Clinical Sciences MRes

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months   Part-time: 24 months
  • Programme start: September 2022
  • Entry requirements: You will need a BSc Honours degree in a relevant Biological Sciences discipline, at 2:1 or 2:2 class levels, previous MRes or MSc, or a medical, veterinary or dental qualification.
Clinical Sciences mres

Module details

Due to the impact of COVID-19 we're changing how the course is delivered

Laboratory Skills (prerequisite for the laboratory based projects)

MCMR008 
The aim of this module is to provide basic skills and knowledge associated with working confidently in a laboratory environment. The taught element comprises of seven 4 hour sessions, including Standard Laboratory Techniques, Laboratory Health and Safety, Tissue Culture, Basic Molecular Biology, Molecular Separation, Historical Techniques and Data Handling and Presentation.

Transferable Skills

MCMR002 
This module will provide generic and transferable skills required for undertaking research in both the clinical and academic environment.

Research Frontiers in Clinical Sciences 1

MCMR003 
The aim of this series of 12 lectures is to provide an overview and understanding of recent research advances and techniques in Clinical Sciences. The lecture series includes Anatomical Sciences, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Engineering, Clinical Infection & Global Health, Critical Care, Endocrinology & Obesity Biology, Epidemiology, Eye & Vision Science, Musculoskeletal Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, and Rheumatology. The lectures are followed by a student-led Journal Club on a chosen research article.

Research Frontiers in Clinical Sciences 2

MCMR004
The aim of this module is to provide knowledge and a deeper understanding of recent research advances and techniques in Clinical Sciences. This module complements MCMR003 by concentrating on one focused area of research excellence.

Laboratory Based Project 1 – 3 (Student chooses Topic)

MCMR005, MCMR006 and MCMR007 
The aim of this module is to provide the student with the experience of independent research through practical experience, formulating appropriate research strategies, methods, data collection and analysis, via three 12 week research projects.

Compulsory modules

Basic Laboratory Skills (MCMR008)
LevelM
Credit level15
SemesterFirst Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting40:60
Aims

To provide basic training in theoretical and practical aspects of contemporary laboratory research.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Identify risks associated with laboratory experimental work, and use laboratory equipment correctly and safely

(LO2) Develope understanding of current laboratory techniques

(LO3) Analyse, interpret and communicate experimental results

(S1) Improving own learning/performance - Self-awareness/self-analysis

(S2) Laboratory practical skills

(S3) Information literacy online, finding, interpreting, evaluating, managing and sharing information

Transferable Skills (MCMR002)
LevelM
Credit level15
SemesterWhole Session
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

1. To provide training in transferable skills and knowledge at Masters level in clinical sciences 2. To develop the capacity for individual work and teamwork 3. To allow the student to take the first postgraduate steps required for future roles leading research in biomedical, clinical, industrial and public sectors

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Demonstrate skills for communication of scienceboth verbally and in writing to specialist and non-specialist audience

(LO2) Understand how  fundamentalscientific concepts are transferred into a business environment

(LO3) Gain an understanding of ethical issues in academic research

(LO4) Understand the process by which academic research is funded

(LO5) Develop skills for group working and leadership

(S1) Teamwork

(S2) Communication skills

(S3) Commercial awareness

(S4) Ethical awareness

Research Frontiers in Clinical Sciences 1 (MCMR003)
LevelM
Credit level15
SemesterFirst Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

To provide a knowledge and understanding of recent research advances and techniques in Clinical Sciences.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) To appraise experimental methods that underpin modern ideas in clinical sciences

(LO2) To develope skills to evalute limitiations to current experimetnal approaches and recent technical developments in clinical sciences

(LO3) To develope understanding of research advances in clinical sciences

(S1) Communication skills

(S2) IT skills

Research Frontiers in Clinical Sciences 2 (MCMR004)
LevelM
Credit level15
SemesterSecond Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

To provide a knowledge and understanding of recent research advances and techniques in Clinical Sciences

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) To appraise experimental methods that underpin modern ideas in clinical sciences

(LO2) To develop skills to evaluate limitations to current experimental approaches and recent technical developments in clinical sciences

(LO3) To develop understanding of research advances in clinical sciences

(S1) Communication skills

(S2) IT skills

Clinical Sciences Research Project 1 (MCMR005)
LevelM
Credit level40
SemesterFirst Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

1. To provide advanced training for students in modern approaches to research in clinical sciences 2. To provide an up-to-date understanding of current developments and challenges in clinical sciences 3. To provide training in research project planning, analysis and interpretation of data and writing of research report 4. To provide an understanding of interdisciplinary approaches to solve research questions in clinical sciences

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Demonstrate practical skills utilising modern techniques to perform a series of experiments or research review

(LO2) Collect and analyse data with appropriate statistical techniques to achieve specified research goals

(LO3) Present and discuss scientific data both verbally and in writing

(LO4) Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the experimental foundation of clinical sciences research

(LO5) Planand manage a research project within a specified time frame

(S1) Problem solving skills

(S2) Teamwork

(S3) Organisational skills

(S4) Communication skills

(S5) IT skills

(S6) Lifelong learning skills

Clinical Sciences Research Project 2 (MCMR006)
LevelM
Credit level40
SemesterSecond Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

1. To provide advanced training for students in modern approaches to research in clinical sciences 2. To provide an up-to-date understanding of current developments and challenges in clinical sciences 3. To provide training in research project planning, analysis and interpretation of data and writing of research report 4. To provide an understanding of interdisciplinary approaches to solve research questions in clinical sciences

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Plan and manage a research project within a specified time frame

(LO2) Demonstrate practical skills utilising modern techniques to perform a series of experiments or research review

(LO3) Collect and analyse data with appropriate statistical techniques to achieve specified research goals

(LO4) Present and discuss scientific data both verbally and in writing

(LO5) Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the experimental foundation of clinical sciences research

(S1) Problem solving skills

(S2) Teamwork

(S3) Organisational skills

(S4) Communication skills

(S5) IT skills

(S6) Lifelong learning skills

Clinical Sciences Research Project 3 (MCMR007)
LevelM
Credit level40
SemesterSecond Semester
Exam:Coursework weighting0:100
Aims

1. To provide advanced training for students in modern approaches to research in clinical sciences 2. To provide an up-to-date understanding of current developments and challenges in clinical sciences 3. To provide training in research project planning, analysis and interpretation of data and writing of research report 4. To provide an understanding of interdisciplinary approaches to solve research questions in clinical sciences

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Plan and manage a research project within a specified time frame

(LO2) Demonstrate practical skills utilising modern techniques to perform a series of experiments or research review

(LO3) Collect and analyse data with appropriate statistical techniques to achieve specified research goals

(LO4) Present and discuss scientific data both verbally and in writing

(LO5) Demonstrate detailed knowledge of the experimental foundation of clinical sciences research

(S1) Problem solving skills

(S2) Teamwork

(S3) Organisational skills

(S4) Communication skills

(S5) IT skills

(S6) Lifelong learning skills