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Dr Lesley Iwanejko PhD GDL BVC PGCertHE SFHEA

Senior Lecturer in Genetics Musculoskeletal & Ageing Science


    MRes in Musculoskeletal Ageing

    CIMA MRes in Musculoskeletal Ageing

    This unique full-time, 12-month programme provides multidisciplinary research training on the musculoskeletal system as a whole in the context of ageing. The training has a strong focus on employability and topics range from basic science to clinical aspects, from in vitro to in vivo models, and from the latest advances in the assessment of the musculoskeletal system to lifestyle interventions.

    The programme is a collaborative, blended-learning, experience. It employs active learning and authentic assessment CIMA MRes in Musculoskeletal Ageinge.g. mock MRC grant proposals, to develop research and employability skills. Many of our graduates move onto PhDs but others persue, or continue, careers in a variety of professions including medicine, veterinary science, physiotherapy, dentistryApply for MRes in Musculoskeletal Ageing

    MOOC - The Musculoskeletal System: The Science of Staying Active into Old Age

    MOOC - The Musculoskeletal System: The Science of Staying Active into Old Age

    This highly successful MOOC helps patients, carers and the general public understand why small lifestyle changes can have big impacts on musculoskeletal health and quality of life. In runs twice a year and has attracted 1000s of learners worldwide.

    Undergraduate Employability Skills

    I am a Senior Fellow of the HEA and have a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in HE . As a consequence of my interest in learning I have been involved in developing innovative approaches to learning and especially active-learning and employability skills. I developed a highly praised skills module and was invited to speak about this novel Key Skills Tutorial Program at the Recording Achievement and Key Skills, Sharing the Learning: Connecting Quality, Practice and Policy. CVCP Conference, London, May 2000. I am currently involved in developing and updating this module to meet advances in elearning and current employer requirements.

    Modules for 2021-22


    Module code: MDSC160

    Role: Teaching


    Module code: CIMA001

    Role: Module Co-ordinator

    Communication and Study Skills for the Life Sciences

    Module code: LIFE130

    Role: Teaching

    Empiral Research Project

    Module code: CIMA002

    Role: Teaching

    Genome Biology and Technology

    Module code: LIFE342

    Role: Teaching

    Introduction to Genetics and Development

    Module code: LIFE128

    Role: Teaching

    Nutrition, physical activity and lifestyle interventions for Healthy Ageing

    Module code: PASH003

    Role: Module Co-ordinator