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The aim of this programme is to provide the student with a firm theoretical grounding in stem cells and regenerative medicine. The course will cover the basic scientific principles of stem cells and their clinical application with reference to the ethical considerations arising from this. It will also introduce students to key practical techniques employed in the field and to related scientific areas such as molecular biological approaches, cell signalling & biomaterials science. Course content will be delivered by researchers active in the field, ensuring that the very latest breakthroughs are communicated. The course is taught via an innovative distance-learning model, making use of the internet to deliver lectures, on-line discussions and assessments. This offers students more flexibility than the traditional campus-based teaching model as they can undertake the course without being required to live here in Bristol. Students must successfully obtain a total of 180 credits via completion of taught modules and a research project. For those students who do not want to complete a full MSc, there is also the option to complete a Diploma or a Certificate. Full course options are listed below. Course Options ?MSc in Stem Cells and Regeneration - students obtain a total of 180 credits via completion of taught modules and a research project. ?Diploma in Stem Cells and Regeneration - students obtain a total of 120 credits via completion of taught modules. ?Certificate in Stem Cells and Regeneration - students obtain a total of 60 credits via completion of taught modules. Modules Offered ?Introduction to Stem Cells and Regeneration ?Neurodegenerative and Ophthalmic Disorders ?Molecular Tools in Stem Cells and Regeneration ?Peripheral Neuropathy and Spine ?Cell Signalling ?Biomaterials ?Stem Cells in Cardiac and Skeletal Systems ?Research Project Flexible Study Options Students can complete this online course on a either a full-time basis or a part-time basis. The full-time MSc takes one year to complete while the part-time MSc takes two years to complete. The online teaching method of the course means that students are not required to base themselves in Bristol for their studies. However they will be required to visit Bristol for final examinations. These examinations occur at the end of each year of study and we anticipate that this will require a maximum stay of two weeks in Bristol (two weeks at the end of the course for full-time students one week at the end of each year for part-time students). Assessment Each unit is assessed independently based on coursework (essays and computer-assisted assessments) and examinations. For the research module, a written thesis and satisfactory defense in an oral examination and mini-poster presentation will be required. Entry Requirements Applicants will require a good honours degree in a biological or related science or a degree in medicine. It is essential that applicants have basic computer skills, such as skills in word-processing, data manipulation and presentation. Applicants must also be confident in communicating via e-mail. It will be the responsibility of the applicant to ensure access to a suitable computer connected to the Internet for the duration of the course. Applicants from non-English speaking countries will be required to provide evidence of their proficiency in the English language *Please note that for overseas students, there is a ?1,000 non-refundable deposit payable on acceptance of a place in the programme. This deposit will count towards your total student tuition fees. Further details at: http:www.bris.ac.ukstemcells-msc Email queries to: stemcells-msc@bris.ac.uk

The aim of this programme is to provide the student with a firm theoretical grounding in stem cells and regenerative medicine. The course will cover the basic scientific principles of stem cells and their clinical application with reference to the ethical considerations arising from this. It will also introduce students to key practical techniques employed in the field and to related scientific...

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