Translational Cardiovascular Medicine

Study mode:Blended Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 5.33 k / Year(s) Deadline: Aug 26, 2024
91 place StudyQA ranking:10098 Duration:12 months

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This new programme aims to develop your interest in translational cardiovascular research and medicine and equip you with an enhanced knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the current approaches and emerging research in this area. The programme provides a firm theoretical grounding in the basic scientific principles and clinical applications of translational cardiovascular medicine, and will help you to develop essential skills and prepare for employment or a further higher degree in this field. In addition, you will also be introduced to key practical techniques (by means of online videos) employed in this field.

The programme is designed to appeal to a wide range of students including scientists and clinicians.

Programme structure

This programme is delivered by clinicians and scientists via distance e-learning. Three twoweek residential workshops will also be held in Bristol, comprising lectures and seminars as well as journal clubs, practical sessions and assessments. Each distance-learning module will comprise online tutorials and lectures plus essays and assessment by email and conferencing.

Core units

* Generic Laboratory Skills

The theoretical aspects and the practical details of laboratory methods that are relevant for translational cardiovascular medicine research.

* Clinical Trials and Statistics

The underlying principles of good clinical trial design and appropriate use of statistics.

* Coronary Artery Disease I

An overview of the clinical problem of coronary artery disease (including risk factors, diagnosis, imaging and pathobiology).

* Coronary Artery Disease II

The current clinical and drug interventions used for coronary artery disease and emerging new technologies and research.

* Heart and Valve Disease

Key topics related to cardiac and valve disease, including diagnosis of disorders and integration of pathophysiology with clinical management.

* Paediatric Heart Disease

Genomics and epidemiology of congenital heart disease and the pathology of congenital heart defects and their complications, current interventions and emerging new approaches.

* Aneurysm, Peripheral Vascular Disease and Stroke

Clinical, pathobiology and translational aspects.

Research Project

This can either be a 'wet' (based in Bristol) or a 'dry' (remote) project of an appropriate area of study and presented in written form and orally with a mini-poster.

IELTS score required for this program is 6.5 (6.0 in every section). Required documents include:

  • Two academic references

  • Degree certificate

  • Academic transcripts

  • Personal statement

  • CV

  • English language certificate

There are 20 places on this program for domestic and international students. University of Bristol and School of Medical Studies also organize open days for potential students. Students will get a degree after 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time and distance learning).

The University offers a number of scholarships and studentships to postgraduate students. Further information on funding for UK studentsand funding for international students is available.

In some cases, departments have access to programme-specific funding. We've provided some information about these options with the individual programme entries. However, we recommend that you also contact the department to which you are applying to enquire about any other possibilities, which they may be able to offer.

For the most up-to-date external funding opportunities for taught and research students please see postgraduate studentships.


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