise and plan research, secure funding in a competitive arena, acquire ethical approval from the NHS to conduct studies, and present the findings of that research to a wider audience. These skills will be particularly aimed at those practicing within the clinical setting, and from medical educators with practical experience in this area. Students will be expected to already have a basic understanding of the various approaches employed in medical research, such as the ability to critically evaluate current research, and the importance of experimental design in clinical research. The module will seek to ensure that participants will have the skills and knowledge necessary for every stage of a research project, in the planning, application, and presentation of research.

Ethics, Medicine & Law

The rapid advancement in medical treatments and science is often a challenge to the legal and ethical codes and guidelines for medical practice and the governing bodies regulating public health. As a result, such research is increasingly becoming an important issue, attracting considerable media and public interest. It is therefore of increasing value for clinicians and medical professionals at the forefront of medical development to be able to understand and grasp the issues affecting medical ethics, and is also an important part in forming good clinical practice and research skills. These skills also compliment sound decision-making, communication, and effectiveness.

The aim of the Module is to examine and discuss topic-specific areas over the course of the module where the interface between the law and medical practice is of importance. This will draw together the different aspects of ethics, medicine, and law, including basic ethical principles and key legal concepts relating to, among others, personhood, autonomy, human rights, sanctity of life, and quality of life. Once the key concepts have been explained thoroughly, discussions on difficult cases will assess the courses of action to take, and the consequences of such action. Over the course of these discussions, it should be apparent how medical practitioners are required to make complex decisions in balancing various ethical, legal, and medical considerations on determining patient treatment.

Evidence based healthcare in practice

There has been increasing awareness over the last three decades of the need for clinicians to make healthcare decisions based on concrete evidence. In fact, following the adoption of clinical governance framework by the NHS this has become a fundamental cornerstone of good clinical practice within the UK national health service. The aim of this module is aimed at healthcare professionals who wish to adopt and practice the principles of evidence based care in their clinical practice. By utilising real-life scenarios this module will introduce participants to the steps of formulating research questions, searching for an appraising best research evidence and also familiarise them with basic statistical issues in the planning and analysis of research: data distribution, p value, confidence interval, odds ratio, relative risk, numbers needed to treat, sample size estimation, Type 1 and type 2 error, common hypothesis tests, etc. The aim of the module will be to provide professionals with a deep understanding of the principles of evidence based practice and provide them with resources so that they can continue to develop their own interests through continuous and independent study.

 

Pharmacy MPharm (Master)

UNIVERSITY : The University of Nottingham

COURSE : Pharmacy MPharm

DURATION : 4 YEAR

Pharmacy MPharm

Overview

Theoverall aim of the course is to produce excellent pharmacists byequipping students with knowledge and technical ability, developingpersonal and professional skills and nurturing an ethical and caringoutlook, all of which are necessary for this important profession. Thecourse provides a breadth of education in pharmaceutical discovery,development and usage, and will educate you to become a competentpharmaceutical scientist of high professional standing.

Part of the course is integrated with other healthcare professionals, including medical and nursing students. It istaught by staff who undertake nationally and internationally recognisedresearch, and can reflect this scientific approach in their teaching.The course develops a range of transferable skills and the ability towork to the highest professional and ethical standards, based on apatient-centred approach.

Much of the first two years of the course involve fostering thebasic skills and knowledge which will be applied and further developedduring the later years. A unique feature of our course is theinter-professional teaching during years one and two.

Much ofthe physiology and pharmacology teaching is integrated with that ofmedical students. In the third and fourth years, the course has greateremphasis on clinical and professional issues, and there is theopportunity in the final year to undertake some research. This is donein the form of a research project in which students select a topic andwork under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

Course content

Year one

You will concentrate on the fundamentals of themain areas of the course which are Chemistry, Pharmaceutics,Microbiology and Pharmacology. You will also begin to visit communityand hospital pharmacies.

Year two

You consolidate the main areas of pharmacy and start to explore some of the wider professional and sociological issues.

Year three

You will begin to develop clinical skills to a much greater extent.The style of teaching incorporates more problem-based learning.

Year four

Some specialisation is developed in the finalyear with optional modules and a research project, which may beundertaken outside the School.

Study abroad at the Malaysia Campus

The School alsodelivers the MPharm at the University`s campus in Malaysia. Students at Nottingham will have the unique opportunity to apply to spend all orpart of their second year studying in Malaysia. The self-containedMalaysia Campus is on a beautiful 101 acre site in Semenyih, close toKuala Lumpur. For more details about the course at Malaysia visit the Malaysia Campus website.Please contact the School in Nottingham for further details about thisexciting study abroad opportunity. There may also be the opportunity toundertake your final year project at an overseas institution.

By the end of the course

You will have the scientific,clinical and professional knowledge and skills appropriate to practiseas a pharmacist. Throughout the course you will have developed a rangeof transferable skills and the ability to work to the highestprofessional and ethical standards, based on a patient-centredapproach. You will also have developed a range of skills that you willbe able to use for future research.

 

 

Pharmacy (with Preliminary Year) MPharm

UNIVERSITY : The University of Nottingham

COURSE : Pharmacy (with Preliminary Year) MPharm

DURATION : 4 YEAR

Pharmacy (with Preliminary Year) MPharm

Overview

This course has been designed for able students whodo not have the required science subjects for direct entry to Year 1 ofthe MPharm but have high academic achievement in non-science orvocational subjects.

Course content

Year one

In the preliminary year, thebasic science subjects of chemistry and biology are taught inintegrated modules that illustrate how these key areas interlink. Youwill learn key chemical and biological concepts which will form thebuilding blocks for further study on the School`s MPharm programme. Youwill also develop an understanding of pharmacy as a career through aprofession-specific module taught at the School of Pharmacy.

By the end of the course

Successful completion of the preliminary year guarantees progression onto the first year of the MPharm degree provided you have passed at the appropriate level.

Year 1

Code

Title

Credits

Semester

D10CSB

Biology: Cell Structure and Biochemistry

30 credits

Full Year

D10IBS

Biology: An Introduction to Body Systems

15 credits

Full Year

D10HDS

Biology: Health and Disease

15 credits

Full Year

D10ASB

Chemistry: Atomic Structure and Bonding

15 credits

Full Year

D10CRS

Chemistry: Compounds and Reactions

15 credits

Full Year

B30A01

An Introduction to Pharmacy as a Profession

10 credits

Full Year

Year 2

No compulsory modules for this year are listed in our database.

Please see Optional Modules or contact the School/Department for more information.

Year 3

No compulsory modules for this year are listed in our database.

Please see Optional Modules or contact the School/Department for more information.

Year 4

No compulsory modules for this year are listed in our database.

Please see Optional Modules or contact the School/Department for more information.

Year 5

No compulsory modules for this year are listed in our database.

Please see Optional Modules or contact the School/Department for more information.

Optional modules

Some of the optional modules listed below may only be chosen during a specific year of the course. Further restrictions on the selection of modules may also apply, for example you may be restricted to selecting one optional module from a specified group of optional modules.

 

Medicinal and Biological Chemistry with an assessed year in industry MSci Hons

UNIVERSITY : The University of Nottingham

COURSE : Medicinal and Biological Chemistry with an assessed year in industry MSci Hons

DURATION : 4 YEAR

Medicinal and Biological Chemistry with an assessed year in industry MSci Hons

overview

This course is built around a central core of chemistry modules integrated with fundamental topics in biochemistry, pharmacy and pharmacology, leading to an understanding of human disease and its treatment. It offers high quality training in the principles and practice of synthetic and analytical chemistry, together with an appreciation of topics at the forefront of medicinal chemistry research. For the MSci with an assessed year in industry, students spend the third year as a paid employee of an industrial firm, undertaking research and core modules by distance learning.

Course content

Year one

In the first year you will follow introductory courses in chemistry, physiology and pharmacology, biochemistry and microbiology, including practical training.

Year two

You will cover topics in physical, inorganic and organic chemistry in more depth, as well as complementary courses in spectroscopy, biological chemistry, physiology and pharmacology including a case study on the development of a recent drug.

Year three

The third year is then spent conducting research in the laboratories of a major chemical or pharmaceutical company such as AstraZeneca, Celltech, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Organon, Pfizer or Syngenta located either in the UK or mainland Europe. Contact is maintained with the University through participation in distance learning modules and meetings with University based tutors.

Year four

In the fourth year MSci students join a research group to work on a major research project. You also study advanced modules in chemical biology, drug delivery, nutrition, biophysical methods and how to become a scientific entrepreneur.

By the end of the course

You will be well qualified for a career in the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and biotechnology industry, or for a postgraduate higher research or vocational degree. Graduates of CF71 will have developed their research skills to an advanced level, made important industry contacts, and will be able to offer employers evidence of extensive work experience.

 

 

Graduate Entry Medicine (BMBS)

UNIVERSITY : The University of Nottingham

COURSE : Graduate Entry Medicine (BMBS)

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Graduate Entry Medicine (BMBS)

Overview

Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) is a four-year, fast-track programmedesigned to broaden access to medical careers and attract graduates (91each year) from a wide range of professional and educationalbackgrounds.

Successful GEM students will graduate with degrees of Bachelor ofMedicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) from the University of Nottingham.

  • The programme is in two parts: An 18-month Problem-Based Learning(PBL) Course, covering the basic and clinical sciences required for acareer in medicine, early clinical experience, basic clinical skillsand professional development. This takes place at the new,purpose-built medical school on the site of the Derby City GeneralHospital.
  • 30 months of clinical training attachments (Clinical Phases 1, 2& 3) in healthcare facilities throughout the Southern Derbyshireand mid-Trent region. GEM students merge with students on the five-yearundergraduate medical programme for this part of the course.

Course Content

As a graduate, this course aims to give you a fast-track route into medicine.

It is split into three main components:

  • A Foundation Phase examining the human body and the underlying biological and clinical science, psychological, social and professional issues related to medicine. Included is early clinical experience, training in basic clinical skills and personal and professional development. The Foundation Phase uses problem-based learning (PBL) as its approach, supported by a range of taught sessions including lectures and workshops.
  • The 30 month full-time clinical course commences immediately after the end of the 18 month Foundation Phase, giving you a core knowledge of the basic aspects of medicine and surgery. There are three distinct phases of clinical training:

- Clinical Phase 1

17 week course following completion of the foundation programme covering medicine, surgery, therapeutics and primary-secondary care interface.

- Clinical Phase 2

11 month phase starts at the end of the GEM second year and comprises four 10-week integrated rotations in child health, obstetrics & gynaecology, psychiatry, healthcare of the elderly, dermatology, ophthalmology and otorhinolaryngology.

- Clinical Phase 3

In your final year, you will undertake an Advanced Clinical Experience Course. During this time you will rotate through four 9-week attachments, Medicine; Surgery; Musculoskeletal Disorders and Disability; General Practice and Special Study Module. This is followed by a 9-week elective period and a 4-week Preparation for Foundation 1.

 

 

Translational Neuroimaging Masters (MSc)

UNIVERSITY : The University of Nottingham

COURSE : Translational Neuroimaging Masters (MSc)

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Translational Neuroimaging Masters (MSc)

Overview

This course is suited for clinicians and research radiographers with aninterest in understanding a range of neuroimaging methods and basicneuroscience as well as for scientists with an interest intranslational research and clinical neuroscience. Thisinterdisciplinary course offers an introduction to standard andadvanced neuroimaging methods and its biomedical applications as wellas an overview of basic and clinical neuroscience. Methods covered arestructural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), MRspectroscopy, magnetoencephalography (MEG), electroencephalography(EEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and their respectiveimage analysis techniques. The programme combines lectures, tutorials,a research placement and a hands-on research project.

Course Content

The course comprises 180 credits with four taught modules and seminars earning 100 credits. The individual research portfolio (placement and hands-on research project) comprise 80 credits.

We use a variety of assessment methods: essays, lab reports, dissertation, seminar presentation, and project report. Students receive individual feedback and mentoring in addition to supervision of the chosen research project.

Course Structure

The course will last for one year of full-time study, or two years part-time, with the majority of the taught modules taking up the first half of the course. The research project will be completed over the summer and research placements are flexible, taking place at any time during the course of study.

 

Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging Masters (MSc)

UNIVERSITY : The University of Nottingham

COURSE : Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging Masters (MSc)

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging Masters (MSc)

Overview

This inter disciplinary course covers cognitive neuroscience (from sensoryand motor processes to executive functions) and neuroimaging methods,such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI),magnetoencephalography (MEG), electroencephalography (EEG), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). The programme combineslectures and a hands-on research project.

 

 

Cancer Immunology and Biotechnology Masters (MSc)

UNIVERSITY : The University of Nottingham

COURSE : Cancer Immunology and Biotechnology Masters (MSc)

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Cancer Immunology and Biotechnology Masters (MSc)

Course Content

This course requires you to complete the following taught modules:

  • Immunity and the Immune System
  • Molecular Basis of Cancer
  • Tumour Immunology
  • Cancer Vaccines
  • Scientific Writing and Business Development
  • Monoclonal Antibodies
  • Host-Tumour Interface
  • Library Dissertation

Please note that all module details are subject to change.

You will also undertake a 60 credit research project conducted over fivemonths. This module will enable you to experience contemporary research methods by designing a research programme and performing experiments,surveys, or other research activities aimed at solving a specific biomedical problem.

Course Structure

TheMSc in Cancer Immunology and Biotechnology is taught on a full-timebasis over one year (September to late August) or part-time over twoyears – the part-time route is appropriate for people in full-timeemployment.

You will take 120 credits worth of taught modules, as well as a 60-credit research module.

Theresearch module has an element of peer assessment where student membersof the audience are invited to assess their colleagues’ performancesaccording to set criteria and descriptors and will be written up as ascientific paper.

Each student is allocated a personal tutorat the beginning of the course, and regular meetings are scheduledthroughout the year.

Course material is delivered in a variety of ways, includinglectures, practical sessions, tutorials, and problem-based learningsessions.

The online MSc database provides a central point for you to accessyour timetable, assessment results and additional module resourcesprovided by staff. You will be expected to work independently, and aspart of a group.

The majority of modules are assessed by both written examinationsand a combination of oral presentations, a practical assignment, andessays. The exceptions to this are the library dissertation, theresearch project and the scientific writing and business development modules.

It is possible to conduct your research project in anindustrial placement. The module is assessed on progress reports(practical skills), a seminar presentation and a scientific paper.

 

Oncology Masters (MSc)

UNIVERSITY : The University of Nottingham

COURSE : Oncology Masters (MSc)

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Oncology Masters (MSc)

Overview

Cancer is a subject that embraces an ever-widening range ofdisciplines. The MSc in Oncology is suitable both for scientists andother graduates who wish to learn more about the science as well as thepractice of oncology, and for clinicians together with other healthcare professionals who require further training in the molecularaspects of oncology.

The course aims to:

  • Provide formal training for basic scientists and clinicians in thetheoretical and practical aspects of the causes and treatment ofcancer.
  • Through the project and dissertation, familiarise you with theresearch environment, and enable you to develop the skills necessary toundertake independent research.

The MSc in Oncology draws on aunique blend of scientific and clinical expertise and experience, andbenefits from strong ties that exist between the clinic and laboratorywithin the Department of Oncology.

Course Content

This course requires you to complete the following core modules:

  • The Molecular Basis of Cancer
  • Tumour Physiology
  • Tumour Immunology
  • Introduction to Cancer Treatment
  • Diagnostic Pathology of Cancer
  • Cancer Statistics and Epidemiology

You will also take three optional modules, chosen from the following:

  • Cancer Chemotherapy or Radiation Biology
  • Techniques in Cellular and Molecular Biology or Site Specific Cancer Management
  • Oncology Procedures and Palliative Medicine or Drug Design and Pharmacology

These modules are selected in consultation with the course director and are subject to approval by the Head of School.

For those individuals wishing to follow the syllabus requirements for the Part I fellowship exam of the Royal College of Radiologists, Radiation Biology is regarded as a compulsory module in year one.

For Medical Oncology candidates in a UK training post, Cancer Chemotherapy is regarded as a compulsory module in year one.

For Oncologists in training wishing to follow the core curriculum set out by The Joint Committee on Higher Medical Training, then both Site Specific Cancer Management and Oncology Procedures & Palliative Medicine are compulsory modules in year two.

Please note that all module details are subject to change.

You will also undertake a 60-credit research project conducted over five months in the laboratory of a member of faculty of the School. This module will enable you to experience contemporary research methods by designing a research programme and performing experiments, surveys, or other research activities aimed at solving a specific biomedical problem.

If you are a part-time student, you will need to provide a statement of reference from a work-based person, in the Oncology field, indicating his or her willingness to act as your local mentor / tutor.

Course Structure

The MSc in Oncology is taught on a full-time basis over one year or part-time over two years (day release format), which may be more suitable for clinicians.

You will take 120-credits’ worth of taught modules, as well as a 60-credit research project leading to a dissertation.

Each student is allocated a personal tutor at the beginning of the course, and regular meetings are scheduled throughout the year.

For full-time students, the majority of teaching will take place on two days of the week, with the remaining time available for self-directed learning and preparation of assessments. Part-time students will attend lecture one full day per week.

Full-time research projects commence immediately following allocation in January, initially as three days per week, becoming four days and, ultimately, five days per week following final module exams. Final exams are held in January and May.

Part-time candidates will be asked to complete and submit a project proposal during year one and will be given feedback on its suitability. If thought satisfactory, approval for the project to proceed will be given and you will be expected to have commenced it by the start of Year Two.

Course material is delivered in a variety of ways, including lectures, practical sessions, tutorials and problem-based learning sessions.

The online MSc database provides a central point for you to access your timetable, assessment results and easy access to additional module resources provided by staff. You will be expected to work independently, and as part of a group.

Each module will be assessed by means of a written examination, with certain modules containing extensive coursework components to enhance key skills.

The Research Methods module has an element of peer assessment where student members of the audience are invited to assess their colleagues’ performances according to set criteria and descriptors and will be written up as a scientific paper.

Modules offered on this course may be completed on an individual basis as part of your continuing professional development.

 

Assisted Reproduction Technology Masters (MMedSci)

UNIVERSITY : The University of Nottingham

COURSE : Assisted Reproduction Technology Masters (MMedSci)

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Assisted Reproduction Technology Masters (MMedSci)

Overview

The purpose of this course is to provide an avenue for both scientistsand clinicians to enter the field of reproductive biology; and, forthose already familiar with this area, an opportunity to gain greaterappreciation of the biological processes of mammalian reproduction thatare relevant to the manipulation of fertility and the treatment ofreproductive disease.

The course aims is to furnish you withthe formal theoretical and practical training necessary within thishighly specialised discipline.

It is designed to broaden yourknowledge of the underlying scientific principles and to enhance yourappreciation of the clinical management of infertility. In thisrespect, it aims to encourage independent thought and a researchorientated approach to the practice of assisted conception.

Clearly,a major objective of this course is that it will provide successfulcandidates with the ability to establish an independent unit ofassisted conception that incorporates the latest micromanipulationtechniques and pre-implantation diagnosis.

 

 

Molecular Medical Microbiology Masters (MSc)

UNIVERSITY : The University of Nottingham

COURSE : Molecular Medical Microbiology Masters (MSc)

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Molecular Medical Microbiology Masters (MSc)

Overview

The MSc in Molecular Medical Microbiology was set up to enhance thetraining of biomedical scientists pursuing a career in diagnosticmedicine, and for those students wishing to enter a research career andgain high level skills in Molecular Medical Microbiology.

The course aims to provide training in theoretical and practicalaspects of medical microbiology with particular emphasis on molecularbiological techniques. You will gain basic and advanced knowledge ofimportant viral, bacterial and parasitic infections and how theseinfections are diagnosed and treated in the clinic.

Students who have completed the course will acquire relevanttransferable skills such as data management, interpretation andpresentation, time management and organisation, and effective verbaland written communication skills. In addition, your ability foranalytical and creative thinking will also be improved whilstundertaking the course.

The course has full accreditation of the Institute of BiomedicalSciences, which is a professional acknowledgement of the quality andrelevance of the course to individuals employed as biomedicalscientists. It helps career progression of biomedical scientistsalready employed and state registered, allowing those BMS1 technicalofficers to apply for promotion and higher grades.

Course Content

This course requires you to complete the following core modules:

  • Introduction to Medical Microbiology
  • Microbial and Molecular Technology
  • Applied Molecular Microbiology
  • Viral Pathogenesis and Infections
  • Bacterial Pathogenesis and Infections
  • Prevention and Treatment of Infection
  • Research Methods

In addition, you will be able to choose from one of the following optional modules:

  • Scientific Review of Writing
  • Science, Technology and Business

Please note that all module details are subject to change.

Youwill also undertake a 60-credit research project conducted over fivemonths in the laboratory of a member of faculty of the School. Thismodule will enable you to experience contemporary research methods bydesigning a research programme and performing experiments, surveys, orother research activities aimed at solving a specific biomedicalproblem.

Course Structure

The MSc in Molecular Medical Microbiology is taught on a full-timebasis over one year or part-time over two years for people inappropriate full-time employment.

This course comprises 180 credits, split across 120 credits worth oftaught modules and a 60-credit Research Project - five of the taughtmodules are delivered through lectures or Problem Based Learning (PBL),while three modules involve student-centred learning methods in whichyou will direct and manage your teaching and learning.

The last module, the Research Project, is a practical module whichallows an efficient co-operation between the student and the modulefacilitator, and provides you with ‘hands-on` experience of practicaltechniques that you can develop during your research project.

We have recently introduced a problem-based learning (PBL) theme tothe Applied Molecular Microbiology module. This allows you freedom forinvestigative research of a given topic. You can work as individuals,in pairs or collectively in groups to solve a problem.

Each student is allocated a personal tutor at the beginning of thecourse, and regular meetings are scheduled throughout the year.

Full-time students will complete the research project module during the springand summer semesters. Part-time students will complete the research project in their own time (normally during their second year) and willbe supervised and based in their place of work.

This course uses a variety of assessment methods that are dictatedby the nature of the module. Forms of assessment include examinations -both essay and multiple choice formats, assessed coursework - bothwritten and verbal, and an assessment of your practical abilities inthe Microbial and Molecular Techniques module and the Research Projectmodule.

Multiple choice assessments for all the five taught coursemodules are delivered online through the ‘Test Pilot` programme whichis accessed through the Student Portal. This allows each test to bemarked by the computer programme quickly and accurately.

The Research Methods module has an element of peer assessment wherestudent members of the audience are invited to assess their colleagues’performances according to set criteria and descriptors and will bewritten up as a scientific paper.

The online MSc database can be accessed through the UniversityPortal and provides a central point for you to access your timetable,assessment results and easy access to additional module resources andinformation provided by staff. You will be expected to workindependently, and as part of a group.

 

Medical Education Masters (MMedSci)

UNIVERSITY : The University of Nottingham

COURSE : Medical Education Masters (MMedSci)

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Medical Education Masters (MMedSci)

Overview

This course aims to prepare you for a role in undergraduate andpostgraduate clinical education as teacher and trainer, according tothe best clinical and educational standards.

To achieve this, you will:

  • study the sciences basic to education, behaviour and clinical enquiry
  • acquire an understanding of the theoretical basis of learning and teaching, and the practical application of these skills
  • gain knowledge and practical application of the technology requiredfor efficient and innovative undergraduate and postgraduate teaching

It is ideally suited to medical, dental, veterinary, nursing andpharmacy educators, including scientists contributing towards theteaching of these disciplines plus paramedical groups and allied healthprofessions who are seeking to develop their knowledge and skills inthe theory and practice of teaching and learning.

It has been devised in recognition of the trend across all thehealth care professions towards a structured approach to personalprofessional development, and recognises the need for relevant academicqualifications for those individuals who are tasked with providingundergraduate and postgraduate education and training.

The programme is also relevant to doctors and dentists directlyinvolved in the provision of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education(PGMDE), as well as clinical tutors in Trusts, Regional Advisors,College tutors and those involved in the provision of vocationaltraining schemes.

Course Content

Masters students take two core modules ("Teaching and Learning: CoreTheory and Practice" and "Effective Learning and Assessment"), and thenchoose a further two elective modules from a choice of five.

Once the taught components of the course have been completed,Masters students then undertake a research and dissertation moduleinvolving a relevant, original investigation or development in thefield of medical education.

Course Structure

The Masters in Medical Education can be completed in one year of full-time study or over two years part-time.

The course comprises 180 credits in total, split across 60 credits of coretaught modules, 60 credits of elective modules and a 60-creditdissertation.

Each module is delivered in three two-day blocks during term-time, one month apart.

See the proposed timetable.

Modules are assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, reflectivediaries, the production of an education website, and the creation of a teaching philosophy statement.

Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate

Diploma students study two core plus two elective modules (120credits). Certificate students study the two core modules (60credits).

 

 

Mathematical Medicine and Biology Masters (MSc)

UNIVERSITY : The University of Nottingham

COURSE : Mathematical Medicine and Biology Masters (MSc)

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Mathematical Medicine and Biology Masters (MSc)

Overview

The MSc in Mathematical Medicine and Biology will provide you withskills suitable for a research career in the exciting and growing fieldof mathematical medicine and biology.

You will take coremodules in biology and physiology, and the application of mathematicsto medicine and biology. More advanced modules will introduce researchtopics in biomedical mathematics, including options in ComputationalBiology and Theoretical Neuroscience.

The taught training programme will be followed by a substantial individual project leading to a dissertation.

Throughoutthe course, the exceptional strength of the Centre for MathematicalMedicine and Biology will facilitate your hands-on experience ofinterdisciplinary biomedical research.

Course Content

Modules offered on this course currently include:

  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Fundamentals of Applied Mathematical Modelling
  • Mathematical Medicine and Biology
  • Stochastic Models
  • Analytical Methods for Differential Equations
  • Topics in Biomedical Mathematics
  • Advanced Biomedical Mathematics
  • Theoretical Neuroscience
  • Computational and Systems Biology

Please note that all module details are subject to change.

Over the summer period towards the end of the course, you will undertake a research project. This research will be of some depth and will form the basis of your dissertation; it will be carried out under the supervision of a member of academic staff.

This project will develop your ability to engage in independent learning, and will prepare you for postgraduate research or careers in industry.

Course Structure

The MSc in Mathematical Medicine and Biology is offered on a full-time basis over one year.

The course comprises 180 credits, split across 120 credits’ worth of core and optional modules and a 60-credit research project.

Modules are mainly delivered through lectures and example and /or problem classes for smaller groups. You will typically be assessed by an examination at the end of the semester in which a given module is taught.

During the summer period, you will conduct an independent research project under the supervision of academic staff.

 

Applied Ageing and Mental Health MSc / Pg- Dip / Pg- cer

UNIVERSITY : Staffordshire University

COURSE : Applied Ageing and Mental Health MSc / Pg- Dip / Pg- cer

DURATION : 3 YEAR

Applied Ageing and Mental Health MSc / Pg- Dip / Pg- cer

Overview

This new and unique postgraduate programme is designed for all individuals who have a professional or managerial involvement with older people with mental health problems. From nurses and doctors to social workers, care home staff, housing staff and police officers, and from a variety of sectors: statutory, independent and voluntary, this course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to progress on both professional and personal levels.

We will provide you with the opportunity to develop multi-disciplinary, multi-agency expertise in working with older people who have mental health problems. Through a process of critical enquiry you will be encouraged to review accepted values and belief systems and to promote person-centred practice with older people. You will explore a range of current theoretical, conceptual and evidenced based gerontological perspectives and through this develop knowledge and skills that will enhance your impact and influence upon service delivery.

The MSc Applied Studies in Ageing and Mental Health is delivered by some of the UK’s most respected specialists in the field. In addition, we call upon a number of highly experienced and esteemed Clinicians from across the Regions who use their own expertise to enhance your learning experience.

The full programme incorporates the Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma as qualifications in their own right or as step-off points on the way to achieving the MSc.The award has helped increase my knowledge and changed my views on ageist attitudes. I feel more able to challenge these attitudes more readily.

 

Surgical Skills and Sciences (Master)

UNIVERSITY : Qeens Mary University of London

COURSE : Surgical Skills and Sciences

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Surgical Skills and Sciences

Overview

Thestate-of-the-art Virtual Reality Surgical Simulation Centre, removesthe patient from the equation to allow novice learning and skillmastery to occur in a low-stress, high-feedback environment whileprotecting the patient from procedural inexperience.

The MSc accelerates surgical training and improves surgical skillsthat are essential for building confidence in clinical practice. Theprogramme will provide students with a unique opportunity to gainpostgraduate training and development in cognitive and motor skillsusing the surgical simulators specifically for Laparoscopic Surgery andGastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Students will also be taught the principles of knot-tying in theOpen Surgery sessions, by practising anastomosis techniques usingnon-biological materials.

This surgical skills gained on this programme will enhance thestudent’s future career prospects in Surgery. Students who perform welland express an interest may be given the opportunity to further theircareer by proceeding to MD(Res) or PhD studies.

Modules

The programme comprises of the following surgical skills areas and a research/literature project

Core modules:

  • Laparoscopy skills
  • Endoscopy Skills
  • Open Surgery Techniques
  • MSc Project.
  • Skills sessions
  • Lectures
  • PBL
  • Self directed learning
  • Journal Club

Structure

 

Prosthodontics (Master)

UNIVERSITY : Qeens Mary University of London

COURSE : Prosthodontics

DURATION : 2 YEAR

Prosthodontics

Overview

This programme is designed for dental graduates who wish to pursue a career in Prosthodontics. The programme can contribute the first two years of clinical training leading to Membership in Restorative Dentistry of The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh following successful completion of an optional third year of training which is available through competitive entry. For UK / EEC applicants wishing to be entered on the GDC specialist list this option must be agreed by The London Deanery prior to entry.

Course Content

By entering this programme you will embark on a course which includes extensive clinical training (60 per cent) formal teaching (25 per cent) and a supervised research project (15 per cent). All the taught and clinical modules in the programme are core teaching. You will however have considerable choice when selecting a topic for your research project.

The full programme includes 30 modules covering all aspects of fixed prosthodontics, removable prosthodontics, implantology and related subjects. A special aspect of this programme is attendance on new patient diagnostic clinics which allows the student to be able to formulate complex treatment plans.

 

Forensic Medical Sciences (Master)

UNIVERSITY : Qeens Mary University of London

COURSE : Forensic Medical Sciences

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Forensic Medical Sciences

Overview

This programme aims to respond to the national and internationalneed for professionals who can apply a critical and scientific approachto their forensic practice, and who wish to have a broad understandingof the various interrelated disciplines of forensic medicine andscience. The programme will provide theoretical and practical knowledgeof the forensic medical sciences, and will train students to be able tocritically evaluate and interpret forensic medical and scientificevidence.

The programme will cover several aspects of forensic medical scienceand there is no other programme which offers such wide range ofspecialist topics under the umbrella of the forensic medical sciences,coupled with the opportunity to carry out research in a specialist area.

The programme offers the opportunity for graduates to further theircareer prospects within their own professional specialty. The degreeshould be regarded as intermediate level for pathologists and forensicmedical examiners, who will be expected to progress to specialist exitlevel exams, through their respective Academic Colleges.

Modules

Core modules

  • Clinical Aspects of Forensic Medicine (two modules)
  • Forensic Pathology (two modules)
  • Legal and Ethical Issues Relevant to Forensic Medicine and Science
  • Forensic Toxicology I and II
  • Forensic Identification I and II.

Optional modules

Research project

Laboratory based or a critical dissertation (four modules)

 

Biomedical Engineering (MSc)

UNIVERSITY : Qeens Mary University of London

COURSE : Biomedical Engineering (MSc)

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Biomedical Engineering (MSc)

Overview

Biomedicalengineering is a new and rapidly emerging field of engineering thatrelies on a multidisciplinary approach to research and development byapplying the principles of science and engineering to biological andclinical problems. Specialists in this area face problems that differsignificantly from the more traditional branches of engineering.Nevertheless, the biomedical engineer relies on methodologies andtechniques developed in more traditional engineering fields, which arefurther developed and adapted to the particular complexities associatedwith biological systems. These applications vary from the design,development and operation of complex medical devices used inprevention, diagnosis and treatment, to the characterisation of tissuebehaviour in health and disease, to the development of softwareproducts and theoretical models that enhance the understanding ofcomplex biomedical issues.

This programme aims to prepare specialists with advanced skills inexperimental and numerical techniques, computational modelling andin-depth understanding of engineering approaches to biologicalproblems, allowing you to participate in the advancement of knowledgeand technology in this field. Case studies are provided throughout theprogramme involving a range of clinical disciplines includingorthopaedics, cardiovascular medicine, urology, radiology andrehabilitation. The MSc in Biomedical Engineering is organised by ateam of Medical Engineers within the School of Engineering andMaterials Science, which has an internationally leading reputation inresearch, working closely with collaborators in Europe, US and Asia, onexciting research and development projects in this field.

Modules

The programme includes three core modules, five optional modules and a research project.

Core modules:

  • Mechanics of Continua
  • Research Methods and Experimental Techniques
  • Medical Ethics, Law and Regulatory Practice in Bioengineering
  • Research Project (four modules)

Module options may include:

  • Biomechanics
  • Advanced Biofluid Mechanics
  • Tissue engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Functional Materials in Medical Engineering
  • Principles and Applications of Medical Imaging
  • Biomedical Engineering of Urology
  • Implant Design and Technology
  • Clinical Measurements
  • Surgical Techniques
 

Dental Materials (Master)

UNIVERSITY : Qeens Mary University of London

COURSE : Dental Materials

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Dental Materials

Overview

Use of dental materials dates back to 500 BC when ancient Greeks and Romans manufactured gold crowns and bridges. Their use has since expanded which has only been possible due to the imagination of both dental surgeons and materials scientists.

The MSc in Dental Materials is an advanced programme designed to develop a broad knowledge of the principles underlying the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of Dental Materials with special emphasis placed on materials-structure correlations in the context of both clinical and non clinical aspects. It provides the necessary tools and principles of Dental Materials that are currently used in Clinical Dentistry and covers the underlying principles of their functional properties, bioactivity and biocompatibility.

This programme will equip you with an overview of the field of dental materials and the knowledge necessary to participate in research or product development. The first portion of the programme will provide an introduction to materials science focusing on the major classes of materials used in dentistry including polymers, metals, ceramics and composites. First semester topics will include material properties, chemistry, testing, and processing. The second semester covers biocompatibility of dental materials, including protein and cell interactions with materials, immune and inflammatory responses to implanted materials, blood compatibility and toxicity. The programme also covers specific dental materials applications such as drug delivery, and tissue engineering and regulatory affairs.

The MSc in Dental Materials is designed for dental surgeons, materials scientists and engineers who wish to work in the dental support industries and the materials health sector generally. There are significant research elements in this programme including a research project based on the research interests of academic staff working in the field of dental materials.

Modules

  • Research Methods
  • Dental Materials
  • Advanced Topics in Dental Materials
  • Biomaterials and Biomechanics
  • Application of Biomaterials
  • Materials Selection and Design
  • Advanced Topics in Biomaterials
  • Research Project (four modules)
 

Dental Technology (Master)

UNIVERSTIY : Qeens Mary University of London

COURSE : Dental Technology

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Dental Technology

Overview

The objective of this programme is to help future leaders/technicians in the field of Dental Technology to be better prepared to advance their knowledge through research and training, and to strengthen links with clinical members of the dental team. This is an important step in the future education and management of Professionals Complementary to Dentistry. This programme is carried out in the School of Medicine and Dentistry and involves both Technical practice and academic study. This Diploma/MSc programme will be open to dentists and basic scientists who may be responsible for teaching of related subjects, or may need a greater understanding of the subject in order to plan their future industrial or academic/ research careers.

Modules

This programme includes Technical training, formal teaching and a supervised research project. All the taught and Technical modules in the programme are core teaching. Topics will be chosen for research projects subject to the students’ area of interest.

The programme comprises eight modules and Technical practice:

  • Module 1 – Research Methodology/Statistics/Medico-Legal
  • Module 2 – Properties of Dental Materials/Processing Methods
  • Module 3 – Occlusion
  • Module 4 – Introduction to Implantology
  • Module 5 – Aesthetics
  • Module 6 – Modules in Management, Leadership, Communication skills and the Dental Team
  • Module 7-8 – Technical practice
  • Module 9-12 – Project and Report
 

Dental Public Health (Master)

UNIVERSITY : Qeens Mary University of London

COURSE : Dental Public Health

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Dental Public Health

Overview

For dentists and other graduates wishing to pursue a career in dental public health, oral epidemiology and health promotion in either service or university settings, the programme offers supervised experience in the theory and practice of dental public health and the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and skills. It can contribute to a three year specialist training programme in Dental Public Health. Programme completion offers eligibility to enter the Diploma in Dental Public Health examination of the Royal College of Surgeons (England).

Modules

The programme includes timetabled seminars, personal study and supervised research. All programme taught modules are considered core teaching, although the student has considerable choice when selecting a research topic. The taught modules’ (Science of Dental Public Health I and II, Skills of Dental Public Health I and II) content includes:

  • Oral health needs and demands assessment, including critically evaluating the dental literature, preparing scientific reports, familiarity with indices and determinants of oral disease, epidemiological principles and information sources
  • Information technology, including computer skills in data analysis, analysing epidemiological data and competencies in common computer software packages
  • Service planning and evaluation, including resource allocation, measuring service quality and conducting audits
  • Promoting oral health, including the principles, methods and limitations of prevention and oral health promotion, health determinants and preventive strategies
  • Research methodologies, both social science and clinical, and the application of scientific principles to research.

Students are encouraged to develop appropriate key written, oral, group work and time management skills.

 

Medical Materials (MEng)

UNIVERSITY : Qeens Mary University of London

COURSE : Medical Materials (MEng)

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Medical Materials (MEng)

Overview

Medical Materials, also known as biomaterials, is the link between technology, science and healthcare. The Medical Materials programmes combine materials design and medical knowledge. The programmes consist of core modules in materials science plus specialist modules on clinical applications and materials, physiology, and tissue engineering. Students learn about the structure properties and processing of materials and how they behave in the human body.
The programmes are designed to satisfy the demands of industry for medical materials specialists with enhanced engineering and design skills. Our graduates therefore posess the necessary skills and expertise to allow them to go on to develop the exciting innovating new materials that will be essential for the future of medicine.
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Modules

Year 1

• Processing and Applications
• Materials Selection and Mechanical Modelling
• Mathematics
• Properties of Matter
• Clinical Applications of Biomaterials
• Applied Biomaterials
• PBL

Year 2

• Science of Biocompatibility
• Polymers
• Surfaces and Interfaces in Biomaterials
• Structural Characterisation
• Metals
• Materials Chemistry
• PBL

Year 3

• Manufacturing Processes
• Ceramics
• Failure of Solids
• Materials Selection in Design
• Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
• Individual Research Project (BEng) / Group Project (MEng)
• Medical Physiology
• Computer-Aided Engineering and Modelling (MEng only)
Year 4 (For MEng only)
• Rheology and Structural Properties of Materials
• Advanced Materials Characterization Techniques
• Biosensors and Devices
• Individual Project
• Advanced Biomaterials or Nanotechnology Based Materials

 

Pharmaceutical Chemistry with a Year in Industry (Master)

UNIVERSITY : Qeens Mary University of London

COURSE : Pharmaceutical Chemistry with a Year in Industry

DURATION : 4 YEAR

Pharmaceutical Chemistry with a Year in Industry

Overview

ThePharmaceutical Chemistry with a Year in Industry programme closelyfollows the content of the traditional MSci Pharmaceutical Chemistrydegree, but includes the third year spent undertaking paid work in thepharmaceutical industry, in order to practise your chemistry skills ina real industrial laboratory setting.
This programme has been recognised by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules:

Atomic Molecular and Ionic Structure 

Organic Functional Group Chemistry
Foundations of Organic Chemistry
Kinetics and Coordination Chemistry
Elements of Physical Chemistry
Basic Biochemistry
Heredity and Gene Action
Essential Skills for Chemists

Year 2

Compulsory modules: 

  • Constructing Organic Molecules
  • Transition Metal Chemistry
  • Introduction to Drug Action
  • Chemistry of Biological Molecules
  • Techniques for Chemical Science
  • Chemical Pharmacology
  • Animal Physiology
  • Molecules from First Principles

Year 3

  • Paid Pharmaceutical Chemistry Industrial Placement 
  • Synthesis of Pharmaceutically Active Molecules by Distance Learning
  • Contemporary Inorganic Chemistry by Distance Learning
  • Molecules and Ions at Interfaces by Distance Learning

Year 4

  • Compulsory modules: Advanced Chemistry Project (45 credits)
  • Cancer Chemotherapy, Organic Synthesis I
  • Drug, Design and Development
  • Topics in Biological Chemistry
  • Biological and Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry

Options include:

  • Organic Synthesis II
  • Endocrine Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Colloidal Chemistry
  • Enzyme Catalysis
 

Cancer Therapeutics (Master)

UNIVERSITY : Qeens Mary University of London

COURSE : Cancer Therapeutics

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Cancer Therapeutics

Overview

This programme aims to provide you with a clear understanding of the scientific basis underlying the

principlesand practice of cancer therapeutics and the development, evaluation andimplementation of new treatments. This is underpinned by a thoroughknowledge of cancer biology and pathology, research methodologies, drugdevelopment and regulatory issues. There is an emphasis on practicalskills during the research skills module and the three month laboratoryproject undertaken during semester three.

Modules

Core modules include:

  • Research Skills and Sciences
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cancer Pharmacology
  • Site Specific Tumour Treatment
  • Ablative Therapy
  • Biological Therapies
  • Drug Development
  • Lab Project

Optional modules include:

  • Imaging
  • Pathology of Cancer
  • Genomic Approaches to Human Diseases
  • Paediatric and Adolescent Oncology
  • Cancer Prevention and Screening
 

Applied Educational Psychology Doctor of (DAppEdPsy)

UNIVERSITY : Newcastle University

COURSE : Applied Educational Psychology Doctor of (DAppEdPsy)

DURATION : 36 MONTH

Applied Educational Psychology Doctor of (DAppEdPsy)

Overview

Educational psychology is about the study and understanding of people’s behaviour and the inter-relationship this has with organisational structures within educational and community settings. This initial training programme is designed to enable recent and mature graduates who have experience of working with children and young people to become fully qualified educational psychologists.

During the first year there is an emphasis on the acquisition of highly developed process skills including the use of consultation, solution-focused practices, narrative practices, and dynamic assessment. You undertake placements in educational and community settings and study four taught modules which cover: key issues of inclusion and diversity; working in partnership; learning and social environments; and frameworks for practice.

During the second and third years, you are required to obtain employment as a trainee educational psychologist whilst continuing your studies and undertaking research. For students seeking a self-funded place on the course, this placement cannot be with a Local Authority Educational Psychology Service in England but may be with an employer (for example a comparable educational psychology service in another country) who can provide appropriate experience and supervision. Your research projects include a systematic review of published research in a relevant field and an empirical study presented as a paper to an appropriate peer reviewed journal.

Throughout each of the three years you undertake supervised and assessed placements in schools, educational psychology services and the settings of other agencies and professionals who work with children. You maintain a practice portfolio that chronicles and evidences your professional development during each year of the programme. A model of enquiry-based learning is used throughout the programme and you are encouraged to work collaboratively within the group and to take responsibility for individual and group learning.

 

Dental Sciences DDS/MPhill/Phd

UNIVERSITY : Newcastle University

COURSE : Dental Sciences DDS/MPhill/Phd

DURATION :

Dental Sciences DDS/MPhill/Phd

Overview

We offer a mix of clinical- and laboratory-based MPhil and PhD projects within each of our four research groups. DDS programmes are clinically based and generally take two to three years.
Our Medical Sciences Graduate School has a thriving postgraduate research culture, with additional support for international students. We have an excellent record for timely PhD submission, provide training in professional/key skills and research techniques and support personal development.

 

CHINESE MEDICINE - MSc

UNIVERSITY : Middlesex University

COURSE : CHINESE MEDICINE - MSc

DURATION : 1 YEAR

CHINESE MEDICINE - MSc

Overview

The postgraduate provision in Chinese Medicine at Middlesex University in London is unique in the UK. The Chinese Medicine Masters course is aimed at existing practitioners and acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) graduates. It stands out because it is designed to be flexible, enabling you to build on your professional skills and learning whilst allowing you, the student, to be involved in some of the planning of your programme.
You will be able to tailor the professional practice element of the Chinese Medicine Masters to suit your needs and situation, choosing from clinical practice experience in China with our partner University, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine or in the UK with our affiliated training Clinic, the Asante Academy of Chinese Medicine. You can also apply your learning in your own practice setting, as while you are on the course, you will be still able to carry on your clinical practice.
You will also be able to choose a PG certificate in Chinese Medicine on a part time basis over a year, a PG Diploma or a thesis in an area of real research interest to you and achieve a Masters award.
Based at our Archway Campus in London, you will benefit from our specialist Archway Health Library and dedicated facilities for laboratory work and clinical skills, including our Medicinal Herb Garden.

  • Clinical placement opportunities in the UK with the Asante Academy of Chinese Medicine and their satellite acupuncture clinics in major London Hospitals;
  • Clinical placement opportunities in China with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine;
  • Flexible approach to the planning of clinical placements, tailored to professional needs and interests;
  • Leading TCM specialists and dedicated staff , with regular guest lectures from top UK practitioners and scientists;
  • Aimed at existing practitioners and acupuncture or TCM graduates;
  • Classical TCM texts and Chinese herbal medicines as part of the curriculum.

Course Content

The MSc programme which includes completion of a dissertation will take one calendar year to complete. Students can choose to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate after successfully completing a 60 credit module in Professional Practice or a Postgraduate Diploma after successfully completing 120 credits (Professional Practice, Advanced Classical Texts and Research Methods). Both the PGCert and the PGDip can be completed over 2 semesters (an academic year).
This programme is based at our Archway campus.

Modules

Year 1

  • Advanced Classical Texts (30 Credits) - Compulsory
  • MSc Dissertation (60 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Professional Practice (60 Credits) - Compulsory
  • Social Research Method (30 Credits) - Compulsory
 

AYURVEDIC MEDICINE - MSc

UNIVERSITY : Middlesex University

COURSE : AYURVEDIC MEDICINE – MSc

DURATION : 1 YEAR

AYURVEDIC MEDICINE - MSc

Overview

The Ayurvedic Medicine Masters is a unique course, delivered jointly by Middlesex University in London and the College of Ayurveda. This is the first postgraduate Ayurveda course in the UK and includes clinical placements in India and Sri Lanka.
The Ayurvedic Medicine Masters provides students who already posses an approved degree-level qualification in Ayurveda with the advanced knowledge and skills to enable them to practise professionally and independently as practitioners of Ayurvedic Medicine.
The Ayurvedic modules are delivered by the College of Ayurveda and the research and dissertation modules by Middlesex University in London. You will be able to consolidate your knowledge and skills in Ayurvedic Medicine as well as further your interest in the field of Ayurveda through a contribution to research.
Advanced Internal Medicine; Obstetrics; Gynaecology and Paediatrics; Surgical Techniques in Ayurveda; Methods of Critical Enquiry in Healthcare Sciences and a Dissertation (15,000 words) Based at our Archway Campus in London, you will benefit from our specialist Archway Health Library and dedicated facilities for laboratory work and clinical skills, including our Medicinal Herb Garden.

Course highlights:

First postgraduate ayurveda course in the UK

  • An integral part of the course is a 12- week clinical placement in India and/or Sri Lanka
  • Step off point for PGDip.
  • Course Content
  • The Ayurvedic modules will be delivered by staff from the College of Ayurveda, whilst the research and dissertation modules by Middlesex University. MSc students will be able to consolidate their knowledge and skills in Ayurvedic medicine as well as specialise in the field of Ayurveda through original research. You will be required to complete a 15,000-word dissertation. The Postgraduate Diploma is designed to give you advanced clinical skills, as well as to explore such specialities of Ayurveda as Kaumarabritya, Stri-roga, Shalya-Shalakya, clinical research and advanced Kayachikitsa, including an in-depth knowledge of, and practical skills in, Pancakarma therapy. You will acquire detailed assessment, diagnostic and therapeutic skills in Ayurvedic medicine during your 750 hours clinical internship in India and-or Sri Lanka.

The clinical internship in India and-or Sri Lanka will normally be taken over 16 weeks in semester one but students unable to do this can undertake two placements of eight weeks each.
Includes assessed coursework, unseen examinations, oral and clinical examinations.

Year 1

Ayurvedic Internal Medicine (30 Credits) - Compulsory

Introduction to Ayurvedic Specialist Medicine (60 Credits) - Compulsory

MSc Dissertation (60 Credits) - Compulsory

Social Research Method (30 Credits) - Compulsory

 

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE (OBSTETRIC AND GYNAECOLOGICAL SCIENCE) - MSc

UNIVERSITY : Middlesex University

COURSE : BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE (OBSTETRIC AND GYNAECOLOGICAL SCIENCE) - MSc

DURATION : 1 YEAR

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE (OBSTETRIC AND GYNAECOLOGICAL SCIENCE) - MSc

Overview

For our Biomedical Science (Obstetric and Gynaecological Science) Masters at Middlesex in London we provide advanced academic, laboratory and research training in modern cellular, molecular and clinical aspects of human reproductive biology - one of the most rapidly emerging science disciplines of the 21st century.
The broad-based curriculum of the Biomedical Science (Obstetric and Gynaecological Science) Masters is suitable for a range of health professionals with an interest in reproductive medicine.
Based at our Hendon Campus in London, you will benefit from our state of-the-art biomedical teaching and research laboratories in our Hatchcroft building.
Fast-growing sector with high demand for well-qualified graduates

  • Our researchers are heading developments in important areas such as the fight against cancer and HIV/AIDS, as well as new treatments for common disorders of pregnancy

Health professionals can develop the skills needed for career progression as part of the NHS `Agenda for Change` initiative.

Course Content

You will develop practical, methodological and analytical skills for biomedical research and explore current international research in reproductive biology. The course has a high laboratory-based practical component where you can apply theoretical knowledge to practical experimentation. You will also have the chance to be involved in internationally recognised clinical research.
The course covers research methodology and analytical techniques; legal requirements and ethical issues in reproductive biology; reproductive physiology and functional anatomy; control and maintenance of pregnancy; assisted reproduction; and diagnosis of reproductive and pregnancy disease.
This programme is based at our flagship Hendon campus.

Year 1

Molecular and Cellular Biology (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Obstetrics and Gynaecology (60 Credits) - Compulsory
Research Methods and Ethics for Biomedical Sciences (30 Credits) - Compulsory

 

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE (MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY) - MSC

UNIVERSITY : Middlesex University

COURSE : BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE (MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY) - MSC

DURATION : 1 YEAR

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE (MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY) - MSC

Overview

The Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology) Masters at Middlesex in London is designed to provide you with advanced knowledge and skills required for a career working in a diagnostic or research laboratory.
The Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology) Masters course covers the fundamental aspects of molecular and cellular biology and modern bio analytical techniques used for studying cells and microbes.
In addition, it includes a study of pathogenic microbes, epidemiology, infection control, laboratory investigation of infectious diseases, vaccination and immunisation. Legal and ethical issues related to biomedical research are also explored. Another key aim of thecourse is the development of research skills.
It will also provide a sound basis for those wishing to pursue research to PhD level. Based at our Hendon Campus in London, you will benefit from our state of-the-art biomedical teaching and research laboratories in our Hatchcroft building.

Course highlights:

  • Specialist staff include microbiologists, cellular pathologist, molecular biologist and biochemists
  • Emphasis on the development of laboratory skills

Focus on contemporary issues in medical microbiology

Course Content

The programme examines the principles and practice of recent advances in medical microbiology; diagnosis of infectious diseases and the efficacy of treatment; research methods; laboratory management, safety and quality control; legal and ethical issues; experimental research project; and literature analysis.
We use a range of assessment methods including written coursework, exam and the use of e-learning.

Modules

Year 1

Medical Microbiology (60 Credits) - Compulsory
Molecular and Cellular Biology (30 Credits) - Compulsory
Research Methods and Ethics for Biomedical Sciences (30 Credits) – Compulsory

 

MSc Medical Genetics

UNIVERSITY : London Metropolitan University

COURSE : MSc Medical Genetics

DURATION : 1 YEAR

MSc Medical Genetics

Overview

The MSc in Medical Genetics is designed to reflect the increasing impact of genomic sciences on our understanding of disease, medical diagnosis and research. In addition to a consideration of the basic science underlying genetics and genomics, the course covers the use of informatics and ethical implications of medical advances. 

The course aims to provide a high level of scientific knowledge and understanding of genetic influences on disease processes, develop an informed and critical appreciation of current and developing technologies and their IT requirements for gene and genome analysis, develop an appreciation of the IT tools used in medical informatics, develop a framework to assess ethical implications of developments in biomedical sciences. It will enable you to gain additional specialist knowledge in areas such as immunology or epidemiology of emerging infectious disease and enhance individual intellectual development through the research project and dissertatio.
Course structure

The MSc is a one year, full-time course involving 30 weeks of taught modules divided into two 15-week semesters. The part-time mode follows a similar pattern over two years. You take 7 core modules and an optional module plus a research project.

Core modules

  • Medical Genetics
  • Scientific Framework for Research
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Ethical Issues in Biomedical Sciences
  • Biomedical Informatics

Optional modules

  • Metabolic Biochemistry
  • Bioanalytical Techniques I
  • Microbial Physiology
  • Development and Systems Physiology
  • Virology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemical Toxicology

To qualify for the MSc award you will need to carry out a Research Project.

 

MSc/PGDip Human Nutrition and Dietetics

UNIVERSITY : London Metropolitan University

COURSE : MSc/PGDip Human Nutrition and Dietetics

DURATION : 2 YEAR

MSc/PGDip Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Overview
The PG Dip/MSc course in Dietetics and Nutrition is an intensive course to allow graduates from a scientific discipline to undergo the practical and theoretical training necessary to become a registered dietician with the Health Professions Council. This is an accelerated programme to build on prior learning. The course provides a practical and sound scientific base in all those subjects necessary for a full understanding of the issues and concepts related to human nutrition and helps you become an effective learner and practitioner in all fields of dietetic practice. The course also gives you the opportunity to complete the MSc and develop advanced skills in the design and implementation of research in the field of human nutrition and dietetics.

Course structure

This is an intensive course that provides a qualification that is both professional and at postgraduate level. This includes three statutory practical placements within approved NHS Trusts. The Postgraduate Diploma, which provides eligibility for registration with the Health Professions Council (HPC), is taught full-time over 18 months commencing in September.

Core modules

Diet Therapy I

  • Advanced Diet Therapy
  • Nutritional Medicine
  • Assessment of Nutritional Status
  • Public Health Epidemiology
  • Advances Nutritional Physiology
  • Applied Nutrition and Dietetics

Professional modules

  • Postgraduate Professional Studies
  • Food Marketing and Manufacture
  • Healthcare: Systems and Management Structures
  • Placements A, B and C
  • Consolidation

Duration: (PG Diploma): 1.5 years.

 

MSc Forensic Science

UNIVERSITY : London Metropolitan University

COURSE : MSc Forensic Science

DURATION : 1 YEAR

MSc Forensic Science

Overview

The MSc Forensic Science provides high level education and up-to-date training in forensic science. It is designed to meet the professional aspirations of both practising forensic scientists and graduates wishing to move into this area of science. To suit current needs of forensic science, individual or specific combinations of modules can be studied to provide continuing professional development (CPD). Students will be exposed to both the breadth of forensic science (in Crime Scene to Court and Forensic Biology), and its depth (in Forensic Chemistry and Advanced Analytical Techniques). With this solid and essential background, study of contemporary approaches in forensic science culminates with the Laboratory Practice and Research Project modules.

Modules

Core modules:

  • Crime Scene to Court
  • Forensic Biology
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Advanced Analytical Techniques
  • Laboratory Practice
  • Research Frameworks
  • Research Project

Optional modules include:

None at present

 

MSc Biomedical Science

UNIVERSITY : London Metropolitan University

COURSE : MSc Biomedical Science

DURATION : 1 YEAR

MSc Biomedical Science

Overview

This course is designed for biology, medicine, biomedical and life sciences graduates, and graduates in related scientific subjects and provides a supportive learning environment within a cosmopolitan London setting. The course team has a good research profile, particularly in oncology, skeletal pathology, molecular medicine and HIV. Specialist guest lecturers also enhance course delivery.
The course aims to:

  • provide you with advanced study of biomedical science, which underpins professional progression and development
  • provide a high level of scientific knowledge and understanding of disease processes
  • develop an informed and critical appreciation of recent scientific developments in relation to diagnostic laboratory pathology
  • enable you, where options are available, to gain additional specialist knowledge in areas such as ageing, epidemiology and medical genetics
  • enhance your intellectual development throughout the research project and dissertation

The course is approved and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.
Course structure
The MSc is a one year, full-time course involving 30 weeks of taught modules divided into two 15-week semesters. The part-time mode follows a similar pattern over two years. You take four taught core modules and two optional taught modules.
Core modules:

  • Integrated Pathology
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Advanced Immunology
  • Research Framework
  • Optional modules:
  • Ageing and Disease
  • Drug and Poison Analysis
  • Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
  • Ethical Issues in Biomedical Science
  • Medical Genetics

To qualify for the MSc award you will need to carry out a Research Project during the summer period and then submit a 10,000-word dissertation. Postgraduate Diploma students take six modules in total and Postgraduate Certificate students three modules. Individual modules may be taken for the purpose of continuing professional development.

 

Msc Addiction Psychology and Treatment

UNIVERSITY : London Metropolitan University

COURSE : Msc Addiction Psychology and Treatment

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Msc Addiction Psychology and Treatment

Overview

The MSc in Addiction Psychology and Treatment is designed for all those with an interest in addictive behaviours. The course aims to provide students with broad, up-to-date advanced scientific and academic knowledge of addiction and addictive behaviours. The course provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge relating to the main factors influencing addiction, including biological, social, cultural, psychological and economic
perspectives. Students will develop skills relating to the research and assessment within addiction and aims to make a contribution to training needs of all those who have a role to play in providing services.

Modules

Core modules:

• Introduction to Addiction
• Research Methods and Statistics in Addiction
• Counselling and Therapies for Addictions
• Non-drug Addictions and Addiction in Special Populations
• Biological Bases of Addiction
• Treatment Strategies for Addiction
• Research Project

 

Occupational Psychology MSc

UNIVERSITY : Liverpool John Moore

COURSE : Occupational Psychology MSc

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Occupational Psychology MSc

Overview

The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), and will provide eligibility for membership of the Division of Occupational Psychology and therefore qualification as a Chartered Occupational Psychologist following relevant professional experience. The course also offers students the opportunity to obtain the BPS Level A Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing.
The MSc in Occupational Psychology meets the BPS requirements in terms of providing the opportunity for knowledge to be gained in the following eight areas of Occupational Psychology:

  • Personnel Selection and Assessment
  • Performance Appraisal and Career Development
  • Counselling and Personal Development
  • Employee Relations and Motivation
  • Design of Environments and Work
  • Organisational Development and Change
  • Human Machine Interaction
  • Training

Additionally, specific elements of the programme will provide practical application skills in some of these areas.
There are eight main content modules, a Professional Skills module and a Research Methods module (all 12 credits). The final component is a 60 credit Thesis module.
A Diploma award could be available for candidates completing all but the Thesis module, but the whole programme must be completed for accreditation by the BPS.

 

Molecular Medicine MSc

UNIVERSITY : Brunel University

COURSE : Molecular Medicine MSc

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Molecular Medicine MSc


Overview


The MSc Molecular Medicine course aims to provide you with specialist theoretical and practical knowledge and experience of cellular, molecular biology and genetics, and their application to the study of a variety of human diseases. The course will focus on developing research skills and is designed to enable you to develop the ability to become an independent and creative scientist.


Course Content


The course is offered on a one year full-time basis, taught over three terms, or on a two year part-time basis, taught over six terms. You will complete six modules in total. Four modules will each be taught over a two week period in a ‘block’ mode. These taught modules will not run concurrently allowing you to focus on one module at a time and will help promote better time management skills. All lecture material will be available via Vista and will be accessible from your home computer. There will be a Research Planning module to develop skills required for your dissertation. A unique Research Dissertation module will then be studied over a 9 month (full-time) or 18 month (part-time) period, to allow you to conduct a detailed investigation into a research question of your choice. If in full-time employment, and attending the course on part-time mode, it may be possible to conduct the research dissertation at the workplace.


Modules (All modules are core)


Research Planning (15 credits)


This module aims to develop knowledge and critical awareness of various research methods and appropriate methods of data analysis. You will enhance your skills of designing and evaluating research studies and data presentation.


Clinical Cytogenetics (15 credits)


This module will teach up-to-date practical technologies, methodologies and skills used in clinical cytogenetic laboratories.
Main topics of study: the technologies and methodologies used in modern cytogenetics and their application in clinical diagnosis; problem solving within FISH methodology; analysis and interpretation of digital images; presentation of clinical data; working effectively in groups using good laboratory practice.


Genomic Technologies (15 credits)


This module aims to provide an understanding of the modern biotechnology in both genomics and proteomics, especially the application of microarray technology.
Main topics of study: general knowledge of genomic and proteomic technology; microarrary technology; transgenic technology; drug discovery technology; RNA interference technology.


Genomic and Molecular Medicine (30 credits)


This module will introduce you to the principles of translating the knowledge generated through the human genome project into clinical practice.
Main topics of study: organization of the human genome: recent advances; Hap-Map project; genome wide association studies (GWAS); specific examples of recent use of GWAS to study human diseases; exploring molecular mechanisms of human genetic disease arising as a result of dysfunctional DNA damage responses; mouse models of human diseases resulting from dysfunctional DNA damage responses;
telomere maintenance and human disease; mouse genome project; principles of gene therapy.


Molecular Mechanisms of Human Disease (30 credits)


This module aims to provide an understanding of the principles and current knowledge of the signalling pathways that are misregulated in a variety of human diseases. Attention will be given to how knowledge of these signalling pathways and their targets can be used in therapeutic intervention in human disease.
Main topics of study: signalling pathways resulting from activation of membrane, intracellular or nuclear receptors including G-Protein coupled receptor signalling; Wnt signalling; JAK/STAT signalling and cytokine signalling; steroid signalling.


Research Dissertation (75 credits)


The dissertation allows you to undertake an in-depth study from a choice of research topics and will normally be associated with one of the research centres within Biosciences. If in full-time employment, and attending the course on part-time mode, it may be possible to conduct the research dissertation at the workplace.

 

Full Time

 

Autumn term

Credits

Spring term

Credits

Research Planning

15

Research Dissertation

75

Genome and Molecular

Medicine

30

Clinical Cytogenetics

15

Genomic Technologies

15

Molecular Mechanisms of

Human Disease

30


 

Functional Neuroimaging MSc

UNIVERSITY : Brunel University

COURSE : Functional Neuroimaging MSc

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Functional Neuroimaging MSc

Overview

This programme, the first ofits kind in the UK, provides a strong theoretical and practical introduction to the world of Neuroimaging research. The course is a good preparation for a PhD in functional brain imaging, or for working as part of a neuroimaging team with fMRI and/or other imaging modalities.

Course Content

Modules are subject to variation and students are advised to check with the School on whether a particular module of interest will be running in their year of entry.

Modules

CognitiveNeuroscience

How has Neuroimaging increased our understanding of brain function? This module covers learning and memory, language and the brain, cerebral lateralization and specialization, the control of action, executive control and frontal lobes, emotional mechanisms, evolutionary perspectives, development, plasticity and consciousness.

Principles of Neuroimaging

This introduces Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Electroencephalography (EEG), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy (NIRS), Magnetoencephalography (MEG) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The module will focus especially on EEG and fMRI, considering MRI safety, MR signal generation, MR signal formation, contrast mechanisms and pulse sequences, neuronal to haemodynamic activity, BOLD FMRI, spatial and temporal properties of fMRI.

Practical Neuroimaging

How do we design, conduct and analyse Neuroimaging experiments? How can we use this knowledge to evaluate other Neuroimaging studies? This module includes EEG equipment operation, using a Siemens TRIO 3T MRI scanner, experimental design, image processing, statistical analysis, statistical inference and data presentation.

Visual Neuroscience

Processing the information received by our eyes involves nearly half the cortex. In this module, we study the visual pathways and along the way consider a number of topics including: visual motion and the dorsal stream, biological motion, object recognition and the ventral stream, face recognition, disorders of vision, visual development, visual imagery, visual awareness, change blindness and neuroaesthetics.

Research Project/Dissertation

Under the supervision of one of the CCNI’s research team, students will conduct a functional imaging experiment. This could involve the in-house EEG or FMRI facilities. Recent examples include:

  • Responses of the Cortical Reading Network
  • The Role of Personal Familiarity in Visual Processing: An fMRI study of the FFA and LOC
  • MT/V5 area & STS activation to video and point light display of perceptual skills in badminton: an FMRI study
  • An fMRI Study of Different Responses of the Brain while Presenting Two Opposing Stimuli Simultaneously and their Dominance
  • Attentional Modulation of the Human Primary Visual Cortex. An fMRI Study
 

Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research MSc

UNIVERSITY : Brunel University

COURSE : Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research MSc

DURATION : 1 YEAR

Molecular Medicine and Cancer Research MSc

Overview

The MSc Molecular Medicine course aims to provide you with specialisttheoretical and practical knowledge and experience of cellular,molecular biology and genetics, and their application to the study ofhuman diseases in the context to the scientific and clinical problem ofhuman cancer. The course will focus on developing research skills andis designed to enable you to develop the ability to become anindependent and creative scientist.
Course Content

The course is offered on a one year full-time basis, taught overthree terms, or on a two year part-time basis, taught over six terms.You will complete six modules in total. Four modules will each betaught over a two week period in a ‘block’ mode. These taught moduleswill not run concurrently allowing you to focus on one module at a timeand will help promote better time management skills. All lecturematerial will be available via Vista and will be accessible from yourhome computer. There will be a Research Planning module to developskills required for your dissertation. A unique Research Dissertationmodule will then be studied over a 9 month (full-time) or 18 month(part-time) period, to allow you to conduct a detailed investigationinto a research question of your choice. If in full-time employment,and attending the course on part-time mode, it may be possible toconduct the research dissertation at the workplace.
Modules (All modules are core)
Research Planning (15 credits)
This module aimsto develop knowledge and critical awareness of various research methodsand appropriate methods of data analysis. You will enhance your skillsof designing and evaluating research studies and data presentation.
Cytogenetics and Cancer (15 credits)

Thismodule will teach up-to-date practical technologies, methodologies andskills used in clinical cytogenetics for the diagnosis of cancer.
Main topics of study: prenatal, postnatal and acquired chromosomalabnormalities; clinical sample type and referral reasons; karyotyping;genetic counselling and ethical issues; ethics associated with genomicstudies; mmethodology of fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH);diagnostic applications of FISH; other molecular techniques used inclinical cytogenetics and diagnosis including multi-colour FISH,Comparative Genomic Hybridisation (CGH), Microarray CGH; modern daylight and fluorescence microscopy; digital imaging; fluorescence imageanalysis; FISH data analysis.
Genomic Technologies and Cancer Research (15 credits)

This module aims to provide an understanding of the modern biotechnology in functional genomics and cancer biology.
Main topics of study include: general knowledge of genomic andproteomic technology; microarrary technology; transgenic technology;drug discovery technology; RNA interference technology.
The Biology, Genetics and Treatment of Human Cancer (30 credits)

Thismodule aims to provide a detailed understanding of cancer to includethe epidemiology and causes of cancer, diagnosis and treatment. Themodule will provide detailed information of the genetic basis of cancerand demonstrate how the genome project has led to novel treatments forthe disease.
Main topics of study: the multistage nature of cancer; oncogenes andtumour suppressor genes and specific metabolic pathways; epidemiologyof cancer; principles of cancer diagnosis; basic methods of cancerchemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery; the role of translationalresearch in cancer genetics and therapy – development of new therapies;the causes, genetics and treatment of breast, colon and melanoma asspecific models.
Intracellular Signalling and Cancer (30 credits)

Thismodule aims to provide an understanding of the principles and currentknowledge of the cellular signalling pathways that are misregulated inhuman cancers. Attention will be given to how knowledge of thesesignalling pathways and their targets can be used in therapeuticintervention in human cancer.
Signalling pathways resulting from activation of membrane,intracellular or nuclear receptors including G-Protein coupled receptorsignalling; Wnt signalling; JAK/STAT signalling and cytokinesignalling; Steroid signalling
Research Dissertation (75 credits)

Thedissertation allows you to undertake an in-depth study from a choice ofresearch topics and will normally be associated with one of theresearch centres within Biosciences. If in full-time employment, andattending the course on part-time mode, it may be possible to conductthe research dissertation at the workplace.

 

Full Time


Autumn term

Credits

Spring term

Credits

Research Planning

15

Research Dissertation

75

The Biology, Genetics and

Treatment of Human Cancer

30

Cytogenetics and Cancer

15

Genomic Technologies and Cancer

15

Intracellular Signalling and Cancer

30


 

MSc in Drug Delivery

UNIVERSITY : Aston University

COURSE : MSc in Drug Delivery

DURATION : 1 YEAR

MSc in Drug Delivery

overview

This programme is primarily designed to prepare students for an academic or industrial career in pharmaceutics or drug delivery. Qualified postgraduates are in significant demand, due to the continued development of highly complex and sensitive drug molecules.
Students will gain an overview of drug delivery and have hands-on experience of pharmaceutical formulation and drug delivery. The course is also an excellent foundation for studies at the PhD level.
The course is based around core compulsory modules and a research project. These modules cover the biology of disease states, designing drugs and delivery systems, research methods and exploiting your research.
Modules are:

  • Drug Discovery
  • Chemotherapy & Selective Toxicity
  • Drug Dosage Form & Design
  • Principles of Product Analysis and Validation
  • Drug Delivery and Targeting
  • Research Methods 1: Professional Development
  • Research Methods 2: Communication Skills
  • Research Project

The supervised research project will last for four months and beat the level expected for the first year of PhD studies. Examplesinclude liposome-based drug delivery systems, strategies for enhancingdrug solubility, and development of TB vaccines.

Entry requirements

Prospective students must possess a good UK HonoursDegree (minimum lower 2nd class) in pharmacy, pharmaceutical science,pharmacology, physiology, physical science, biochemistry,biotechnology, chemistry, chemical engineering, genetics, materialsscience, medicine, or a related field, from a recognised university oran overseas degree recognised by Aston University, plus two references.

 

MPharm in Pharmacy (Master)

UNIVERSITY : Aston University

COURSE : MPharm in Pharmacy

DURATION : 4 YEAR
MPharm in Pharmacy
overview
The first year develops your knowledge of the basic scientific principles underpinning pharmacy. You will apply this knowledge to the dispensary and patient-based case studies to develop your patient-centred skills.
   
The second year extends your understanding of the pharmaceutical sciences - the chemistry of different drug
 groups, their formulation into medicines, the pathology of major diseases and the pharmacological basis of therapeutics. The third year completes your study of applied pharmacology and medicinal chemistry. You will learn how drugs can be delivered to the body, and how medicines are prepared and reach the market. The theme of the final year is pharmaceutical practice. It focuses upon the clinical use of medicines and the use of medicines for individual patients. You will also complete an extended research project.Subject guide & modules
Year 1
In the first year, you will develop the scientific knowledge which provides a basis for the pharmaceutical industry. You also start applying your knowledge to clinical situations that you might encounter in a community pharmacy.  You will study:
•    Physiology (how the body works)
•    Cell and Molecular Biology
•    Pharmaceutical Calculations
•    Formulation of Liquid-based Medicines: How Medicines are Made
•    Drug Molecules, Mechanisms and Analysis (pharmaceutical chemistry)
•    Dispensing and Pharmacy Law and Ethics
•    Responding to Symptoms and Patient Care
•    Personal Development and Key Skills (effective learning, IT skills and career management.
Year 2
The second year builds upon your understanding of the pharmaceutical sciences and your clinical pharmacy skills. You will study:
•    Pharmacology and Therapeutics (how drugs work and therefore why they are used to treat disease)
•    Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Pharmacogenetics and Immunology
•    Structural Identification of Molecules
•    Biological Chemistry
•    Formulation of Solid Dosage Forms
•    Drug Development (how drugs get from discovery to the market place).
•    Introduction to Clinical Pharmacy (understanding clinical data, drug safety, clinical consultation skills)
•    Personal Development and Key Skills (itten and oral communication skills)
Year 3
In the third stage you will complete your study of pharmacology and therapeutics, of medicinal chemistry and of dispensing law and ethics.  The research methods and statistics course will prepare you for your research project. You will study:
•    Pharmacology and therapeutics of drugs acting on neurological or psychiatric diseases
•    Chemotherapy and selective toxicity
•    Design of modified release formulations; biopharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics
•    Pharmaceutical technology and asepsis
•    Medicinal chemistry
•    Applied clinical skills: applying scientific knowledge to real patient cases
•    Pharmacy law and ethics, including dispensing
•    Personal development and Key skills: Research methods and statistics
Final Year
In your final year you will use and extend all the knowledge and skills you have developed in the previous years. You will develop confidence in applying your pharmaceutical knowledge to maximise individual patient benefit from treatment.  You will also consider wider aspects of pharmacy such as evidence-based medicine and pharmaceutical public health. 
You will study:
•    Advanced Drug Delivery and Targeting: Individualised Medicine
•    The Professional Pharmacist: Business, Risk Management and Law Update
•    Pharmaceutical Patient Care: Advanced Clinical Skills
•    Pharmaceutical Public Health
•    Evidence-based Pharmacy
•    Today’s Research, Tomorrow’s Treatments
•    Research Project
•    CPD (your professional development portfolio).

 

MSc in Pharmacology

UNIVERSITY : Aston University

COURSE : MSc in Pharmacology

DURATION : 12 MONTH

MSc in Pharmacology

overview

The programme provides specialist training in the field of pharmacology, as well as promoting skills for career and professional development. The MSc in Pharmacology is designed around a strong theoretical education in basic and advanced pharmacology with practical experience of pharmacological and neuropharmacological techniques in the laboratory. Students will gain insight into receptor theory, molecular pharmacology, neuropharmacology and pharmacokinetics /pharmacodynamics. Physiology will also be taught alongside these elements, facilitating crossover of students qualified in non-biological disciplines to the life sciences. This will allow students to offer skills that cross boundaries and provide an excellent foundation for studies at PhD level.The course is based around the core Systems Pharmacology module which describes the basics of receptor theory, second messenger actions and autonomic pharmacology. Understanding of fundamental aspects of pharmacology of neuromuscular junction and synaptic function are also delivered via the physiological pharmacology module and the actions of drugs and the nature of receptors are then considered at the molecular level, with a focus on the exciting and important field of neuropharmacology. The Drug Discovery module gives an overview of the pharmaceutical industry; an introduction to receptors and drug action and chemical and biological aspects of evaluation and development of new compoundsThe supervised research project will last for approximately four months, and will be at the level expected for first year PhD study. Topics might include, for example, the actions of cannabinoids in cortical synaptic plasticity.

Modules

The taught modular programme will consider variousaspects of pharmaceutical sciences e.g. the biology of disease states,pharmaceutical analytical analysis, pharmaceutical formulation,research methods and exploiting your research. Modules are:

  • Drug Discovery
  • Physiological Pharmacology
  • Systems Pharmacology 1 – basic and autonomic pharmacology
  • Systems Pharmacology 2 – neuropharmacology
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Research Methods 1:  Professional Development
  • Research Methods 2: Communication Skills
  • Research Project

The supervised research project will last for four months and beat the level expected for the first year of PhD studies. Examples ofpotential topics include computer-based drug design of antimicrobialcompounds and chemical synthesis of compound libraries for screeningand assay development.

Entry requirements

  • Prospective students must possess a good UK HonoursDegree (minimum lower 2nd class) in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Science,Pharmacology, Physiology, Physical Science, Biochemistry,Biotechnology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Genetics, MaterialsScience, Medicine, or a related field, from a recognised university oran overseas degree recognised by Aston University, plus two references.
 

Medical Biotechnology Msc/PGDip

UNIVERSITY : Abertay University

COURSE : Medical Biotechnology Msc/PGDip

DURATIION : 12 MONTH

Medical Biotechnology Msc/PGDip

Overview

The University has run an internationally-recognised portfolio of one-year MSc Biotechnology programmes since 1992. The MSc Medical Biotechnology programme is designed to offer a high-level training to graduates with an interest in careers in the medical biotechnology industry. This 12-month programme starts every September.

The field of biotechnology has matured during the past two decades and is now recognised as providing a major impetus and support for developments in clinical and medical fields as well as the more traditional areas of general and environmental biotechnology.

Medical biotechnology offers both conventional and innovative solutions to problems associated with clinical, surgical and medical situations. Modern molecular biology and genetics provide novel techniques for the detection and modification of micro-organisms for clinical purposes, for the understanding of the mode of action of antibiotic resistance mechanisms and how they may be evaded, for informed drug design, and in the use of genetic modification in the development of novel treatment regimes.
Medical biotechnology techniques are now increasingly involved in the understanding, detection, diagnosis and development of therapies for disease.
Students in this programme will gain experience in the use of a widerange of biotechnological tools and techniques to analyse and solvemedical biotechnology problems.
There is a strong emphasis on fundamental concepts, practicalhands-on laboratory-based training and the development of transferableskills particularly critical analysis, presentation skills, projectmanagement, independent self-study skills and creativity.

The final five-month medical biotechnology project will take placeeither within an Abertay research group or will be a placement within aworld-class company, university or research institute situated eitherlocally, nationally or internationally.

The programme is underpinned by the activities of Abertay researchteams focusing on molecular biology and cancer, the ScottishInformatics, Mathematics, Biology and Statistics Centre (SIMBIOS) and aleading biotechnology research team. The course benefits frominteraction with existing postgraduate courses in Biotechnology, FoodBiotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.

Students will study a fixed core syllabus, plus one option modulechoice, of medically-focused biotechnology modules during the first andsecond semesters, which will lead towards a Masters project accountingfor a third of the total credits necessary for the award.

 

Biotechnology and Renewable Energy - Msc/PG Dip

UNIVERSITY :  Abertay University

COURSE : Biotechnology and Renewable Energy - Msc/PG Dip

DURATION : 12 MONTH

Biotechnology and Renewable Energy - Msc/PG Dip

Overview
The field of biotechnology has matured during the past decade and is now recognised as providing a major impetus and support for developments in energy, as well as the more traditional areas of medical, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology.
Renewable energy is currently an important global issue and will remain so for the foreseeable future due to decline in fossil fuel reserves and high economic and environmental costs of extraction.
This new global resurgence and growth in the alternative and renewable energy sector poses new challenges and requires technical and professional expertise.  There is need for graduates with skills to work in the new green economy, as proposed and predicted by current political and economic dictates.
This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge that effectively integrates biotechnology, renewable energy technologies, environmental management and entrepreneurial skills to efficiently harness, develop, exploit and utilise sustainable energy systems and supply networks in an environmentally sustainable manner.
The MSc Biotechnology and Renewable Energy programme offers both conventional and innovative solutions to problems associated with bioenergy production, sustainability, management and utilisation.  It is developed and delivered by a team consisting of industrial practitioners and leading academics drawn from School of Contemporary Sciences and the Dundee Business School.

Course Structure

The course covers the following themes: renewable energytechnologies (bioenergy systems, wind and solar energy); generation,planning, distribution and marketing; environmental systems andsustainability; environmental regulations and business strategy;environmental and energy management systems; environmental impact ofenergy generation and exploitation; health and safety; project andasset management; international energy and petroleum economics oraccounting; and accounting for sustainable development.
On completion of the taught component of the course (thePostgraduate Diploma stage), you undertake a research project inbiotechnology and renewable energy. The Masters project is designed toprovide our graduates with an industry-specific or industry-relatedexperience.

Most students will have the opportunity to undertake their projectsin biotechnology and/or energy industry in Scotland, UK and furtherafield. You can be allowed up to 12 months for the completion of theMSc project and dissertation. This period will enable those who maywish to obtain industrial experience while still on the course to do sowithout jeopardising their chances to obtain a degree.

How you learn

Anintegrated course of lectures, tutorials, seminars, practicalassignments, case studies and fieldwork are used to enhance yourknowledge and understanding, as well as develop your problem solvingskills. Throughout the course emphasis is placed on participation,collaboration, guided and self-directed study.
The programme is flexible enough for students to tailor to their owninterest and they either pursue hypothesis-driven research inexperimental biotechnology and renewable energy studies or enterindustry. The project phase of the course is designed to allow you toapply your studies and develop your chosen speciality.

How you are assessed

Progress in the taughtmodules is assessed by a combination of coursework and examination. Thecoursework element includes formal essays, collaborative work, casestudies, seminars and industrial reports. Progress in thelaboratory-based modules is assessed by standard mini-project reports.
The Masters project is assessed by a combination of written thesis,laboratory book and assessed laboratory achievement. Some modules willbe assessed by coursework only and others by the combination ofcoursework and examinations. The most appropriate form of assessment ischosen for the subject area being assessed.

 

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