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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 Part time MScs in Medicine. 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 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 [-]

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. [+]

Top Part time MScs in Medicine. 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 Part time 1 - 7 years August 2017 United Kingdom Buckingham

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... [+]

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 [-]

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... [+]

Top Part time MScs in Medicine. 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 Inherited Hemoglobin Disorders: Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Syndromes

University of Nicosia
Online 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. [+]

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. [-]

MSc Medical Genetics

The Cyprus School of Molecular Medicine
Campus Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia

The program promotes excellence and educates students on the significant issues in Medical Genetics. The challenging curricula includes mandatory taught courses which cover the main aspects of Medical Genetics and a number of elective courses enabling students to broaden their knowledge on other fields of Medical Genetics. The MSc Research or Library Projects on various aspects of Medical Genetics are conducted in the state-of-the-art Departments and Clinics of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING). [+]

Top Part time MScs in Medicine. The program promotes excellence and educates students on the significant issues in Medical Genetics. The challenging curricula includes mandatory taught courses which cover the main aspects of Medical Genetics and a number of elective courses enabling students to broaden their knowledge on other fields of Medical Genetics. The MSc Research or Library Projects on various aspects of Medical Genetics are conducted in the state-of-the-art Departments and Clinics of the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING). As an International Centre of Excellence, CING carries out pioneering research in Medical Genetics and therefore provides MSc students with the knowledge and tools to complete a competitive Research or Library Project. MSc Students have the opportunity to attend courses in innovative fields which include Cytogenetics and Genomics, Molecular Genetics, Methodologies and Technologies Applied in Medical Genetics and Biochemical Basis of Genetic Diseases. Entry Requirements To be admitted to the MSc Programs, a student must meet at least the minimum requirements listed below: 1. A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized accredited institution, in a related field 2. English Language Certification or other accepted International Standard, if graduated from a school where English is not the language of instruction. Application Procedure The available positions for new students are announced on the CSMM website and in the press during the last week of January, before the beginning of the academic year. Required Documents 1. A Completed Online Application Form 2. Two Academic References 3. Academic Transcripts 4. English Language Certificate (if not graduated from an English speaking University) Tuition Fees and Scholarships Education is an investment in your future and the CSMM is committed to offering an accessible education to all successful applicants. Scholarships are offered to MSc students subject to availability. Students of the CSMM are entitled to apply for a Government grant based on the Government’s assessment criteria. Scholarships & Grants Publicly-Funded Grants Students of the CSMM are entitled to apply for a publicly-funded grant based on the Government’s assessment criteria. CSMM Scholarships A number of full and partial scholarships to cover tuition fees are awarded to MSc students based on academic criteria. The exact amount and number of scholarships that are offered is always subject to the yearly budget of the School. [-]

MSc Applied Health Research

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

This one-year intercalated BSc in Management in Primary Care is designed for medical students who want to prepare themselves for working in primary care and community, public health or management. The course modules are designed [+]

This one-year intercalated BSc in Management in Primary Care is designed for medical students who want to prepare themselves for working in primary care and community, public health or management. The course modules are designed to help students develop critical appraisal skills and knowledge of research methods, as well as how to effectively manage a health care organisation. The ability to effectively manage organisations and make difficult decisions around budget allocations is more important than ever with the creation of the Clinical Commissioning Groups. Fifty per cent of medical graduates may enter general practice and this course is designed to help students develop these essential extra skills. Our BSc in Management in Primary Care allows students to gain clinical experience alongside the learning of academic skills which can be applied to all aspects of the medical field. This is a full-time degree lasting for one academic year. In the autumn term, you will focus on research methods and analysis for understanding the different models of the patient/doctor consultation, determinants of health, public health, primary care systems, and the management of health organisations. You will be attached to a GP Practice and in the spring term, you will spend at least one day a week in a GP practice working on a research project. All students will then be supported to write up the research findings for academic publication. During spring term, you will be able to take a number of optional modules at the Kent Business School. [-]

Medical and Healthcare Devices - MSc

University of Bolton
Campus 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Bolton

The MSc in Medical and Healthcare Devices is a unique and flexible course for graduates, scientists and technologists. Study on the course will build an excellent range of knowledge and expertise if you are looking to begin a career in the sector or it will enhance and support your personal development if you are already working in this field. As a student on the course you will develop an understanding of the properties of advanced... [+]

Top Part time MScs in Medicine. Medical and Healthcare Devices - MSc The MSc in Medical and Healthcare Devices is a unique and flexible course for graduates, scientists and technologists. Study on the course will build an excellent range of knowledge and expertise if you are looking to begin a career in the sector or it will enhance and support your personal development if you are already working in this field. As a student on the course you will develop an understanding of the properties of advanced materials and how they affect the design of medical and healthcare devices. You will study intelligent bioengineering systems and consider how smart materials, micro-electronics and mechanical and information technology knowledge are used in the development of these devices. These studies will be supported by considering the principles that underpin the development and application of advanced materials and also regulations, procedures and principles that are applied to this sector. In addition, you will study the use of healthcare and medical devices in the specific context of human anatomy, physiology, illness, disease and rehabilitation. A key component of the course will be your personal research project in which you will use your knowledge and skills to carry out a relevant and original study in an area that will be agreed with your course tutor. This research will be carried out either in your workplace or at the University. About the course The MSc Medical and Healthcare Devices course is interdisciplinary and will be delivered at the University of Bolton’s Institute for Materials Research and Innovation (IMRI) in collaboration with the Schools of Business & Creative Technologies (BCT) and Health & Social Sciences (HSS). IMRI is a multidisciplinary centre in which research and innovation is carried out in collaboration with industry and other academic institutions. It is the leader in the UK – and is known internationally – for its research and applications development in the field of applied materials science and engineering. Developments carried out within IMRI include new, designer and novel smart and multifunctional materials in fibres, films, foams and particles, at nano and micro levels, as well as associated processing technologies that have the potential for development to compete in the global marketplace. Throughout your studies you will have opportunities to interact and collaborate with medical and healthcare device companies, UK medical and dental schools and the NHS. Teaching for each module is delivered as a short course lasting up to two weeks. Written work for each module is in the form of an integrated learning package (ILP) which consists of three parts, each with set times and deadlines for submission. The work may take the form of essays, projects, seminars and case study analyses. It is assessed in parts and feedback will be given during the allocated period of self-study. Key skills will be developed and assessed at appropriate stages during each part of the assignment. Oral presentation of aspects of your ILP may be required in some modules. You will be required to complete the ILP within 7-12 weeks of finishing the module to be awarded full credits. Individual project work, primarily for your research project, will be undertaken within your workplace wherever possible. This will ensure relevance to the employer, access to appropriate facilities and allow sufficient time to be spent on practical work. Where this is not feasible, projects may be based and carried out at the University. Each module, with its completed integrated learning package, is worth 15 or 30 credits and your project is worth 60 credits. Accumulation of 180 credits in total leads to the award of the MSc degree. Special features Teaching for each module is delivered as a short course that will last no more than two weeks. The rest of your study is very flexible and may be carried out away from the University. Class sizes are small which means you will be able to work closely with your fellow students and your tutor. Your subject of study and your personal project means you have the opportunity to work in an area that is of personal interest or that is closely related to your role in your place of work. What you will learn As a graduate of this course you will be part of a new generation of technologically-advanced scientists with the potential to lead future developments in the fields of medical and healthcare devices. You will learn about advanced materials science technologies, the methodologies and applications used in state-of-the-art medical and healthcare device technologies and associated science-based industries. You will develop the knowledge and skills that will enable you to relate the physical and chemical structures of advanced materials to their microscopic and macroscopic properties, create novel approaches to technological problems, design and perform experiments in the medical and healthcare devices area and apply appropriate statistical analysis methods throughout these studies. These skills will be placed in context by learning about universal standards and ethical and regulatory issues relating to healthcare and medical devices and considering issues of technology, economy and physiology that may influence material choice, manufacturing design, processing conditions and modes of application. What you will study You will study 6 modules: - Introduction to Medical Devices and Product Regulations; - Human Physiology and Biotechnology; - Biomedical Devices and Product Development; - Intelligent Bioengineering Systems; - Research Methods (including an introduction to innovation and intellectual property management); - Research Project. Entry requirements You should have at least a lower second class honours degree (2.2), or equivalent, in a science or technology-related subject. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent). [-]

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 Biology and Control of Parasites and Disease Vectors

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine
Campus 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool

This programme provides advanced contemporary training in parasitology and the study of disease vectors. The broad scope of the programme ranges from the biology, immunology, ecology and population biology of the organisms to public health and disease epidemiology. In addition to providing a solid foundation in parasite and vector biology, the programme provides practical experience of essential techniques, as well as significant theoretical and practical knowledge in all important and topical areas of the field, all taught within an active and exciting scientific environment. [+]

Top Part time MScs in Medicine. This programme provides advanced contemporary training in parasitology and the study of disease vectors. The broad scope of the programme ranges from the biology, immunology, ecology and population biology of the organisms to public health and disease epidemiology. In addition to providing a solid foundation in parasite and vector biology, the programme provides practical experience of essential techniques, as well as significant theoretical and practical knowledge in all important and topical areas of the field, all taught within an active and exciting scientific environment. Home fee: £8,100 (for 2015/16) Overseas fee: £18,000 (for 2015/16) Academic requirements: Open to graduates with an Honours degree (2.ii or equivalent) in the biological sciences or a medical/veterinary degree. Medical or Veterinary students who have completed at least three years of study and wish to intercalate are also accepted onto the programme. Overseas candidates with other qualifications may be accepted, particularly if they have the relevant experience through working in an appropriate field for a number of years. Recognition of prior learning: All programmes of study will permit entry with credit attributed to previous certificated study up to a total of one third of the credits required to be awarded a MSc Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Award Work experience: Candidates with HND and substantial relevant experience may also be considered. English language requirements: The programme is taught in English. Students whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years. Specific aims: To produce graduates who are experienced, committed, informed, proactive and effective professionals, capable of taking substantial and leading professional roles To facilitate high quality learning that is informed by critical analysis of current research To enable students to conduct independent research in the laboratory and/or field To develop independent and reflective approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue to learn in the future To equip students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to develop a career in research, training or control of parasitic and vector-borne diseases To provide practical experience of a range of specialised technical and analytical skills relevant to the study of parasites and disease vectors Careers Many alumni of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) hold prominent positions in health ministries, universities, hospitals and international organisations throughout the world. Graduates are competitively placed to begin PhD programmes, seek employment as research assistants, work in developing countries with a wide range of employers, or return to previous employers with enhanced knowledge and skills with which to advance their existing careers. Graduates of the MSc Biology & Control of Parasites and Disease Vectors typically follow careers in research or training in areas related to the control of infectious disease, in particular parasitic and vector-borne tropical diseases. [-]

MSc Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health (Online MSc Specialisation)

Wageningen University
Online & Campus Combined Part time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Wageningen

Online Master specialization within the MSc Nutrition and Health [+]

The Online Master Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health is a specialisation within the MSc Nutrition and Health.

Online Master

The online master specialisation is designed for part-time study (approx. 20 hrs/week) to combine work and study or in the context of Life-Long-Learning. A course-programme of 2 years will be followed by a tailor-made internship and Master thesis. The internship and thesis will together take up either 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time. During the courses, you will closely collaborate with lecturers, tutors and fellow distance learning students using a virtual learning platform. The course programme includes a short stay of one week on Wageningen Campus together with the other students in this programme. There are options to organise the academic internship and Master thesis in your own professional context, either parttime or full-time. ... [-]


MSc in Cancer Biology

University of Kent, School of Biosciences
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

The MSc in Cancer Biology has been designed for students who wish to gain an advanced education and training in the biological sciences, within the context of a disease that affects a large proportion of the global population. The course provides training in the modern practical, academic and research skills that are used in academia and industry. [+]

Top Part time MScs in Medicine. Do you want to undertake a postgraduate degree within the biological sciences that enhances your employability in a range of different careers? Are you passionate about improving healthcare for cancer, a disease that affects 1 in 3 people? Do you want to study within a School that is recognised as one of the best teaching departments in the UK, and work with active cancer researchers to develop new therapies? The MSc in Cancer Biology has been designed for students who wish to gain an advanced education and training in the biological sciences, within the context of a disease that affects a large proportion of the global population. The course provides training in the modern practical, academic and research skills that are used in academia and industry. Through a combination of lectures, small-group seminars and practical classes, students will apply this training towards the development of new therapies. The programme culminates with a research project that investigates the molecular and cellular basis of cancer biology or the development of new therapies under the supervision of active cancer research scientists. Course content The MSc in Cancer Biology involves studying for 120 credits of taught modules, as indicated below. The taught component takes place during the Autumn and Spring terms, while a 60-credit research project take place over the Summer months. The assessment of the course will involve a mixture of practical classes, innovative continuous assessment to gain maximise transferable and professional skills, and examinations. In additional to traditional scientific laboratory reports, experience will be gained in a range of scientific writing styles relevant to future employment, such as literature reviews, patent applications, regulatory documents, and patient information suitable for a non-scientific readership. The individual modules are as follows: Science at work (30 credits) Practical and Applied Research Skills for Advanced Biologists (30 credits) The molecular and cellular basis of cancer (15 credits) The Molecular and Cellular Basis of Cancer (15 credits) Genomic stability and cancer (15 credits) Cancer Therapeutics: From the Laboratory to the Clinic (15 credits) Cancer Research in Focus (15 credits MSc Project (60 credits) Admissions requirements and fees Students must have, or expect to have, minimum 2:1 honours degree in a biosciences-related subject. Applications will be considered throughout the year and places filled on a competitive basis on the strength of the applications received. Please note that the School of Biosciences has a number of funding and scholarship opportunities for master's students. Please visit the funding and scholarships page to review eligibility criteria and the application procedure. [-]

MSc Biomedical Sciences - Neurobiology: Molecular Neurosciences

University of Amsterdam
Campus 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

A basic understanding of molecular principles holds the key towards unique treatment paradigms for psychiatric and neurological diseases such as schizophrenia and Parkinson’s. The Master’s track in Molecular Neurosciences provides a training platform for students who have the ambition to play a major role in looking for solutions for the diseases of today and tomorrow. [+]

The function of the brain is the result of an extremely complex integration of signaling units: neurons. In order to understand the role of neurons in health and disease, it is essential to understand the fundamental mechanisms underlying neuronal function. With the progress made in genetics in recent years, it has become a great ambition to understand what all these genes are doing in neuronal systems. A basic understanding of molecular principles holds the key towards unique treatment paradigms for psychiatric and neurological diseases such as schizophrenia and Parkinson’s. The Master’s track in Molecular Neurosciences provides a training platform for students who have the ambition to play a major role in looking for solutions for the diseases of today and tomorrow. Goals The goals of the track are to: provide an essential theoretical framework in molecular neurosciences; prepare the student to be a critical researcher; prepare the student to work independently in a molecular neuroscience lab; prepare the student to report on his/her results in written and spoken form; train the student in the research process: research question> design experiment> interpret results> define following research question(s); train the student in applying for research funding. Programme outline Courses The track starts with a mandatory course of three months covering several topics: Development and specification of neuronal systems; Signaling pathways in neuronal systems; Stem-cell fate and cortical genesis. Each topic includes one week of full-time practical work. These practical assignments include the use of state of the art techniques such as in-utero and ex-vivo gene transfer in the brain and FACS. At the end of the course, students will be given a theoretical assignment to integrate theory and practice. It is possible to combine this Master's programme with a different major or additional courses (at the UvA or other universities). Internships & thesis After the core course, an initial internship is planned for about 40 ECTS. At the end of the year, a student symposium is held where the data of the internships will be presented and discussed with colleagues and supervisors. In the second year, a second internship will be planned with the goal to go abroad. Alongside this internship, a second optional course can be taken in order to obtain a formal certificate in animal work. The second year will be finalised by writing a research thesis (literature review , 12 ECTS). [-]

Master of Science in Oriental Medicine

Wongu University
Campus 4 years September 2017 USA Las Vegas

Wongu University of Oriental Medicine offers a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine. The program consists of 2,500 hours of didactic instruction and 1000 hours of clinical training, for a total of 3,500 hours (300 credits) and may be completed in as little as 48 months (4 academic years). Most of the courses are devoted to the study and practice of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, integrated with courses in Western medical sciences and practice management. [+]

Top Part time MScs in Medicine. Master of Science in Oriental Medicine Wongu University of Oriental Medicine offers a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine. The program consists of 2,500 hours of didactic instruction and 1000 hours of clinical training, for a total of 3,500 hours (300 credits) and may be completed in as little as 48 months (4 academic years). Most of the courses are devoted to the study and practice of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, integrated with courses in Western medical sciences and practice management. Wongu operates year-round on a quarter system, with the majority of students enrolled full-time. Students with approved medical background may complete the program in less than the prescribed time. The maximum time permitted to complete the program is 8 years. The curriculum is arranged sequentially so that knowledge acquired in one quarter is fundamental to the understanding of courses in the following quarter(s). The courses are designed to integrate Western medicine with TCM Theory, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tuina, Taiji, and Qigong, to provide a more comprehensive understanding of Oriental medicine. After developing a solid foundation in TCM Theory and Diagnosis, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Herbal Formulas, Tuina, Taiji and Qigong, students move on to study more advanced materials such as Traditional Chinese Internal Medicine, TCM Pediatrics, TCM Gynecology, TCM Dermatology, etc. The Chinese medical classics such as Huangdi Neijing, Shang Han Lun, and Wen Bing are also covered. Traditional Chinese Medicine is based upon the study of the theories of Yin and Yang, Five Elements, and Eight Principles. A Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner is able to determine the condition of a patient’s health by feeling and studying the pulse, observing the tongue, and asking specific questions. MISSION, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES Wongu University of Oriental Medicine Mission Statement: The mission of Wongu University of Oriental Medicine is to educate students to become skilled Oriental medicine practitioners possessing compassion and integrity. Programmatic Goals: Further the understanding regarding Oriental medicine with other healthcare communities and the public at large. Provide students with a thorough understanding of the theories and systems of traditional Oriental medicine and knowledge of the historical roots Train students in the clinical skills required to apply that knowledge in the safe and effective treatment of patients. Enable graduates to function collaboratively as a healthcare provider in the modern healthcare system Train competent practitioners, advocates and leaders of Oriental medicine. Program Educational Objectives: Graduates of Wongu University’s master’s degree program will be able to: Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of traditional Oriental medicine theory and practices in the areas of acupuncture, Oriental herbal medicine, Korean traditional medicine, qi cultivation, and Oriental bodywork. Demonstrate knowledge of biomedical clinical sciences, including diagnosis, physical examination, laboratory tests and procedures. Collect the necessary information using traditional Oriental medicine diagnostic methods to formulate a proper OM diagnosis. Create treatment strategy based on the diagnosis and administer treatment plans with appropriate modalities and techniques. Plan and execute an effective herbal treatment and understand professional issues related to the appropriate herbal management, herb-drug interactions, and consultation. Effectively guide patients in a healthy lifestyle including nutrition and exercise. Assess effectiveness and modify treatments according to changes in the patient's presentation. Recognize signs and symptoms necessitating referrals to appropriate complementary healthcare providers in the biomed community. ACCREDITATION Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM): Wongu University of Oriental Medicine has been granted Candidacy status for institutional accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for freestanding institutions and colleges of acupuncture or Oriental medicine that offer such programs. The Master's’ degree – Oriental Medicine program in English of the Wongu University of Oriental Medicine has been granted Candidacy status by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM), which is the recognized accrediting agency for programs preparing acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioners. ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS A four-year bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of education. A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. Students who were educated outside the United States must meet the same admissions requirements as U.S.-educated applicants. Credentials must be equivalent to those of U.S.-trained applicants and will need to be formally evaluated by an independent credentials evaluation agency before the application can be formally considered. International institutions’ transcripts must be submitted with the appropriate translation and equivalency analysis from a recognized agency that is a member of The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), such as World Education Services (www.wes.org), or Educational Records Evaluation Service at www.eres.com. A list of approved agencies can be found on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services website: www.naces.org. Students who were educated outside the United States must successfully demonstrate written and oral competency in English. These applicants must submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of at least 500 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or at least 61 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet based test (iBT), which also requires a minimum speaking exam score of 26 and a minimum listening exam score of 22, or a level 6 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. OR students must have completed a two-year (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) baccalaureate level education in an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or from an equivalent English language institution in another country. [-]