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Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Drug Discovery (MSc)

University College London

Masters Degree , Medicine

Course Description

This MSc offers specialised training in state-of-the-art biomedical science (including exposure to leading research scientists, biotechnologists and pharmaceutical companies), research methodology, including the translation of basic science research into novel therapies for human disease, and the philosophy, governance and social implications of health research. What and how will I learn? Students develop practical understanding of research methods in biomedical science and knowledge of cutting-edge research alongside practical experience in laboratory, clinical or epidemiological research. They develop the ability to evaluate scientific literature and gain an appreciation of ethical and governance requirements of research, including 'Good Clinical Practice' principles. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of five core courses (105 credits), one optional course (15 credits) and a research project (60 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months) is offered. Core Modules Research Methodology I Research Methodology II Epidemiology Drug Discovery I Drug Discovery II Dissertationreport All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a report of 14,000-20,000 words and an oral presentation. Options Cardiology Gastroenterology and Hepatology Nephrology Respiratory Ethics Health Economics: Cost-Benefit Analysis and Health Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukmedicineteachingpgMSc_Clinical_Experimental_Medicine The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, interactive seminars, practicals, small group seminars and laboratory work. Assessment is through presentations, essays, examination and the research project and dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The Division of Medicine has as its mission: the performance of innovative, high-quality biomedical research excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and exemplary patient care. This MSc programme provides opportunities for students to develop theoretical knowledge and understanding and practical skills in research methodology. These include statistical methods applied to medical research, drug discovery or translational clinical research, research in a specific biomedical area or health specialty and ethics and governance of applied health research. Your future career The programme provides an ideal foundation for graduates who wish subsequently to undertake a PhD in biomedical science, and provides key transferable skills for those wishing to pursue careers in drug discovery or translational medicine. First destinations of recent graduates of the department include: Imperial College London: Research Associate GlaxoSmithKline: Senior Scientist St George's Hospital: Consultant Physician Garvan Institute: Researcher UCL: Laboratory Manager and Research Assistant Entry Requirements A minimum of an upper-second class Bachelor's medical degree in a healthcare or health-related subject from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is normally required. How to apply There is no formal application deadline for the course. However we cannot accept more than 24 students onto the course, and entry is competitive, so we advise you to apply as early as possible. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship you must submit your full application by the scholarship deadline. Who can apply? The programme is suitable for students who wish to gain the skills necessary for world class health care research. Many of our students are doctors, allied health professionals or graduates in biomedical science who wish to pursue a life-long career in academic health research. Funding Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre (CBRC) bursaries may be available for this programme. RAE Rating Division of Medicine 70% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) http:www.ucl.ac.ukgradp

This MSc offers specialised training in state-of-the-art biomedical science (including exposure to leading research scientists, biotechnologists and pharmaceutical companies), research methodology, including the translation of basic science research into novel therapies for human disease, and the philosophy, governance and social implications of health research. What and how will I learn?...

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