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Master in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The Master's programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences has a multidisciplinary and international teaching staff and research environment, giving you an excellent opportunity to create interdisciplinary and international contacts which will be of great importance for your future career. The Master's programme enables you to participate in international research projects from the beginning of your studies. You will communicate in English, allowing for a smooth transition between international research and specialist environments. [+]

Top Masters of Science in Medicine in Europe 2017. How do genes regulate the development and functioning of cells, tissues and organisms? How do molecules, cells and tissues function and communicate with each other, and how are their functions studied? These are the key issues for understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms, whose disruption can contribute to the onset and progression of various diseases. Researchers in the fields of genetics, genomics, cellular and developmental biology, biochemistry, structural biology, and biosciences of health are searching for the answers to these questions. Upon completing the Master’s Programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences: You will have in-depth knowledge of genetics and molecular biosciences and of the experimental methods used in them. You will understand the characteristics and functions of genes and biomolecules at the cellular, tissue and organism levels. You will be able to analyse scientific knowledge critically and communicate it to different audiences. You will have the ability to produce new scientific information about the properties of genes, biomolecules and cells by means of experimental studies. You will be able to take advantage of existing research data and biological databases. You will have mastered good scientific practice and know how to act accordingly. You will have the capacity for independent project management and problem solving, as well as for maintaining and developing your own expertise. You will have the ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multicultural communities. The University of Helsinki will introduce annual tuition fees to foreign-language Master’s programmes starting on August 1, 2017 or later. The fee is 15 000 EUR. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees. You can check the FAQ at the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees. In­form­a­tion on the lan­guages of in­struc­tion The Master’s programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences is genuinely international, bringing together students from many countries. The language of instruction and of the study materials is English in the compulsory courses and in most optional courses. You can write all exams, reports and your Master’s thesis in English. If you are fluent in Finnish or Swedish you can also use these languages. Pro­gramme con­tents The Master's programme is based on basic scientific research. In the programme you will acquire knowledge and skills in modern genetics and molecular biosciences, which you will deepen in your chosen field of specialisation. The programme is tightly integrated with the experimental research carried out at the University of Helsinki in genetics, genomics, biochemistry, structural biology, and cellular and developmental biology. By combining course units, you will be able to acquire a broad-based understanding of biological phenomena and of the molecules that have an effect on health, including their interactions and functions at the levels of cells, tissues and organisms. Courses include a variety of working methods: seminars, lectures, laboratory work, oral and written presentations, project work in small groups, independent studies and study circles formed by the students. The instruction will utilise digital learning environments. These diverse teaching methods require active involvement from you. They will develop your ability to search, structure and present new information, as well as to draw conclusions. You will learn about the principles and methods of research during laboratory exercises, and about practical work in research groups and when writing your Master's thesis. In addition to academic excellence, you will acquire general working life skills such as fact-finding, problem solving, communication, project management and teamwork. You will acquire competence both for post-graduate studies in a Doctoral Programme and for expert positions immediately after gaining your Master's degree. Se­lec­tion of the ma­jor In this Master's programme you can specialise according to your interests in biochemistry and structural biology, genetics and genomics, or cellular and developmental biology. You can also choose courses and modules in the biosciences of health. You select your specialisation during your first year. Pro­gramme struc­ture You will need 120 credits (ECTS) for the Master’s degree, according to your personal study plan. The degree consists of 60 credits of advanced studies, including your Master’s thesis (30 credits) 60 credits of other studies chosen from your own programme or from other programmes (such as Translational Medicine, Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology or Neuroscience) You will be able to complete the Master’s programme in two years. The degree always includes a personal study plan as well as studies in labour market orientation, career planning, and possibly also international activities. If you are aiming for qualification as a biology teacher, you will need 60 credits of teacher’s pedagogical studies in your degree (this applies only to Finnish or Swedish speaking students). Thesis The goal of the Master’s thesis is to develop your skills in scientific thinking, practical research, scientific writing, and project management. You will become familiar with the planning and implementation of a research project in your own field, as well as with oral and written presentation. The thesis is worth 30 credits, of which about half is experimental research. You will acquire the necessary theoretical and methodological skills during the preceding courses of the Master’s programme and during laboratory practice. During your thesis work you will be a member of a research group at the University of Helsinki or elsewhere, and your project will be related to the research being conducted by the group. One or more supervisors will be appointed for your thesis. They will participate in the planning and supervision of the project as well as give you feedback on it. Ca­reer pro­spects After graduating from the Master’s programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences, you will be well-prepared to move on to a career or to continue your studies at the postgraduate level for a PhD degree (see Postgraduate study opportunities). Doctoral studies are a prerequisite if you wish to become a researcher in the academic sector, for example. The Master of Science (MSc) is a generalist degree, giving you the ability to work in basic and applied research and to act as an expert in public administration, the private sector and biotechnology companies. Your choice of specialisation and optional courses allows you to profile your skills in the direction you aim to follow for your future career. You can also take courses from other Master’s programmes at the University of Helsinki or other universities in Finland or abroad. The professional titles of graduates in molecular biosciences include senior researcher, entrepreneur, forensic chemist, research and development chemist, product manager, senior officer, editor and teacher, so your future profession and employment can be as unique as you are. The teaching in the Master’s programme is based on cutting-edge research, so your education will be closely related and applicable to emerging fields such as bio-economy, nanotechnology, personal health and biological drugs. Some hot development areas in biotechnology include renewable energy and environmental technology. These sectors will require new kinds of specialists, who possess a wide and comprehensive understanding of molecular life sciences. After graduation, you could act, for example, in health life sciences as a quality manager or a laboratory specialist, scientific writer, clinical research monitor, or as an expert in administration. Com­pet­ence In the Master’s programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences you will acquire a Master of Science degree (MSc). Finnish or Swedish speaking students also have the possibility to qualify as biology teachers. If you have selected genetics and genomics as your specialisation and are fluent in Finnish or Swedish, you will be eligible to continue your studies towards qualifying as a hospital geneticist, provided that you have chosen the required courses and modules during your studies. More information on qualifying as a biology teacher: blogs.helsinki.fi/molekyylibiotieteet/opinnot/aineenopettajan-suuntautumisvaihtoehto More information on qualifying as a hospital geneticist: www.helsinki.fi/biotieteet/perinnollisyystiede/sairaalageneetikko In­ter­na­tion­al­iz­a­tion The Master's programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences has a multidisciplinary and international teaching staff and research environment, giving you an excellent opportunity to create interdisciplinary and international contacts which will be of great importance for your future career. The Master's programme enables you to participate in international research projects from the beginning of your studies. You will communicate in English, allowing for a smooth transition between international research and specialist environments. You can carry out the research and internship periods included in the Master's programme abroad. You will also have the possibility to take courses for the Master’s degree as an exchange student in foreign collaborating universities. Net­work­ing The Master’s programme in Genetics and Molecular Biosciences is carried out in cooperation among several departments at the University of Helsinki. The main institutions are: The Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and The Department of Biosciences. Instruction is also provided by researchers and teachers in the following: Institute of Biotechnology Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry Integrating Life Sciences Doctoral Programme Teaching cooperation is also carried out with other Master's and Doctoral programmes at the University of Helsinki (e.g. Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology, Neuroscience, Translational Medicine, Life Science Informatics). In addition, you will have the possibility to take certain courses at other Finnish universities through the Flexible Study Rights Agreement (JOO). More information on JOO studies: haku.joopas.fi/index_en Re­search fo­cus The Master’s programme focuses on the key research areas of the University of Helsinki, the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences and the Institute of Biotechnology. In Life Sciences, these include: Genetics and genomics Cellular and developmental biology Biotechnology and molecular biology Structural biology and biophysics Molecular basis of health [-]

Master in Biomedical Science (Medical Immunology) (MSc)

Middlesex University London
Campus 1 - 2 years October 2017 United Kingdom London

This newly launched Masters programme will allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding of advance Immunological concepts. In particular, the course will focus on developing the understanding of how immune system disorders arise and how immunological reagents may be used as therapeutics (immunotherapeutic). You will also be trained to perform a range of immunoassays and will come to understand how these may be used in the diagnosis of disease. [+]

Why study MSc/PGDip/PGCert Biomedical Science at Middlesex University This programme structure in the area of Biomedical Science and Medical Immunology will provide you with the necessary framework and vocabulary in essential and advanced aspects of Immunology. Additionally you will gain the expertise in a range of analytical and technical skills that will equip you to pursue a range of career options. These may include employment within the health service, pharmaceutical industry and education, or, to proceed to further scientific training or research. As part of this programme you will also carry out a research project with a focus on Immunology supervised by research-active experts in the area. This course is designed for those students who have previously studied a related subject in Biomedical Science at university level or who have a basic knowledge of Immunology and are looking to develop an advanced mastery of the subject. Course Highlights This programme is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Scientists (BMS) which is the leading professional body for Biomedical Scientists ... [-]

MSc Toxicology and Environmental Health

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

Our Master’s programme in Toxicology and Environmental Health has been designed with this in mind, training you in the fundamentals of toxicology, environmental epidemiology, emerging toxicological agents such as nanoparticles and zoonotic components, and exposure assessment. [+]

Top Masters of Science in Medicine in Europe 2017. LEARN ALL ABOUT HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT In the course of our day-to-day life, we come into contact with a vast number of chemical, biological, and physical agents that could do us harm. These agents are present in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and even the food we eat. We encounter them when we travel and when we work or when we use consumer goods such as cosmetics or electrical equipment. Determining the source of these risks, and quantifying their effects, requires cooperation by experts across a host of different disciplines. Our Master’s programme in Toxicology and Environmental Health has been designed with this in mind, training you in the fundamentals of toxicology, environmental epidemiology, emerging toxicological agents such as nanoparticles and zoonotic components, and exposure assessment. This programme will enable you to assess the risks present in the workplace or the food chain. The multidisciplinary nature of this programme means that you will have the flexibility to specialise in a particular field or undertake more generalist training in risk assessment. You may also take part in experimental research in the fields of neurotoxicology, immunotoxicology, allergies, in vitro toxicology, endocrine toxicology, environmental toxicology, and chemistry. Alternatively, you may wish to undertake practical work in environmental or occupational exposure assessment engaging in activities such as exposure modelling or in-depth analysis of samples taken from a variety of sources. As a graduate of this programme, you will be qualified to assess the impact of toxicological agents on populations or work environments by applying the principles of environmental and occupational epidemiology. Programme objective This MSc programme will give you the knowledge and skills needed to assess chemical, biological, and physical hazards, as well as the risks associated with exposure to toxicological agents. After completing the MSc programme in Toxicology and Environmental Health, you will: have a thorough understanding of risk assessment terminology, principles, and methodology; be able to perform a basic risk assessment, making use of toxicological or epidemiological data; have a broad appreciation of biological, chemical, and physical environmental health hazards, both indoors and outdoors, as well as their potential impact on human health; understand the multi‐disciplinary nature of risk assessment; have an understanding of current and emerging issues and techniques in health risk assessment; and be able to design and set‐up a targeted health risk assessment, making optimal use of the information and approaches available to you. [-]

MSc Medical Imaging

University of Exeter
Campus Part time 30 months September 2017 United Kingdom Exeter

This programme develops the skills and expertise required to undertake skeletal image interpretation and the provision of associated definitive clinical reports. [+]

This programme develops the skills and expertise required to undertake skeletal image interpretation and the provision of associated definitive clinical reports. Modules within the programme will build on previous learning. Starting with appendicular skeleton interpretation and reporting the programme then moves to consider axial skeleton image interpretation and reporting. Students will have opportunities to complete a research methodology module to equip them as comfortable research users and develop skills as researchers who add to the evidence base. Staff running and teaching on the programme have extensive image interpretation and reporting experience and expertise and provide stimulating and informative lectures. Lectures are supported through blended learning delivered via our online platform and formative self-assessments to allow students to check their own progress. The programme is pending accreditation from the Society and College of Radiographers. Modules and Delivery The programme has a modular structure which when completed will ensure that graduates meet the standard requirements for reporting radiographers. The programme structure consists of two 30 credit modules for the PG Cert, with further 60 credits of modules for the PG Dip, and the addition of the 60 credit MSc research project for the full MSc. Module titles are as follows: Fundamentals and principles of clinical image interpretation and advanced practice Musculoskeletal Pathology Appendicular Skeletal Image Interpretation Axial Skeletal Image Interpretation Applied Research methods Research/Dissertation The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand. Assessment The assessments will use UEMS range of summative and formative assessments and will ensure that students meet the required standards through completion of the required number of practice reports, written assignments, OSE’s and viva’s. The research dissertation will be assessed through completion of a 15-20,000 word thesis. Tuition fees per year 2016/17 UK/EU: £7,250 full-time International: £18,600 full-time [-]

MSc Infection Control

University of Essex Online
Online Part time 24 months Open Enrollment United Kingdom Essex

The MSc Infection Control online has been designed for nurses and other health professionals who have an infection control role in their workplace but is open to anyone with an interest in this area. The course aligns with the framework of competencies outlined by the Infection Prevention Society and will develop your expertise in several key areas of best practice. Delivered as an online course, the MSc Infection Control course gives you the... [+]

Top Masters of Science in Medicine in Europe 2017. MSc Infection Control The MSc Infection Control online has been designed for nurses and other health professionals who have an infection control role in their workplace but is open to anyone with an interest in this area. The course aligns with the framework of competencies outlined by the Infection Prevention Society and will develop your expertise in several key areas of best practice. Delivered as an online course, the MSc Infection Control course gives you the flexibility to study whilst you continue to work full-time. It also allows you to interact with other infection control specialists spread throughout the UK and internationally. Why study this subject? The demand for Infection Control courses has increased in recent years due to super-bug and contagious illness outbreaks such as SMRA, swine flu and Ebola highlighting the need for more effective infection control. The fundamental underpinning of the MSc is that prevention is better than the cure and it is this mentality that will hopefully make outbreaks a thing of the past. Preventing and controlling the spread of infection is one of the key priorities for hospital staff, environmental health officers and healthcare professionals not only in the UK but throughout the world. This advanced-level health masters course has been designed to provide you with the latest knowledge and understanding of infection control practice, giving you the ability to develop and implement strategies to reduce the spread of hospital acquired infection and respond appropriately to an outbreak of infection within a community. You will also be able to advise policy makers and other clinicians on matters relating to infection control. Course structure The MSc Infection Control course is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits at Level 7. Level 7 modules: Introduction to Medical Microbiology and Immunology (30 credits) Public Health and Communicable Disease Control (30 credits) Applied Microbiology and Public Health (30 credits) Research Methods (30 credits) Dissertation (60 credits) Teaching methods and style The MSc Infection Control course is delivered entirely online and individual support will be given to you in a number of ways. The programme leader will be available for overall support via email and you will be assigned a Student Adviser who will be your first point of contact throughout your studies and will serve as your mentor. A research supervisor will be appointed for your dissertation. You will also be encouraged to enlist the support of a specialist in microbiology in your workplace to help you complete the formative assessments. Methods of assessment Each stage of the MSc Infection Control course contains a number of formative (informal) assessments, including multiple choice questionnaires, short answer tests, and practical assignments. The summative assessment for each module consists of four discussion activities and two 2,500 word essays. Career destinations As an MSc Infection Control online student, you will typically be working as a specialist Infection Control Nurse, environmental health officer or other healthcare professional with responsibility for infection control in your role. Upon completion of the MSc course, you will be well placed to take up more senior posts in this area. Entry requirements We have flexible entry requirements that look at both your academic and work-based experience as well as your motivation to do the course. There are two entry routes onto our MSc Infection Control programme: 1 - Academic Entry Route Our applicants are usually registered nurses or health care professionals in full or part-time employment with a minimum of two years post-registration experience. In addition, applicants normally have an Upper Second Class Bachelors degree in a relevant or appropriate subject, or the equivalent from an internationally recognised institution. 2 - Open Entry Route We recognise that many people have a wealth of valuable skills and knowledge developed at work or through training. If you don't meet the above entry requirements, but believe you have the potential to succeed on the MSc Infection Control course, we'll consider your application on its individual merits. [-]

Master's Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences

University of Turku Health and Biomedicine
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Turku

Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences offers extensive training in modern biosciences and/or digital health engineering. The students graduating from this cross-disciplinary programme will have acquired scientific and analytical skills, expertise in present theories and up-to-date technologies as well as practical skills including teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills in an international environment. The acquired methodological skills and advanced knowledge allow the students to continue their career paths in academia or industry. [+]

masters.utu.fi Master's Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences Extensive cross-disciplinary training for future experts! Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences offers extensive training in modern biosciences and/or digital health engineering. The programme offers four different tracks: Health Technology, Medical Analytics and Health Internet-of-Things, Bioinformatics and Molecular Systems Biology. The students graduating from this cross-disciplinary programme will have acquired scientific and analytical skills, expertise in present theories and up-to-date technologies as well as practical skills including teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills in an international environment. The acquired methodological skills and advanced knowledge allow the students to continue their career paths in academia or industry. MASTER DETAILS PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The Master’s degree in Digital Health and Life Sciences is a two-year programme amounting 120 ECTS. The degree is comprised of: Common courses which provides you essential knowledge needed in modern bio-health sciences as well as transferrable skills including mandatory language studies (Finnish for foreigner, 5 ECTS and English: Academic writing skills, 2 ECTS) Track-specific Major subject studies that will provide the state-of-the-art theories and practical skills relevant to the field Master’s thesis and related research project and seminar where you will apply your newly acquired knowledge Selectable studies in different thematic areas and special themes Academic excellence & experience The programme offers four different tracks with specific focus on Digital Health and Life Sciences: Health Technology, Medical Analytics and Health Internet-of-Things (IoT), Bioinformatics and Molecular Systems Biology. The goal of the Health Technology major is an interdisciplinary collaboration between information technology and health sciences. The major consists of studies from the fields of software engineering, information systems and nursing science, giving an excellent stepping stone for students to plan, develop and implement health technology solutions and products for clinical practice and personalised health care. Adapting theoretical knowledge to implement and tune a working solution to a real-life interdisciplinary challenge in an international setting is also an essential part of your studies in this track. The Medical Analytics and Health IoT major brings together skills and principles from computer science, embedded systems as well as from medical sciences to build understanding of theory and practical competences in the field. Unlike many traditional biomedical study programmmes, which are often focused on signal processing and medical machinery, Medical Analytics and Health IoT puts emphasis on contemporary technologies and gives tools to work with the near future ICT technologies. This study track has a strong focus on data analytics and medical Internet of Things while at the same time leveraging from machine learning and software engineering, embedded electronics and security that are strongly represented at Department of Information Technology. When you choose Bioinformatics as your major subject, you will focus on analyses of many kinds of biomedical data, such as DNA sequences and protein structures. Human genome sequences and its variations are at the core of personalised medicine, a growing industry, so more professionals are constantly needed both for developing analysis methods and for running the analyses. You will be participating in actual, new research during your studies and get experience in working in a multidisciplinary team of experts. Molecular Systems Biology offers extensive training in modern molecular biology and specialized education focused on systems biology. In Molecular Systems Biology track you will get a solid understanding of the theories and concepts behind state-of-the-art technologies used for systems biology research in a variety of molecular bioscience disciplines. Hands-on training provided in practical courses and research projects allows you to develop methodological proficiency in current systems biology techniques. The course facilitates strong expertise and active participation in modern bioscience research. Master’s thesis & topics The final project aiming for the Master´s thesis is based on an independent, experimental research project, research seminar and written Master’s thesis. Depending on the study track the final project can consist of a research project focusing on data analysis or other information technological aspects and/or a research project carried out in the laboratory under supervision. The results obtained at the research project will be presented in a Master’s seminar using common procedures known from scientific meetings. The master’s thesis will be written based on the results from the experimental work and a review of relevant background literature. Examples of thesis topics: Health Technology: Ubiquitous Healthcare System based on Internet of Things Semantic Interoperability for Health Systems Using HL7 Standard Rehabilitation evaluation and current simulation assist-treatment for the stroke patients Medical Analytics and Health Internet of Things: Detection of Atrial Fibrillation by Using Smartphone Accelerometer Reconfigurable Framework for Abnormality Aware ECG Monitoring Device Sleep Stages Analysis through Remote Bio Sensors Bioinformatics: Analysis of Alpha CA Genes in Early Vertebrates and High-Invertebrates Probing MST1 Kinase Sequence and Structure for Rational Drug Discovery Optimization and Applications of Large-Scale Biomedical Event Networks Molecular Systems Biology: Do the secreted molecules of gut bacterium Faecalibacterium prausnitzii inhibit the fat accumulation in hepatocytes in vitro? Potential of native microalgae strains grown in wastewater for biodiesel production in Nordic climate Calcium induced proteome changes in isolated chloroplasts of Arabidopsis thaliana CAREER OPTIONS Competence description In the Master’s Degree Programme in Molecular Health and Life Sciences you will learn how to: work in an international and interdisciplinary environment. work in a research group. In the Health Technology track you will: obtain skills to implement health technology solutions understand ICT assisted health processes In the Medical Analytics and Health Internet of Things track you will: obtain expertise in medical data analysis get skills to utilize Internet of Things in healthcare In the Bioinformatics track you will: understand both biological and information technological aspects of bioinformatics handle masses of data through programming analyse biological data with statistical methods In the Molecular Systems Biology track you will: have expertise in current theories in systems biology master state-of-the-art technologies in modern biosciences, including transcriptomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. Job options Master´s Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences educates future experts for positions in academia, industry, and public sector. Students graduating from the programme may work, among others, as: Project manager Research coordinator Research scientist University lecturer Entrepreneur System architect Data analyst Developer Engineer Career in research Master of Science degree provides you with eligibility for scientific postgraduate degree studies. Postgraduate degrees are doctoral and licentiate degrees. Degrees can be completed at the University of Turku in the University of Turku Graduate School and one of the Doctoral Programmes. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirement BSc degree that formally qualifies the applicant to access Master-level studies in the country where it has been completed. This degree should correspond to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to three years of full-time study. Programme-specific requirements The programme is open to applicants with sufficient background knowledge in life sciences, technical sciences and/or natural sciences, and with a lower university degree, BSc degree (180 ECTS). The relevance of previous studies depends on the chosen study track. In the Health Technology, and Medical Analytics and Health IoT tracks, relevant fields of previous studies include Computer Science and Computer Engineering. In the Bioinformatics track, the relevant fields of prior studies are biosciences and information technology, or other relevant fields of studies where sufficient knowledge of information technology and/or biosciences is achieved. In the Molecular Systems Biology track, relevant fields of previous studies include molecular biosciences including biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, molecular plant biology and molecular microbiology. Applicants may choose only one of the four available tracks upon application. Therefore, it is very important that the applicant chooses the track that is closest to the field of his/her previous degree. The decision for admission will be based on the relevance of: the applicant’s awarded degree(s) The amount, relevance and grades of the courses in the degree(s) The language test result (see Language requirements) The motivation letter and possible answers to the optional questions included in the application. Possible online interview The letter of motivation is an important factor in considering the applicant's suitability to the programme, please prepare it carefully. Please notice that the motivation letter may be checked for plagiarism with the Turnitin system of the University of Turku. A previously earned Master's degree does not automatically place the applicant ahead of other applicants. If need be, the most promising applicants will be invited to an online interview. Additional studies The contents of formally eligible applicants' previous degrees do not always correspond to the academic level of the programme. Therefore admitted students can be advised or required to complete additional, Bachelor level studies while studying for the Master's Degree. These studies are not part of the Master's Degree and may extend the targeted study time. In case the applicant lacks previous knowledge only in a certain field which is required to be able to follow a specific course within the Master's Degree Programme, the additional studies may be included in the optional studies of the Master's Degree. The extent and contents of the additional studies are defined in a personal study plan at the beginning of the studies. The amount of required additional studies cannot exceed 60 ECTS. Language Requirements All applicants must prove their knowledge of English in one of the ways accepted by the Faculty. a) applicants must pass a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 575 (paper-based test) / 92 (Internet-based test, no individual scores below 20) or IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing Service) 6.5 (no individual scores below 6.0) or PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) with a minimum score of 62 (no individual scores below 54). Applicants who have completed their Bachelor’s degree in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, USA or the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden) are exempted from the language test. These applicants knowledge of English must be indicated in their Bachelor’s degree certificate. b) CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: pass Grades A, B or C c) CAE (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English): pass Grades A, B or C More detailed language requirements HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY The application period The application period for the programme is yearly around the turn of the year. The studies start in following September. There is only one intake per year and the studies can be started only in the fall. The application period for studies starting in September 2017 is 1 December 2016 – 13 January 2017 at 15:00 (local time in Finland, GMT +2). Please read carefully all the application instructions and detailed admission requirements before applying! Make sure that you fulfill both the admission and language requirements before applying. How to apply Applications are done on the Studyinfo portal (www.studyinfo.fi). Search for the Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Health and Life Sciences, University of Turku. Check the admission requirements carefully. Go to Studyinfo portal, www.studyinfo.fi. Fill in and submit the application form online. Collect the required enclosures Send all your documents to University Admissions Finland ©City of Turku and University of Turku Communications [-]

MSc Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Are you a talented student? And are you interested in the psychosocial factors of epidemiology, such as quality of life and public mental health issues? Then this is the programme for you. [+]

MSc Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology

Are you a talented student? And are you interested in the psychosocial factors of epidemiology, such as quality of life and public mental health issues? Then this is the programme for you.

The two-year programme starts with two parallel modules on the basics of Medicine and Psychology. This ensures a solid background for all students. In addition, there will be more specialized modules.

The core of this programme consists of a research project, resulting in a Master's thesis. In the first year, you will start with this project. The emphasis is on hands-on experience, so that you gain expertise and experience of the full process. To support you with your research, you will be individually linked to a senior researcher in one of the participating research groups.... [-]


MSc in Medical Microbiology

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time 12 - 24 months September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Medical Microbiology primarily deals with microorganisms which cause diseases in humans. The major working fields are the structures of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites, growth [+]

M.Sc. in Medical Microbiology

 

Medical Microbiology primarily deals with microorganisms which cause diseases in humans. The major working fields are the structures of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites, growth properties of microorganisms, pathogenic strategies they develop, diagnostic approaches to infectious diseases and efficiency of antimicrobial agents used for therapy. These phenomena are studied using morphological methods based on optical microscopy, fluorescence microscopy and electron microscopy and various cultivation methods and molecular techniques. The proposed Medical Microbiology Masters of Science Program at Koc University offers a comprehensive training to the graduates who are planning to work in the field of medical microbiology or continue to Doctor of Philosophy programs in the same area. The candidates of the program with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences and Natural Sciences are expected to be equipped with combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in laboratory methods and applications in the light of latest technological approaches.... [-]


MSc in Translational Oncology

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin + 1 more

Cancer research is a significant strength at Trinity College Dublin and is a major focus at the associated teaching hospitals, including St. James's Hospital. Global cancer incidences are rising rapidly each year and research exploring the underlying causes, mechanisms of tumour progression... [+]

Top Masters of Science in Medicine in Europe 2017. MSc in Translational Oncology Cancer research is a significant strength at Trinity College Dublin and is a major focus at the associated teaching hospitals, including St. James's Hospital. Global cancer incidences are rising rapidly each year and research exploring the underlying causes, mechanisms of tumour progression and response to treatments are vitally important. This M.Sc. in Translational Oncology will give both scientists and clinicians an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of the causes and treatment of cancer. This course will explore the cellular, molecular and genetic basis of cancer and will cover both the scientific and clinical challenges pertinent to the management of tissue-specific cancers. All aspects of cancer treatment from diagnostic imaging, to standardised and ‘individualised’ molecular targeted therapies will also be explored. All students will undertake a three month research project in a designated oncology research laboratory, where they will receive training in cellular and molecular oncology. Why undertake this M.Sc? This innovative M.Sc. programme in Translational Oncology is aimed at scientists and clinicians in training who wish to: Develop their research skills Broaden their expertise in oncology Develop advanced knowledge in specific areas of scientific, translational and clinical oncology. The proposed course will offer an opportunity for graduates from a variety of backgrounds to specifically train in translational oncology in advance of undertaking an MD or PhD. The course is run by the Department of Surgery in the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin. The course is held in the Institute of Molecular Medicine, Trinity Centre for Health Science campus in St. James's Hospital, Dublin. Course Content The M.Sc. in Translational Oncology consists of eight compulsory taught core modules. The students will also choose four of six optional modules. Each student is also required to undertake a twelve week research project and submit a dissertation based on the outputs from this research project. The twelve week research project will begin in April once all the taught modules have been completed. Core modules The core modules (5 ECTS each) have been designed to provide in-depth training in the translational oncology areas listed below. Module 1: Cellular and Molecular Basis of Cancer Module 2: Disease-Specific Cancers: Scientific and Clinical Perspectives Module 3: Tumour Immunology Module 4: Radiation, Chemotherapy and Molecular Targeted Therapies Module 5: Cancer Epigenetics, Gene Regulation and Stem Cells Module 6: Molecular Pathology and Diagnostic Imaging Module 7: Clinical Statistics and Medical Ethics Module 8: Molecular Oncology Research Skills Module 9: Research Project with Dissertation Optional modules Students choose four of the six optional modules (5 ECTS each). The optional modules are designed with the view to covering the interests of both scientists and clinicians. Module 10: Obesity, Metabolism and Physical Activity Module 11: Drug Development from Discovery to Commercialization Module 12: Cellular and Genomic Instability Module 13: Tumour Microenvironment Module 14: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutic Toxicity Module 15: Surgical Oncology and Health Economics Research Project with Dissertation The aim of this module is to give students the opportunity to take part in a specifically designed oncology research project, enabling them to put into practice what they have learned during the taught modules, the research skills module and workshops. Each student will be provided with a unique cancer-related research project, which will be closely supervised for the duration of the project by an expert in their respective field. These full time 12 week research projects are a major part of the M.Sc. programme and will provide students with the unique opportunity of being trained by leading experts in the field of oncology research. Course Aims On successful completion of this course, each participant will have gained considerable knowledge and understanding into the causes and treatments of cancer; will have learned how to critically review relevant literature, present data and have the ability to undertake independent cancer research, in addition to: Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the genetic and epigenetic basis of cancer. Identify the scientific and clinical challenges pertinent to treatment and management of site- specific cancers. Describe all aspects of cancer treatment from standard therapies to ‘individualised’ molecular targeted therapies. Appraise the role of molecular diagnostics, pathology and imaging in cancer screening and treatment. Discuss the role of the tumour microenvironment and the immune system in the development of cancer and in cancer therapeutics. Critically appraise research protocols and manuscripts, statistically evaluate data and write research reports. Evaluate the mechanisms linking obesity, diet and lifestyle choices with certain cancers [upon completion of optional module. Discuss the principles of drug discovery from target identification, to validation and commercialisation. Identify the cellular and genomic instability events leading to cancer progression. Evaluate the surgical management of cancer and the impact of health economics on cancer care. Assess the pharmacology of cancer therapeutics and the toxicities associated with anti-cancer drugs. Prepare scientific essays and reports clearly and accurately. Assess research hypothesis, design experimental studies and conduct quality scientific research in an ethical manner and communicate research findings in an appropriate scholarly manner to specialist and non-specialist audiences. Interpret experimental findings and evaluate in relation to study hypothesis and existing research. Critically analyse research findings in terms of experimental design and outcomes. Employ professional development and transferable skills such as teamwork, communication and time management skills which will be acquired throughout this course. Timetable An induction day will be held for students in September 2016, where the course structure, timetables, assessments and content will be explained in detail to the students. Term 1: Formal lectures will take place Monday to Thursday (10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm). However it may be necessary to schedule lectures outside these times to accommodate visiting lecturers. Students will be notified of all changes to the timetable well in advance. Students will also be expected to attend tutorial sessions outside these normal lecturing hours. Examinations for term 1 will be held the week beginning of December Term 2: Formal lectures will take place Monday to Friday (10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm). However it may be necessary to schedule lectures outside these times to accommodate visiting lecturers. Students will be notified of all changes to the timetable well in advance. Students will also be expected to attend tutorial sessions outside the normal lecturing hours. Research skills modules will be run over 3 weeks at the end of term 2, prior to the research project. Term 2 examinations Term 3: Research projects and dissertations (Core module 9) will begin the second week in April and continue for 12 weeks, Students are required to be in their designated laboratories at all times (9am – 6pm Monday to Friday). Admissions This M.Sc. in Translational Oncology is open to both scientific and clinical graduates. Scientific, dental or equivalent candidates must have a minimum of a 2.1 honours degree in any biologically-related discipline. Medical graduates must have a MB, BCh, BAO or equivalent from a recognised medical school. All applicants should provide two academic or clinical references confirming their eligibility and suitability for the course, before their application can be considered. Applications for admission to the course will be made through the online system. Late applications will be considered provided places are available. Non-EU applicants should be aware that processing visa applications can in some cases be a lengthy procedure - apply early where practicable. [-]

University of Essex Online MSc in Infection Control

Stafford
Online Part time 2 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Online Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Online Qatar Qatar Online Oman Oman Online Lebanon Lebanon Online Kuwait Kuwait Online Jordan Jordan Online Iran Iran Online Bahrain Bahrain Online Syria Syria Online + 18 more

This advanced-level health masters course has been designed to provide you with the latest knowledge and understanding of inflection control practice, giving you the ability to develop and implement strategies to reduce the spread of hospital acquired infection and respond appropriately to an outbreak of infection within a community. [+]

No travel required. Personal university tutor. No Exams. Assignment based assessments. Live online lectures and lecturecasts This advanced-level health masters course has been designed to provide you with the latest knowledge and understanding of inflection control practice, giving you the ability to develop and implement strategies to reduce the spread of hospital acquired infection and respond appropriately to an outbreak of infection within a community. You will also be able to advise policy makers and other clinicians on matters relating to infection control. The course aligns with the framework of competencies outlined by the Infection Prevention Society and will develop your expertise in several key areas of best practice. Delivered as an online course, the MSc Infection Control course gives you the flexibility to study whilst you continue to work full-time. It also allows you to interact with other infection control specialists spread throughout the UK and internationally. Entry Requirements For the full degree: Applicants are usually registered nurses or health care professionals in full or part-time employment with a minimum of two years post-registration experience and access to a clinical microbiology department. In addition, applicants normally have a Bachelors degree in a relevant or appropriate subject, or the equivalent from an internationally recognised institution. If you don’t meet the above entry requirements, but believe you have the potential to succeed on the MSc Infection Control course, we’ll consider your application on its individual merits. If English is not your first language, IELTS (Academic) 6.5 or equivalent is required. [-]

MSc in Medicinal Chemistry

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 1 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Buckingham + 1 more

This postgraduate degree course enables you to study aspects of medicinal chemistry that explore the links between disease, mechanisms of action and the development of safe, effective commercial drugs. You have the opportunity to pursue these topics across a number of different disease therapies using the innovative teaching methods pioneered by The Open University, while developing a wide range of skills associated with masters-level study. You study taught modules and... [+]

Top Masters of Science in Medicine in Europe 2017. MSc in Medicinal Chemistry This postgraduate degree course enables you to study aspects of medicinal chemistry that explore the links between disease, mechanisms of action and the development of safe, effective commercial drugs. You have the opportunity to pursue these topics across a number of different disease therapies using the innovative teaching methods pioneered by The Open University, while developing a wide range of skills associated with masters-level study. You study taught modules and take a medicinal chemistry project module that allows you to undertake a substantial piece of independent research based on the knowledge and skills you develop. Educational aims The overall aim of the qualification is to develop knowledge and understanding, cognitive skills, key skills and practical and professional skills in the study of medicinal chemistry, with particular emphasis on molecular aspects and development of drugs. The intention is that you will develop: an understanding of the scientific principles underlying the main topic areas of medicinal chemistry skills essential to postgraduate study in science. After completing the degree you should be able to: use electronic means of communication, information searching and retrieval critically assess a broad range of scientific literature in medicinal chemistry prepare an extended piece of writing, a poster and a presentation that critically engage with current theoretical, methodological and/or practical issues in medicinal chemistry. Teaching, learning and assessment methods Teaching is via module texts, electronic material and online forums. The material provided is mostly resource based, with an online study guide, and you are therefore encouraged to plan and execute your own learning programme. Understanding of principles and concepts is assessed through tutor-marked assignments (TMAs), interactive computer-marked assignments (iCMAs) and online exam/ end-of-module assessments (EMAs). You submit TMAs electronically and receive feedback through the eTMA system. You submit either an online exam (S807, S827) or an EMA (S825/S*810). Feedback on the EMA performance is provided at the end of the module. These skills are developed in the study materials and via online forums. These skills are assessed in the TMAs and the online exam/EMAs. You receive feedback on all your assessed work, with particular emphasis being given to the development of skills through the period of each module. Teaching materials are provided on learning from the media, conducting searches, communication via posters and presentations and critiquing literature. These skills are assessed in the TMAs and the EMAs. You receive feedback on all your assessed work, with particular emphasis being given to the development of skills through the period of each module. Development of these skills builds on the prior skills of the science graduates entering the programme, with some teaching in the study materials and some through feedback from tutors on TMAs, EMA plans your plan for the project module. These skills are assessed in the TMAs and the online exam/EMA on all four modules. The University wishes to emphasise that, while every effort is made to regularly update this site, the material on it is subject to alteration or amendment in the light of changes in regulations or in policy or of financial or other necessity. Career impact Completing this degree course will equip you with a set of key transferable skills which will be relevant for the workplace as well as providing you with a base of postgraduate level science knowledge and understanding. You will learn to critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship within medicinal chemistry, as well as evaluating research methodologies. You will learn to deal with complex issues and make sound judgements and decisions in complex and unpredictable situations. You will learn to communicate information and conclusions to specialist scientific audiences, work effectively as part of a team, demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level. The nature of this qualification will develop your independent learning skills, such as critical reading, as well as enhancing your ICT skills for both literature searching and managing information and strengthening your communication skills with others in both professional and academic contexts. Having this qualification coupled with practical experience could open up career opportunities in various scientific and medical research fields in the public and private sectors, for example, in pharmaceutical companies, the NHS, medical research, universities, commercial laboratories, and independent healthcare providers. Read more about this programme on the Open University website here [-]

MSc in Regenerative Medicine and Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Eindhoven

In cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine of Utrecht University, we have developed a Special Master’s track, named Regenerative Medicine and Technology (RMT). This Special Master’s track, which started in September 2012, aims to educate the next generation of scientists and engineers in regenerative medicine and technology. [+]

In cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine of Utrecht University, we have developed a Special Master’s track, named Regenerative Medicine and Technology (RMT). This Special Master’s track, which started in September 2012, aims to educate the next generation of scientists and engineers in regenerative medicine and technology. This rapidly emerging, multidisciplinary field has significant impact on current and future health care. It combines the expertise of both universities, and includes courses on molecular cell biology, biomaterials, imaging technologies, computational modelling, bioreactor technology and translational research. The program will comprise a mixture of courses, research-driven internships, an (international) externship and an in-depth research project. Students will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories at both universities. The program trains multidisciplinary researchers to innovate at the intersection of biomedical science, technology and clinical applications. Check the current website regularly for the most recent developments. [-]

MSc in Inherited Hemoglobin Disorders: Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Syndromes

University of Nicosia
Online Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia

To increase access of quality health care to patients with haemoglobin disorders: thalassaemia and sickle cell syndromes globally consequent to strengthening the education, training and skills of medical specialists in the control and treatment of inherited haemoglobin disorders. [+]

Top Masters of Science in Medicine in Europe 2017. Duration (years): 3 semesters Qualification Awarded: Master of Science in Inherited Hemoglobin Disorders: Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Syndromes Level of Qualification: Master Degree (2nd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Distance Learning Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: General 1. To increase access of quality health care to patients with haemoglobin disorders: thalassaemia and sickle cell syndromes globally consequent to strengthening the education, training and skills of medical specialists in the control and treatment of inherited haemoglobin disorders; 2. To support the development of effective control strategies, that is prevention and treatment globally. Specific 1. To develop an educational programme at the postgraduate level of Master of Science to cover the holistic care of haemoglobin disorders addressed to medical specialists globally; 2. To utilize the knowledge, experience, expertise of a diverse range of medical and scientific disciplines from the different parts of the world, particularly Europe, where successful control programmes have been established and where wide research programmes have been conducted for developing the programme curriculum; 3. To bring the control of haemoglobin disorders, including the components of prevention and treatment, to the forefront of the agendas of health authorities at the national level and the regional and international level including official bodies such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the European Union (EU), and support their integration into established official programmes including non-communicable diseases or prevention of birth defects programmes or rare diseases programmes in Europe; 4. To bring to the forefront of the agendas of professional health bodies, industry and research the needs to allocate more resources and focus on further improvement in the care and total cure mainly of these diseases; 5. The components of prevention and management of these diseases constitute an example for building up and constructing control programmes for other genetic diseases. Career Prospects: There has been a long term request from many countries around the world on the needs of education of medical specialists in the field to allow the promotion of these disorders on the national health agendas and on the guidance of policy makers at the national level to develop appropriate programmes. Therefore, graduates of this program would have employment opportunities in universities, specialized health centers, government health offices, in national associations and in international offices promoting worldwide health (such as the WHO or international associations). Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Second Cycle degrees (Master’s Degree) Graduation Requirements The student must complete 90 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, the students should be 1. Able to acquire in-depth knowledge on how to treat patients with haemoglobin disorders with confidence; 2. Able to fully understand the genetics and pathophysiology as well as the natural history of these disorders in order to achieve the best possible outcomes; 3. Confident in the interpretation of laboratory, radiological and other results both for the purposes of accurate diagnosis but also for the follow up of patients under treatment; 4. Able to evaluate the impact of the inherited haemoglobin disorders on the economical and public health aspects, understand their social repercussions and promote effective control programmes including effective prevention and appropriate clinical management; 5. Able to work, collaborate closely and guide policy makers on developing effective control programmes and with official bodies, including WHO and the EU, in promoting the implementation of the specific resolutions adopted by World Health Assembly (WHA) in 2006 and the Recommendation of 2011 by the EU, to Member States and/or their integration into their established programmes of non-communicable diseases or prevention of birth defects or rare diseases programmes. [-]

Pediatric Obesity

The College of Contemporary Health
Online Part time 12 weeks April 2017 United Kingdom London

This module focuses on the challenges of the obesogenic environment and how to mitigate it for children aged 2-18 years... [+]

Online Distance Learning This module focuses on the challenges of the obesogenic environment and how to mitigate it for children aged 2-18 years. This module is validated by London South Bank University. Module Aims The module aims to: Provide an understanding of the challenges we face in tackling paediatric obesity. Review the immediate and long-term health and well-being consequences of paediatric obesity. Facilitate the design of best practice protocols for prevention and treatment of obesity, suitable for children between 2 years and 18 years. Add to the body of knowledge in Obesity DebateGraph Module Content Obesity in the 2-18 year old age range generates immediate and long-term health and well-being consequences. In this module, nutritional, genetic and environmental risk factors are reviewed. Trends and patterns – locally and globally will be considered along with preventative and treatment approaches and initiatives in different settings. Analysis of the ongoing repercussions of obesity in this period, both physiologically and, particularly, psychologically, are key issues, along with the roles of parents, teachers, and government in addressing this problem. Each module intake starts with a specifically designed Introduction to Academic Online Learning. Students are required to complete some simple assignments to ensure they are able not only to work in the online environment but also are aware of the requirements for academic study at this level. Teaching and Learning Strategy Methods of delivery include: audio and visual presentations involving interactive e-learning units and presentations, Discussion Forums, academic tutorials and group work. Students learn through engaging in critical reflective practice on cases and course material that is recorded in their Potfolio; Debategraph; Discussion Forums; critiquing articles; casework; group work; and research-based assignments. Assessment The assessment of this module includes formative and summative assessments that develop and assess: participation in Discussion Forums; self reflection and reflection on peer contributions; evaluation of the validity and reliability of information sources both for themselves and the public; research based case led assignment. Who Is This Course For? CCH courses have been specifically developed for Health professionals who are interested in advancing their understanding of obesity and developing more practical methods for the management and treatment of obesity. The course is most suitable for GPs, doctors, nurses, physicians, surgeons, physiotherapists, dieticians, nutritionists, psychologists, and counsellors running weight-management clinics. Entry Requirements In order to be considered for entry to this module applicants are normally required to have the following qualifications: A Bachelor degree equivalent to Second Class Honours Upper Division (2:1) in a relevant health or social care, or biomedical discipline or evidence of equivalent health and/or social care experience which equates to Level 6 abilities eg working as a senior nurse/midwife or healthcare practitioner in a leadership or management role which requires evidence of critical analysis and evaluation. Students should be working in a relevant area and have a minimum of one year experience. Proficiency in the English Language (equivalent of IELTS Level 7, min 6.5 in all components). Students studying the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc would normally have taken all 3 modules of the Postgraduate Certificate in Obesity Care and Management prior to studying this module. [-]

MSc in Physician Associate Studies

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Online Full time 4 months September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

This Masters level Physician Associate programme is designed for students who have already graduated with a PGDip in Physician Assistant/Associate Studies from a UK or Irish university. [+]

Top Masters of Science in Medicine in Europe 2017. This Masters level Physician Associate programme is designed for students who have already graduated with a PGDip in Physician Assistant/Associate Studies from a UK or Irish university. This programme is studied on a full-time basis for 4 months. There is also a flexible option which needs to be completed within 6 years of graduation from PGDip Physician Assistant/Associate Studies. You will find information on the University of Birmingham PGDip Physician Associate programme on our web pages. You will complete a research methods module (unless you have relevant previous research experience, in which you may be exempted) and then identify a research project in liaison with a Birmingham academic, probably from the core Physician Associate faculty. You will then be supervised through gathering data, analysis and write-up and hopefully publication. Why study this course Birmingham is a well-respected research-orientated institution with a large faculty dedicated to the Physician Associate course and excellent library facilities. The research methods module is distance learning and the Masters can be completed in your own time. Several alumni from our PGDip Physician Associate programme that have successfully completed their Masters. Modules Students may be required to attend the Research Methods distance module and will be required to complete a 10,000 word dissertation. Entry requirements You will need to have gained a PGDip in Physician Assistant/Associate Studies from a UK or Irish University. Employability A Masters qualification for a PA is an important step into the higher echelons of the profession, especially for those aiming for leadership roles in the NHS or in academia. [-]