Translational Medical Sciences

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9.79 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 21.7 k / Year(s)  
92 place StudyQA ranking:3218 Duration:12 months

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Why Glasgow?

* Students with have access to state-of-the-art expertise in diagnostics, molecular medicine and molecular pathologies and technologies from scientists and clinicians.

* Research projects are delivered by leading experts in understanding disease mechanisms, or diagnosing or treating clinical conditions, including cancer, cardiovascular and infectious disease.

* This programme offers a high level of scientific training in clinical research methodology through interaction with guest lecturers from the NHS and the biotechnology industry.
* There are opportunities for generic training, or specialization in specific elements, e.g. Diagnostics, Molecular Medicine, or Molecular Pathology.
* Open to students with backgrounds in biomedical sciences, medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine, allowing for cross-discipline interactions.
* A learning environment within an innovative purpose built centre of clinical excellence at Glasgows new Southern General Hospital.
* Participate and engage in the University of Glasgows rich history of research in biomedical and clinical sciences.
* Gain an insight and access to clinical research laboratories.
* There are enhanced opportunities to access PhD funding and supervision. Glasgows School of Medicine provides an excellent interface between scientists and clinicians; not only within the School, but between the School and our Research Institutes, and between the School and clinicians in the local health service. Together with existing links between University researchers and those in industry, this makes the School of Medicine uniquely positioned to offer this programme.

Career Prospects

This masters degree will equip you for employment in health service laboratories or in the industrial sector, or to undertake future PhD study.

The programme incorporates 3 x 60-credit courses:

* Evidence-Based Medicine & Research (basic research skills, journal clubs, presentation skills); delivered in semester 1
* Research Methodologies course (available as a generic option, or as a variation appropriate to specialism: RM in Diagnostics, RM in Molecular Medicine, RM in Molecular Pathology); focus is on developing knowledge and technical skills relevant to specialism; delivered predominantly in semester 2
* Dissertation Project appropriate to generic or specialist route; practical element commences in May, with write-up in the summer

Teaching methods vary, but for all routes they include lectures, interactive workshops, tutorials and other forms of small-group teaching, practical demonstrations, laboratory work, visits to working labs, and a dissertation project. E-learning components will include provision of online resources and a mechanism for feedback

Assessment is by a variety of methods, including essays, a written exam, oral presentations, and the final dissertation. You will be given practice in relevant skills and provided with formative feedback to help develop these skills.

At least a 2:2 Honours equivalent in a Biomedical Science; or a medical (MBChB/MBBS), veterinary (BVMS) or dental (BDS) degree from an institution recognised by the University Court. Applications will normally be considered for entry to the generic programme in the first instance, with the option of transferring to a specialism, subject to performance in the core course in Evidence-Based Medicine & Research. Applicants with alternative qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Further information regarding academic entry English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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