University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Introduction

The College of Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham is a major international centre for research and education in medicine, medical sciences, dentistry, nursing and physiotherapy.

Bringing together healthcare-related research and education,the Collegeconsists of the following five schools: Cancer Sciences, Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Dentistry, Health and Population Sciences, and Immunity and Infection.

The principal base of the College lies immediately between the main campus of the University and the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. Other key NHS Trust buildings are also on the same campus including Birmingham Women’s Hospital and The Barberry (Psychiatric) Hospital.

We are the largest of the five University colleges with over 1400 members of staff.

Education

The College provides an impressive portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate taught and research programmes. Programmes at all levels are delivered by some of the UK’s most respected clinicians and health professionals, providing you with the best possible learning experience.

A wide range of continuing professional development (CPD) training is also available from just a few hours toa few weeks to top up your skills and knowledge and stay ahead of the game. Most courses are offered from of our on-site conference facilities, the Centre for Professional Development, which has a range of meeting, training and breakout rooms, state of the art AV equipment and business facilities for delegates.

The College has a close relationship with the National Health Service, charities, sporting organisations and private sector healthcare. This facilitates the translation of research into real improvements in patient care.

The College works closely with many of the teaching hospitals, primary care trusts and training practices across the English West Midlands. Students are encouraged to broaden their knowledge and experience by working across a wide range of organisations and experiencing the varied cultures and demographics of the West Midlands.

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Programs

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BSc

BSc in Biomedical Science

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

BSc Biomedical Science, the new name for our highly successful BMedSc Medical Science course, explores the science of the human body and the causes of diseases that affect humans. [+]

BSc Biomedical Science, the new name for our highly successful BMedSc Medical Science course, explores the science of the human body and the causes of diseases that affect humans. Based in the University of Birmingham Medical School, our programme explores the major body systems right down to the cellular and molecular level and is constantly updated to reflect the latest developments in the field. You’ll learn from experts who carry out medical and fundamental scientific research in these areas. You’ll be taught in our state-of-the-art newly refurbished laboratories, including our modern prosectorium, where you’ll find out how research translates into advances in clinical practice. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a 10-week research project with our internationally recognised research groups as well as the chance to take an optional placement year either in an industrial or a clinical setting. Financial support is also available to some students opting to take on summer projects in the College’s laboratories. The career options open to our graduates are varied. The majority go on to be professional scientists. Many pursue further training and qualifications, including Masters, PhD and Medicine programmes. Our Biomedical Science programme is delivered by staff in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. You’ll be taught by experts who cover all the major disciplines of biomedical science. We are modifying our course from 2014, so that you’ll follow a broad curriculum in the first and second year, with some choice in the second year to work on a topic of particular... [-]

BSc in Dental Hygiene and Therapy

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

This is an integrated programme, approved by the General Dental Council, leading to a qualification in dental hygiene and dental therapy. It is a collaborative programme funded via the Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust and validated by the University. [+]

Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists work closely with other members of the Dental team. They are able to carry out preventive and periodontal treatments for adults and children. They carry out a variety of treatments on a wide range of patients including fillings, radiographs and impressions. They may also extract deciduous teeth, undertake pulpotomies and place preformed crowns on children’s teeth. This is an integrated programme, approved by the General Dental Council, leading to a qualification in both Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy. It is a collaborative programme which is delivered by the Birmingham School of Dental Hygiene and Therapy, which is part of the Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust. The funding is provided through the Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust and the BSc in Dental Hygiene and Therapy is validated by the University of Birmingham, via the collaborative agreement. You will be taught in our new Dental Hospital and School, which opened in April 2016, just a mile from the University's main campus in Edgbaston. As the first integrated, stand-alone dental hospital and dental school to be built in the UK for almost 40 years, the new £50 million hospital will provide world-class research facilities and a modern learning environment for more than 600 undergraduate and postgraduate students and trainees. First year In dental hygiene, clinical practice is a major component of the early part of the programme, preparing you for seeing your first patient in the second term in your first year. Professionalism is introduced in year one... [-]

Bachelor

BDS in Dental Surgery

Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

The course at Birmingham is regulated by the General Dental Council (GDC) and will provide you with a solid foundation of learning on which to base your clinical experience and patient care. The ongoing strand of whole patient care in Clinical Practice enables you to integrate speciality teaching and perform the most appropriate treatment for your patients. [+]

Dentistry is a challenging and rewarding profession. In the context of an ageing population who are retaining teeth into old age, the importance of understanding interactions between general and oral health is paramount. Excellent communication skills are needed to enable dentists to treat patients as individuals and a sound understanding of the biological basis of oral disease and preventive approaches to care are essential foundations of dental practice. Advances in technology and dental materials have increased the scope of practice and the expansion in the numbers of Dental Care Professionals (DCPs) has led to an emphasis on the dentist’s role as a diagnostician and team leader together with the dentist focusing on undertaking complex, rather than routine, dental treatments. The course at Birmingham is regulated by the General Dental Council (GDC) and will provide you with a solid foundation of learning on which to base your clinical experience and patient care. The ongoing strand of whole patient care in Clinical Practice enables you to integrate speciality teaching and perform the most appropriate treatment for your patients. You will be taught in our brand new Dental Hospital and School, currently under development just a mile from the University's main campus in Edgbaston. As the first integrated, stand-alone dental hospital and dental school to be built in the UK for almost 40 years, the new £50 million hospital will provide world-class research facilities and a modern learning environment for more than 600 undergraduate and postgraduate students and trainees. The University of Birmingham... [-]

BMedSc in Biomedical Materials Science

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

This degree offers you the opportunity to gain a comprehensive background in the medical science and engineering of materials for repairing or replacing damaged, diseased or missing tissues in the human body. [+]

Artificial hip and knee joints, replacement blood vessels and heart valves, artificial teeth and fillings, contact lenses, modern drug delivery systems and tissue engineering are just a few of the growing number of applications of biomedical materials. This degree offers you the opportunity to gain a comprehensive background in the medical science and engineering of materials for repairing or replacing damaged, diseased or missing tissues in the human body. The Biomedical Materials Science course is one of the few courses focussing equally on the biological and material sciences and our graduates therefore find career opportunities in a wide range of areas related to medical and dental sciences. “As long as humans cannot replace lost tissue like a salamander, the development of biomaterials and biomaterials based tissue engineering scaffolds will be crucial for the wellbeing of an ageing population. Characterisation and development of novel biomaterials is what the Biomedical Materials Science course is about.” Dr Mike Hofmann, Biomaterials Researcher Also referred to as 'The Biomaterials Course', the programme is multidisciplinary and taught in several departments, including Dentistry, Medicine, and Metallurgy and Materials. The course is centered around the Biomaterials Unit one of the principal research units within the School of Dentistry which links clinical work with both clinical and scientific research. Our state of the art laboratories are based at the brand new Dental Hospital. First year You will study the structure and properties of materials – including polymers, ceramics and metals – anatomy, physiology, introduction to cell and molecular biology... [-]

MBChB Graduate Entry Course in Medicine and Surgery

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

In addition to our five-year Medicine and Surgery MBChB programme, we have the four-year MBChB for graduates with a first degree in a life science. [+]

In addition to our five-year Medicine and Surgery MBChB programme, we have the four-year MBChB for graduates with a first degree in a life science. We will consider only those applicants for this programme who are classified as Home/EU. We also offer a three-year training programme for qualified dentists wishing to pursue a career in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Further information is given within the course details tab (then, select ‘entry requirements’). This four-year degree programme is designed specifically for graduates and is an excellent opportunity to develop the skills you need to become a medical practitioner. Right from the start, you’ll experience the practice of healthcare in the community with an attachment to a general practice, allowing you to see how your studies translate into clinical practice. Academically able with a natural aptitude for science, you’ll have a strong interest in human affairs, a concern for the welfare of others, a flair for communication and the desire to make a real difference. You’ll also need a lot of drive to complete this demanding degree course. Throughout your time with us, you’ll be treated as an individual and we’ll encourage you to develop and explore your own professional interests. In 2016, the results of the National Student Survey (NSS) showed that 96% of our students were satisfied with the overall quality of this course. Information for applicants At the end of the undergraduate course you will receive your MB ChB (or equivalent) degree, which is a primary medical qualification (PMQ).... [-]

MBChB in Medicine and Surgery

Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

The University of Birmingham gives you the first-class opportunity you need to develop the skills to become a medical practitioner. [+]

The University of Birmingham gives you the first-class opportunity you need to develop the skills to become a medical practitioner. Academically able with a natural aptitude for science, you’ll have a strong interest in human affairs, a concern for the welfare of others, a flair for communication and the desire to make a real difference. You’ll also need a lot of drive to complete this demanding degree course. Throughout your time with us, you’ll be treated as an individual and we’ll encourage you to develop and explore your own professional interests. With five-and-a-half million people in the West Midlands area, you’ll be studying in the country’s largest healthcare region, offering a variety of clinical placements. One of these is the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, located next door to the Medical School, which opened in 2010 and has state-of-the-art healthcare facilities. This means you will have plenty of opportunities to gain experience in the diversity of medical disciplines, learning how to manage a wide range of patients from different backgrounds and cultures. Right from the start, you’ll experience the practice of healthcare in the community with a fortnightly attachment to a general practice, allowing you to see how your studies translate into clinical practice. Your training in hospitals and general practices takes place within a highly organised academy structure. Heads of Academies are senior consultants and GPs who are responsible to the Medical School for ensuring that you receive high-quality training in each speciality. You will also have the option to... [-]

Certificate

PGCert in Multidisciplinary Healthcare Simulation

Campus Full time Part time October 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

Suitable for all health care professionals with an interest or involvement in delivering training and education, the main aims of this programme are to provide you with an understanding of the principles of adult learning and how they can be applied to multidisciplinary health care simulation training [+]

Suitable for all health care professionals with an interest or involvement in delivering training and education, the main aims of this programme are to provide you with: an understanding of the principles of adult learning and how they can be applied to multidisciplinary health care simulation training an understanding of the evolution, variety and importance of human factors in healthcare practice the knowledge and skills required to design, develop and facilitate simulation training the debriefing skills required to aide learners subsequent reflection and development Simulation is becoming increasingly prevalent as a tool for teaching and learning in health care because it provides a safe environment in which students can develop clinical skills and non-technical skills via guided debriefing. The aim of this programme is to provide healthcare educators and other healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills required to design, develop and facilitate effective simulation training and education for their learners. Why study this course Academics from the University of Birmingham, with experience in education and simulation based training, and experienced clinicians based at the University Hospital Birmingham have designed this programme. The programme offers you the opportunity to study the principles of experiential learning theory in healthcare simulation, the process of creating simulation scenarios and the concepts underlying safe and effective debriefing. In addition to theoretical study the course aims to promote the wider use of simulation modalities, non technical skills and human factors in healthcare teaching, learning and practice. Modules This programme comprises three distinct but complementary, compulsory... [-]

Diploma

Diploma Physician Associate Studies

Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham

Physician Associate (formerly known as Physician Assistant) is a rapidly growing healthcare role in the UK, working alongside doctors in hospitals and in GP surgeries. Physician Associates support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients. [+]

Physician Associate (formerly known as Physician Assistant) is a rapidly growing healthcare role in the UK, working alongside doctors in hospitals and in GP surgeries. Physician Associates support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients. They are trained to perform a number of roles including: taking medical histories, performing examinations, analysing test results, and diagnosing illnesses under the direct supervision of a doctor. We are currently taking applications for January 2017 entry. January 2014 saw the re-opening of the Physician Associate Studies programme (formerly Physician Assistant) at the University of Birmingham in partnership with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust) and other hospitals and practices in the Midlands. We are delighted to offer this opportunity to graduates to make a valuable contribution to the nation’s health. The development of the profession has been led by the Department of Health and has involved the Royal Colleges of Physicians and of General Practitioners as well as the profession itself through the former UK Association of Physician Associates (UKAPA) which is now the Faculty of Physician Associates at the Royal College of Physicians. University of Birmingham staff have taken a key role in the development of the programme at a national as well as a regional level in response to need identified by local healthcare providers. Successful completion of the programme will qualify you to practise as Physician Associates (PAs) in the UK (NB: the UK PA training programme does not qualify you to work in the USA).... [-]

MSc

MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice

Campus Full time Part time 3 years January 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This programme is aimed at allied healthcare professionals, nurses and midwives. It offers you the opportunity to advance your practice through selection of modules designed to enhance your ability to take on roles in advanced practice. Invaluable to your career progression this programme will enable you to lead and transform service delivery through research-informed clinical practice. [+]

This programme is aimed at allied healthcare professionals, nurses and midwives. It offers you the opportunity to advance your practice through selection of modules designed to enhance your ability to take on roles in advanced practice. Invaluable to your career progression this programme will enable you to lead and transform service delivery through research-informed clinical practice. MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice is approved and supported through Health Education England working across the West Midlands and the West Midlands Universities Advanced Practice Group. *Exit awards available are: Advanced Clinical Health Assessment and Decision Making - PGCert Advancing Clinical Practice - PGDip Advanced Clinical Practice – MSc Course Details Given the complex and evolving nature of multi-professional health care, skilled practitioners must be able to lead service transformation through advanced clinical assessment and decision making at the interface between primary and secondary care. Based on international research, developed with clinical experts and delivered within world-class learning facilities, this programme has been designed with high quality, research informed person-centred care at its heart. Why study this course This programme allows you the flexibility to complete modules within a three year timescale. The modules generally run in one or two week blocks making travelling and self-study time more straightforward to fit in. We also offer a distance-learning module. The programme includes a range of modules in areas such as advanced health assessment and clinical decision making, leadership in advanced clinical practice, project management and research. There are opportunities to include Independent Prescribing or specialist... [-]

MSc in Advanced General Dental Practice (Distance Learning Programme)

Online 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham

This online programme is designed for primary dental care providers who want to advance their clinical skills and knowledge, with the primary objective of enhancing the quality of patient care. [+]

MSc in Advanced General Dental Practice (Distance Learning Programme)

The School of Dentistry has been successfully running a part-time campus-based MSc Advanced General Dental Practice course for 11 years, longer than any other. The demand for this highly popular course has led to the creation of the distance learning option, allowing dentists anywhere to gain a higher degree without interrupting their practice.

The distance Masters is based on the teaching of the campus course to ensure you receive the full benefits of all the University of Birmingham can offer.

Details

This online programme is designed for primary dental care providers who want to advance their clinical skills and knowledge, with the primary objective of enhancing the quality of patient care. In response to demand from dentists around the world from 2013 this course was made available as an online distance learning Masters programme, making it easier to fit in with the lives of busy practitioners in these challenging economic times.... [-]


MSc in Clinical Neuropsychiatry

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This is an interdisciplinary programme for experienced professionals working with people with neuropsychiatric disorders associated with neurodegeneration, brain injury, and other neurological illness. [+]

MSc in Clinical Neuropsychiatry

This interdisciplinary programme is for experienced professionals working with people with neuropsychiatric disorders associated with neurodegeneration, brain injury, and other neurological illness(principally doctors, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, clinical psychologists and psychologists intending to become clinical psychologists). It is also open to psychology and other neuroscience graduates who want to develop their academic and clinical skills. 

Duration: MSc – 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time, PGDip - 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time, PGCert - normally completed in 1 year full time. Full-time – 2 afternoons per week and/or and some 3 day blocks. Part-time – 1 afternoon per week and/or some 3 day blocks... [-]


MSc in Clinical Oncology

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham

This is a programme for health care professionals from diverse backgrounds who wish to expand their knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of oncology. The full time programme is particularly suitable for medical professionals with an interest in clinical, medical, surgical and translational oncology. [+]

MSc  in Clinical Oncology

This is a programme for health care professionals from diverse backgrounds who wish to expand their knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of oncology. The full time programme is particularly suitable for medical professionals with an interest in clinical, medical, surgical and translational oncology.

Details

The aim of this programme is to give you a scientific understanding of the cellular and molecular biology of cancer, its epidemiology and pathology, and to place this in a clinical context. We will then address how this knowledge effects therapeutic approaches, and disease management.

The programme aims to allow you to understand the research process, drawing on examples within the department and its associated clinical trials unit. A key part of the Masters programme is the planning, execution and reporting of a piece of independent study leading to submission of a dissertation.

The course tries at all levels to encourage interactive rather than didactic learning and lecturing. Therefore, this Masters level programme will require you not only to assemble and learn facts, but also to consider some of the philosophical challenges which underlie the treatment of cancer.... [-]


MSc in Clinical Primary and Community Care

Campus Full time Part time October 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

This programme is suitable for doctors, nurses and any other health care professionals aiming to acquire specialised skills and qualifications in primary and community care; for example covering all dimensions required in line with the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework. [+]

This programme is suitable for doctors, nurses and any other health care professionals aiming to acquire specialised skills and qualifications in primary and community care; for example covering all dimensions required in line with the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework. Aimed at providing all primary health care professionals with skills and academic requirements for specialist clinical practice within the community, as well as research skills and health service evaluation, this course is suitable for those aiming to acquire specialised skills and qualifications in primary and community care, including: experienced doctors doctors in training community and practice based nurses pharmacists any other health care professionals Why study this course The programme is unique, combining both academic and clinical aspects of community and primary care and, as such, would provide a clinically applicable higher level of academic achievement. The clinical modules will offer academic and professional accreditation through recognised professional bodies. Modules Compulsory Modules Dissertation (60 credits) Epidemiology Statistics and Research Methods (20 credits) Qualitative Research Methods (20 credits) Optional Modules (up to a total of 80 credits) Clinical Modules - select a minimum of 40 credits from this list Anticoagulation Management (10/20 credits) Atrial Fibrillation Management and Stroke Prevention (10/20 credits) Heart Failure Management (10/20 credits) Hypertension management (10/20 credits) Management of Gynaecology in the Community (10/20 credits) Non-clinical modules - select a minimum of 20 credits from this list Current Issues in Health (20 credits) Developing Evidence Based Practice (20 credits) Introduction to Health Economics (20 credits) Teaching and Learning... [-]

MSc in Functional and Clinical Anatomy

Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

This programme offers the opportunity to study functional, comparative and clinical anatomy to a higher level of critical understanding. The programme is designed for ambitious clinicians who will have studied anatomy at undergraduate level to extend their knowledge and understanding of the subject in a functional context in an academically stimulating environment whilst maintaining their clinical careers rather than having to interrupt their career path. [+]

This programme offers the opportunity to study functional, comparative and clinical anatomy to a higher level of critical understanding. The programme is designed for ambitious clinicians who will have studied anatomy at undergraduate level to extend their knowledge and understanding of the subject in a functional context in an academically stimulating environment whilst maintaining their clinical careers rather than having to interrupt their career path. Students come from all parts of Great Britain including: Wales, Dublin, Belfast, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, Lincoln as well as locally. Why study this course This course will allow you to: develop a level of dissection skill that is both informed by and continues to enhance your understanding of anatomy and its variability between individuals take the opportunity to study developmental and comparative functional anatomy to a higher level of critical understanding develop a capacity for, and a habit of, using analytical and critical approaches in reading research literature as part of independent learning develop advanced skills of independent and collaborative learning that will support your academic work and introduce you to higher levels of clinical practice gain experience of learning in laboratories and clinics where internationally-recognised research and treatment are being developed On completion of the Functional and Clinical Anatomy Masters course you will have gained: knowledge and understanding of the detailed functional anatomy of the body that will inform your understanding and decision making in complex clinical practice a knowledge of the embryological development and growth of the regions and systems of the body... [-]

MSc in Genomic Medicine

Campus Full time Part time March 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham

The course is especially designed for healthcare professionals from a range of backgrounds. It follows a syllabus specified by Health Education England (HEE) for training NHS staff in Genomic Medicine, and HEE has ring-fenced funding to allow NHS staff to study for the MSc (Genomic Medicine) at accredited provider institutions, including Birmingham. [+]

The course is especially designed for healthcare professionals from a range of backgrounds. It follows a syllabus specified by Health Education England (HEE) for training NHS staff in Genomic Medicine, and HEE has ring-fenced funding to allow NHS staff to study for the MSc (Genomic Medicine) at accredited provider institutions, including Birmingham. Further information about HEE funding is now available. You can choose to study for the full Masters, the intermediate qualifications of Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate, or select individual modules as CPD. The course is also suitable for other Home/EU or international students who wish to learn about the advances in genomics and bioinformatics particularly as relevant to medical applications, and the challenges of introducing the technology into a healthcare system. The Programme aims to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills relating to genomics that will empower you to help lead the holistic integration of genomic technology into patient care within the National Health Service, including via the ambitious Genomics England Ltd (GeL) 100,000 Genomes Project which commenced in 2015. The course begins with a brief revision of DNA, genes and genetics and updates these concepts to the scale of contemporary, whole-genome information. It will introduce to you the technologies for generating genome-wide data, and how the resulting vast quantities of data can be approached and interrogated to generate meaningful information that can be useful for families affected by inherited conditions, or for patients with acquired diseases including cancer and infections. You will learn how to... [-]

MSc in Health Economics and Econometrics

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

The MSc in Health Economics and Econometrics is ideal for new graduates hoping to pursue a career in health economics or for those currently working in the health care sector who wish to develop skills in health economics. [+]

The MSc in Health Economics and Econometrics is ideal for new graduates hoping to pursue a career in health economics or for those currently working in the health care sector who wish to develop skills in health economics. This programme gives you the opportunity to follow a more econometrics based pathway underpinned by microeconomic theory, while taking the core modules required to study Health Economics (Economic Evaluation and Modelling for Health Care Decision Making). The programme is targeted at those with an undergraduate economics-based degree and a desire to obtain a technical training relevant for a career in which these skills can be applied to the health care sector nationally and internationally. With its blend of applied health economic modules and specialist economic modules, the MSc in Health Economics and Econometrics is ideal for individuals wishing to embark on a career as a health economist in industry, the health service or academia. This is an area identified as a priority for the health service and health economists with these skills are in short supply – hence the provision of three fully funded NIHR studentships. NIHR funded studentships The studentships cover fees (Home/EU rate only) and a stipend to support students undertaking the MSc Health Economics and Econometrics. The purpose of this programme is to fully equipped you to utilise, analyse and interpret the big data sets that are increasingly available across health systems in addition to understanding these in the context of health and economic related issues and policy. This... [-]

MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This programme, aimed at health care professionals and managers, as well as new graduates, provides an introduction to the central issues in health economics and health policy involved in the management of primary health care. [+]

MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy

This programme, aimed at health care professionals and managers, as well as new graduates, provides an introduction to the central issues in health economics and health policy involved in the management of primary health care.

 Duration: 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time. This programme is delivered via block sessions of 3 or 5 days 

Start date: September. There is no official closing date for applications but where possible you are advised to apply by the end of June for admission in September. However, later applications will be considered if places are available

Entry RequirementsThe normal entrance requirement for our MSc programmes is a good Honours degree (upper second-class or above), or an equivalent professional qualification and professional experience.... [-]


MSc in Health Research Methods

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

This programme will equip you with the skills needed to understand the critical elements in planning, undertaking, and analysing research in health care. These are vital skills for anyone wanting to develop or enhance their career in health care and health-related research. [+]

How do we know what we know about a disease and it’s treatment? Our most reliable knowledge derives from appropriate, timely, high-quality research. This programme will equip you with the skills needed to understand the critical elements in planning, undertaking, and analysing research in health care. These are vital skills for anyone wanting to develop or enhance their career in health care and health-related research. Our modules can be accessed in a variety of ways including as standalone modules (10 or 20 credits each) or through the 60 credit PG Certificate; 120 credit PG Diploma or the 180 credit Masters If you wish to study this programme to Postgraduate Diploma level then you will need to complete the taught elements of the programme but will not need to complete a dissertation, which is only available to those studying for the Masters. This modular multidisciplinary programme offers a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters in Health Research Methods and is particularly suitable for: clinical and allied health professionals (including doctors, nurses, midwives, dietitians, physiotherapists) laboratory-based scientists wishing to further understand or transition to population-based research graduates looking to launch their career in health research intercalating medical students who have completed at least three years of full-time study those in the commercial health care sector (including the pharmaceutical or devices industries), public sector organisations (including local government), NGOs, voluntary sector and charities foundation skills for postgraduate research programmes (including PhD) The aims of the course are to provide a world class... [-]

MSc in Immunology and Immunotherapy

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham

This is a full-time 1 year MSc programme suitable for biomedical or life scientists who wish to acquire an extensive knowledge and key skills relating to the fundamental molecular and cellular regulation of immunity and its application to the treatment of disease. [+]

MSc in Immunology and Immunotherapy

This is a full-time 1 year MSc programme suitable for biomedical or life scientists who wish to acquire an extensive knowledge and key skills relating to the fundamental molecular and cellular regulation of immunity and its application to the treatment of disease. The programme will be delivered by world leaders at the forefront of immunology and immunotherapy research, each with an internationally renowned research group.

Over the past few years significant advances have been made in our understanding of the molecular and cellular control of immune responses. These discoveries are now being translated into the design and testing of immunotherapeutic interventions for a range of diseases including cancer, autoimmunity and inflammatory disease. This programme is for biomedical or life scientists who wish to extend their knowledge and skills in both immunology and its translation to immunotherapy.... [-]


MSc in Musculoskeletal Ageing and Health

Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham

This course explores the biological basis of age-related musculoskeletal decline and associated pathologies, including factors influencing the decline and interventions to maintain good musculoskeletal health as we age. [+]

MSc in Musculoskeletal Ageing and Health

Details

The course is aimed at life science graduates interested in gaining an in depth understanding of the ageing process and how it specifically affects musculoskeletal function and health. It is suitable for those considering a research career as this Masters programme has a significant research component and the course is taught exclusively by active researchers in a national centre of excellence.Designed also to appeal to allied health professionals, such as physiotherapists, dieticians and those working with the elderly in a clinical context, the part-time study and mentored practice options are specifically in place to support such students.... [-]


MSc in Occupational Health

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This programme is organised by the Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (IOEM) at the University of Birmingham. It is designed to meet the needs of postgraduate training in the revention and control of work-related ill health and to understand the issues of ill health and its effect on work in the 21st century. [+]

MSc in Occupational Health

This programme is organised by the Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (IOEM) at the University of Birmingham. It is designed to meet the needs of postgraduate training in the prevention and control of work-related ill health and to understand the issues of ill health and its effect on work in the 21st century. It is open to graduates with relevant first degrees and those with appropriate work experience. This includes doctors, nurses, hygienists, and health and safety personnel.

The programme has been established for over 15 years and more than 200 students from ten different countries have now completed it. It is based on a multidisciplinary approach to tackling a wide range of occupational health issues and is accredited by both the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) for graduate membership... [-]


MSc in Pharmaceutical Enterprise

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham

The MSc Pharmaceutical Enterprise programme is delivered by experts in the field, many with on-going experience of the sector; and this ensures the programme maintains relevance in this fast moving industry. [+]

MSc in Pharmaceutical Enterprise

The MSc Pharmaceutical Enterprise programme is delivered by experts in the field, many with on-going experience of the sector; and this ensures the programme maintains relevance in this fast moving industry.

The interactive teaching equips you with the medical, scientific, regulatory and business skills to achieve success. Internships and consultancy project opportunities arising from associated SME companies offer highly prized ‘real life’ experiences.

The MSc Pharmaceutical Enterprise programme aims to provide you with a toolbox of skills to enable you to:

select, develop and commercialise projects with therapeutic potential create, seek funding and take leading executive roles in companies to exploit the commercial potential of projects ina spin-out/SME environment ... [-]

MSc in Physician Associate Studies

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. [+]

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... [-]

MSc in Trauma Science

Campus Full time Part time 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

The MSc Trauma Science programme is delivered by experts in the field, including those from civilian and military backgrounds at the forefront of trauma care and offers up-to-date knowledge of the science of trauma and its management. [+]

MSc in Trauma Science

DetailsThe overall aim of the programme is to enable exploration of the theoretical basis of trauma science in general with a route to particular specialisms depending on the cohort need. For example, there are clear paths of specialism for Physiotherapists, Nurses, Doctors, Engineers, Scientists and Military personnel.Using the process of scientific reasoning as its framework, the programme will integrate the key issues central to the theoretical aspects in these specialist areas with communication skills, management approaches, timely and reasoned decision making, identification of treatment options, best practice etc.You will have the opportunity to tailor your learning experiences and backgrounds to meet your own personal and professional needs. You will also have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills within a multidisciplinary setting that cares for trauma-afflicted patients. Enquiry-, evidence-based learning will be a key feature of the programme through problem based learning and journal clubs. In addition, you will have the opportunity to take part in a substantive research project, allowing you to develop research skills, project management, oral/poster presentation and writing a research dissertation. Research projects may be undertaken in an academic laboratory or can be in a clinical setting.... [-]


Master

Master in Public Health

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This modular multidisciplinary programme in public health offers a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters of Public Health. [+]

This modular multidisciplinary programme in public health offers a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters of Public Health. Designed to provide academic training to professionals currently working in, or who wish to work in, the public health field, students attend compulsory modules then choose from a wide range of approved modules. Students also have to attend a non assessed introductory week at the beginning of the course which provides an introduction to Public Health in particular in the context of health services in the UK (29 September 2014). If you wish to study this programme to Postgraduate Diploma level then you will need to complete the taught elements of the programme but will not need to complete a dissertation. We also offer: The MPH (Health Technology Assessment) is a strand of the Masters of Public Health (MPH) programme for those students who wish to specialise in public health with health technology assessment. The MPH (HTA) is an exit qualification from the MPH programme. Fees and funding MSc £7,200/PGDip £4,800 (Home/EU students) MSc £18,900 (International students) The MPH (Statement of Extra Accredited Learning) programme - this programme provides a broader version of the current MPH programme (230 instead of 180 credits). By being formally assessed and accredited in more modules, the MPH (SEAL) allows students to demonstrate their wider competency range. Fees and funding MSc £9200 (Home/EU students) MSc £21,800 (International students) The MPH (International) programme. This course aimed at professionals already working in low- and middle-income countries or those... [-]

Master of Research in Biomedical Research (Integrative and Translational)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This programme will equip you with the necessary ethos, critical evaluative skills and technical competence to pursue a research career in the in vivo sciences. Such an approach is essential to understand the complex interactions among body systems, and how these may be modified with adaptations, by drugs, and during pathologies. [+]

Master of Research in Biomedical Research (Integrative and Translational)

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You will graduate equipped with essential skills for training to PhD level with an excellent grounding for future careers in biological research, the pharmaceutical industry or higher education.

A Home Office Personal Licence, for which training is provided, is a prerequisite for this course (see here for further information). The research project will require students to carry out licensed procedures. This module will be taught at the beginning of the MRes.

A practical in vivo research skills module involves progressive training with equipment using in vitro and ex vivo approaches. In vivo research modules provides seminars from research-active scientists about their approaches, and a series of taster projects where you observe current research projects in action. A research methods module  gives theoretical and practical instruction in common techniques, experiemenal design and data analysis. The in vivo research project takes 20 weeks and gives you the opportunity to develop your skills in publishable-quality research.... [-]


Master of Research in Cancer Sciences

Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham

The Cancer Sciences MRes programme is designed to offer life and biomedical science graduates the opportunity to gain research training through practical experience in a leading cancer research centre. [+]

Master of Research in Cancer Sciences

The Cancer Sciences MRes programme is designed to offer life and biomedical science graduates the opportunity to gain research training through practical experience in a leading cancer research centre.

The programme consists of three introductory taught modules and an extensive project within a research group in the School of Cancer Sciences. The lecture modules will be taught by leading cancer experts and will cover such topics as the cellular and molecular basis of cancer, the pathology of selected cancers and how translational research is applied to diagnosis and treatment of cancers. The projects will generally be laboratory-based and will provide skills in designing and implementing research strategies to answer fundamental questions relating to cancer causes, diagnosis and/or treatment.... [-]


Master of Research in Clinical Health Research

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

This programme provides a first step in research training for health professionals currently working in clinical areas who want to develop a health related research component to their career. Guided by a supervision team you will undertake a research project and gain confidence in using research methods, project management, and research governance. [+]

Master of Research in Health Research

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This programme provides a first step in research training for health professionals currently working in clinical areas who want to develop a health related research component to their career. Guided by a supervision team you will undertake a research project and gain confidence in using research methods, project management, and research governance.

There is an opportunity to work alongside existing research staff on established research projects. In Nursing and Midwifery we are particularly interested in supporting applicants who wish to research palliative and end of life care across the life span, and in various healthcare settings.... [-]


MBChB in Medicine and Surgery

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

This four-year degree programme is designed specifically for graduates and is an excellent opportunity to develop the skills you need to become a medical practitioner. Right from the start, you’ll experience the practice of healthcare in the community with an attachment to a general practice, allowing you to see how your studies translate into clinical practice. [+]

Undergraduate degree course/programme Medicine and Surgery MBChB Graduate Entry Course A101 In addition to our five-year Medicine and Surgery MBChB programme, we have the four-year MBChB for graduates with a first degree in a life science. We will consider only those applicants for this programme who are classified as Home/EU. We also offer a three-year training programme for qualified dentists wishing to pursue a career in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Further information is given within the course details tab (then, select ‘entry requirements’). This four-year degree programme is designed specifically for graduates and is an excellent opportunity to develop the skills you need to become a medical practitioner. Right from the start, you’ll experience the practice of healthcare in the community with an attachment to a general practice, allowing you to see how your studies translate into clinical practice. Academically able with a natural aptitude for science, you’ll have a strong interest in human affairs, a concern for the welfare of others, a flair for communication and the desire to make a real difference. You’ll also need a lot of drive to complete this demanding degree course. Throughout your time with us, you’ll be treated as an individual and we’ll encourage you to develop and explore your own professional interests. In 2016, the results of the National Student Survey (NSS) showed that 96% of our students were satisfied with the overall quality of this course. Outcome of the course Information for applicants At the end of the undergraduate course you... [-]

MPharm in Pharmacy (4 year)

Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

The MPharm is one of several world-renowned healthcare courses in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. The programme is designed specifically to equip you with the skills and knowledge pharmacists will need in the future, so at every stage you’ll find yourself experiencing real-life or simulated clinical and patient situations. [+]

The MPharm is one of several world-renowned healthcare courses in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. The programme is designed specifically to equip you with the skills and knowledge pharmacists will need in the future, so at every stage you’ll find yourself experiencing real-life or simulated clinical and patient situations. This practical element is supported by fundamental pharmaceutical and medical science studies, taught by our research-active academic and professional staff. It’s the ideal balance of hands-on learning and in-depth study. While at Birmingham, you will be taught the science underpinning the use of medicines, including physiology and anatomy of the human body, the effect of medicines on the human body, and how medicines are designed. Alongside this, you will be trained in clinical communications, problem solving, and decision making to ensure you have the skills to enjoy a rewarding career in pharmacy contributing to patient care. You’ll have a supportive learning environment, with small group teaching sessions to re-enforce your learning. You’ll also have an opportunity to work with other healthcare students (such as doctors and nurses) as an undergraduate. You’ll also have significant clinical placements in all 4 years of the course in primary care, community pharmacy and hospital pharmacy. Pharmacists have a unique mix of scientific and professional knowledge which makes them the healthcare experts on medicines. They are the third largest healthcare profession and work in a wide variety of roles in community and primary care pharmacy, hospitals and in the pharmaceutical industry. In addition to... [-]

MRes in Cardiovascular Science

Campus Full time October 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham

Providing you with an in-depth knowledge of the field and allowing you to gain practical experience working as part of leading research groups in the Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences you will investigate molecular, physiological and pathological processes underlying cardiovascular homeostasis in health and disease. [+]

Providing you with an in-depth knowledge of the field and allowing you to gain practical experience working as part of leading research groups in the Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences you will investigate molecular, physiological and pathological processes underlying cardiovascular homeostasis in health and disease. The programme consists of compulsory taught and research elements. The taught aspects include training in key research skills including scientific writing, critical analysis of literature, presentation skills and a research toolkit module covering key experimental techniques. You will also study a specific module on cardiovascular science to ensure that you have a basic grounding of all aspects of the field and to introduce the topics and research questions on which your project will be based. Why study this course The Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences is one of the University of Birmingham's Research Centres of Excellence. The majority of the research is carried out in the state-of-the-art facilities in the Institute of Biomedical Research, the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Unit, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and Birmingham City Hospital. Research projects will allow you to become part of a leading cardiovascular research group carrying out novel research. Modules The Cardiovascular Biology module will consist of taught lectures and Journal Clubs where you will further develop your skills in critical analysis and presentation of research data. The Research Project will be supported by regular tutorials with the programme leads. All the taught modules will run within the first term of the course. Research Methods (Distance Learning) Cardiovascular Biology... [-]

PhD

Professional Doctorate in Pharmacy (DPharm)

Campus Part time 4 - 6 years August 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham

This part-time, flexible programme is a professional doctorate equivalent to a traditional PhD, which aims to develop experienced, working registered pharmacists into effective researchers through successful completion of appropriate distance e-learning material, a systematic review of an agreed research theme and a workplace based research project relevant to their area of practice. [+]

This part-time, flexible programme is a professional doctorate equivalent to a traditional PhD, which aims to develop experienced, working registered pharmacists into effective researchers through successful completion of appropriate distance e-learning material, a systematic review of an agreed research theme and a workplace based research project relevant to their area of practice. The programme aims to develop experienced, employed registered pharmacists into effective researchers through successful completion of appropriate taught modules, including: research training a systematic review of an agreed research theme a workplace-based research project relevant to their area of practice as agreed with their academic supervisor and the College As confirmed at local, regional and national (DH) levels successful completion of the proposed DPharm would optimise the candidate's position to achieve Consultant Pharmacist status within the NHS and further the research base in Pharmacy Practice and Medicines Management. Due to the flexible nature of the programme this research can be done part-time to fit around your working patterns. The programme runs over 4 years part time for students who already hold a relevant MSc qualification; 5 years part time for students who hold a relevant PG Diploma; 6 years part time for students with minimum entry qualifications (PG Certificate). Why study this course The DPharm is tailored to the needs of the individual candidate and is designed to develop your research skills in your own chosen specialities. You will have expert tutors and mentors who work with you throughout the programme to support your learning and teaching. Modules... [-]

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Contact

University of Birmingham, College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Address College of Medical and Dental Sciences University of Birmingham Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Website http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/university/colleges/mds/index.aspx
Phone +44 121 414 3858