University of Westminster - Faculty of Science and Technology

Introduction

The Faculty of Science and Technology is located in the heart of London, and provides a supportive and enriching educational environment for all students, enabling you to reach your full potential and to prepare you for professional life. The Faculty offers a broad range of courses across the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects, and is divided into five academic departments – Biomedical Sciences, Computing, Engineering, Life Sciences and Psychology – each staffed by supportive and experienced academics.

Our high-quality teaching is informed by our internationally recognised research, which encompasses a wide range of disciplines. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise a proportion of the research outputs in all subject areas were judged to be at world-leading and internationally excellent levels.

Our teaching is also underpinned by our wide-ranging links to industry and professional bodies, with most of our courses offering some form of professional recognition which may lead to professional membership on graduation.

The range of bodies which accredit or recognise our courses includes: Association for Nutrition; British Acupuncture Council; British Computer Society; British Psychological Society; Engineering Council; European Herbal and Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association; Health and Care Professions Council; Institute of Biomedical Sciences; Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Our diversity and multi-disciplinary culture gives students exposure to a wide-reaching science community, creating a friendly and inspiring place to study. All of our departments are based at Cavendish Campus which has undergone an extensive multi-million pound programme of renovation, and continuous investment in our facilities means we can offer all students access to state-of-the-art laboratories.

These facilities will equip you with the technical know-how for your future career, and all our courses have a strong emphasis on developing and using your practical skills.

Significant numbers of our students also continue into further study.

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BSc

BSc Honours in Biomedical Electronic and Instrumentation Engineering

Campus Full time 3 years United Kingdom London

The course provides a solid understanding of the fundamentals of biomedical electronic principles and computing, to provide solutions for issues related but not limited to the design and development of various diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices. The project-based modules which are an integral part of this degree provides you with the opportunity to develop your teamwork and project management skills. [+]

Biomedical Engineering is an interdisciplinary area with ever-growing job opportunities. The degree aims to create graduates that will play a vital role in the design and manufacture of electronic equipment for healthcare. The course is targeted towards the rapidly growing and changing health care industries occupied in interdisciplinary specialisation in electronics and computer engineering expertise for prominent biomedical applications. The course provides a solid understanding of the fundamentals of biomedical electronic principles and computing, to provide solutions for issues related but not limited to the design and development of various diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices. The project-based modules which are an integral part of this degree provides you with the opportunity to develop your teamwork and project management skills. The BSc Honours programme in Biomedical Electronic and Instrumentation Engineering has been designed to meet the demand from employers for graduates with practical, application-oriented engineering skills and know-how. It aims to provide a solid understanding of the fundamentals of biomedical electronic principles, enabling the students to offer solutions for issues related to the design and development of diagnostic and therapeutic medical equipment. In particular, it is targeted towards the rapidly growing and changing healthcare industry occupied in interdisciplinary specialisation in biomedical electronics and instrumentation. In addition to the aims listed above, this programme specifically aims to: equip students with knowledge and understanding of analog and digital circuits, embedded computer systems and signal processing to the specification, analysis, maintenance and design of diagnostic and therapeutic biomedical instrumentation; establish a working knowledge of... [-]

BSc Honours in Biomedical Sciences

Campus Full time 3 years United Kingdom London

Biomedical science is concerned with the detailed study of the human body, both in health and disease, with emphasis on the diagnosis and understanding of disease states and the mechanisms involved. This course has been designed to prepare students for careers in medical diagnostic, pharmaceutical and research environments. [+]

Biomedical science is concerned with the detailed study of the human body, both in health and disease, with emphasis on the diagnosis and understanding of disease states and the mechanisms involved. This course has been designed to prepare students for careers in medical diagnostic, pharmaceutical and research environments. It provides you with a thorough education in the disciplines required to understand and investigate disease, and enables you to develop your career in a variety of pathways in biomedical sciences. Course content Initially you will study the important fundamental sciences, including biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, and human anatomy and physiology. You will develop your understanding of disease processes and the biology of the associated molecular changes, combined with the principles of lab procedures used to aid diagnosis. You will also study immunology, pathophysiology and medical genetics within the context of human health and disease processes. In Year 3 you will focus on the study of the complex nature of disease as it affects particular biological systems. The study of disease processes centres on underlying physiological mechanisms and the lab procedures used in haematology, clinical immunology, cellular and molecular pathology, and medical microbiology, to diagnose and monitor disease. A major research project will enable you to develop the skills you need for genuine scientific inquiry. Teaching includes lectures and seminars, practical laboratory work, group activities and tutorials, and supervised use of facilities. Assessment is through a combination of exams and coursework (including essays, practical work, group work, presentations and reports). Subjects... [-]

BSc Honours in Chinese Medicine Acupuncture

Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years United Kingdom London

The medical principles originating in China between the 3rd Century BCE and 2nd Century CE remain integral components of the healthcare systems of China, Japan, the Koreas and Vietnam, and are practised today on a global scale. These principles and their development over the last 2,000 years, together with a wealth of practice and research that is currently taking place worldwide, provide the basis of this professional entry course in Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture. [+]

The medical principles originating in China between the 3rd Century BCE and 2nd Century CE remain integral components of the healthcare systems of China, Japan, the Koreas and Vietnam, and are practised today on a global scale. These principles and their development over the last 2,000 years, together with a wealth of practice and research that is currently taking place worldwide, provide the basis of this professional entry course in Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture. Our focus is the education of competent, caring practitioners of Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, who have the critical thinking skills combined with mindfulness, and can participate in the current debates on science and practice. You will develop your clinical skills and competence as a scholar practitioner through an NHS placement and extensive practice in our busy Polyclinic where, under the guidance of experienced tutors, your learning from the various aspects of the course is integrated. Course content The course is structured to support your intellectual, professional and practical skills development. Much of this is achieved through the use of themes that run through the modules and across levels. So in addition to the specific knowledge and skills required in Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture the course integrates clinical skills development, health sciences, personal and professional development, and research skills. The course learning environment is practice led, and contact time is used to develop practice skills and to make sense of theory through its application in clinical practice and its emergence from practice. The emphasis in the classroom is to apply... [-]

BSc Honours in Herbal Medicine

Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years United Kingdom London

Herbal medicine has developed from the traditional use of plants and plant extracts from many parts of the world, confirmed and updated by scientific understanding and research. However, it maintains a holistic approach to treatment, focusing on illness in the person rather than symptoms of disease. [+]

Herbal medicine has developed from the traditional use of plants and plant extracts from many parts of the world, confirmed and updated by scientific understanding and research. However, it maintains a holistic approach to treatment, focusing on illness in the person rather than symptoms of disease. This course provides a practice-oriented education in herbal medicine, which includes both the theoretical and clinical development necessary for working with patients, and the preparation and dispensing of remedies. The course also includes fieldwork, growing and gathering herbs within approved organic sites, and visiting herb collections and conservation habitats. Your development as a scholar practitioner comes together in our innovative Polyclinic where, under the guidance of experienced tutors, your learning from the various aspects of the course is integrated. Course content The course is structured to support your intellectual, professional and practical skills development. Much of this is achieved through the use of themes that run through the modules and across levels. So in addition to the specific knowledge and skills required in herbal medicine the course integrates clinical skills development, health sciences, personal and professional development, and research skills. The course learning environment is practice led, and contact time is used to develop practice skills and to make sense of theory through its application in clinical practice and its emergence from practice. The emphasis in the classroom is to apply materials that you will have been introduced to through recommended reading presented online. The course offers a variety of assessments appropriate to the... [-]

BSc Honours in Human Nutrition

Campus Full time 3 years United Kingdom London

Public and media interest in what we eat has never been greater. Emerging as one of the most popular sciences, human nutrition integrates knowledge from diverse areas of science to present a unified view of this dynamic discipline and its applications. You will examine how nutrients and eating patterns impact on health and well-being, and the role of diet in both health and disease. [+]

Public and media interest in what we eat has never been greater. Emerging as one of the most popular sciences, human nutrition integrates knowledge from diverse areas of science to present a unified view of this dynamic discipline and its applications. You will examine how nutrients and eating patterns impact on health and well-being, and the role of diet in both health and disease. We have well-equipped laboratories in all bioscience disciplines including a suite of biochemical test facilities for nutritional analysis, whole-body metabolism and determination of body composition. A lively research culture is reflected in current studies into metabolic features underlying obesity and diabetes mellitus type 2, nutritional intervention in over- and under-nourished populations, chronic disease nutritional epidemiology, and exercise and nutritional interventions for metabolic health. In Years 2 and 3, students on the degree can choose to follow a theme focusing on Human Nutrition or can select the theme of ‘Human Nutrition with Exercise Science’, which focuses on the role that exercise and nutrition play in all aspects of human health and disease. The course will equip you with the skills needed for a career as a nutrition adviser or consultant in regulatory and organisational bodies, and in teaching and research, or to go on to postgraduate study. Course content The course presents you with an understanding of the molecular and physiological basis of the relationship between nutrition and human health and performance. You will study modules which cover the relevant aspects of human nutrition, physiology, public health,... [-]

BSc Honours in Pharmacology & Physiology

Campus Full time 3 years United Kingdom London

The course will provide you with a sound understanding of the biological action of drugs and other biomolecules at the whole-body, tissue, cellular and sub-cellular levels, and their use in medicines for the treatment of disease. It provides an ideal grounding for a career in the pharmaceutical industry or other areas of biomedical research, academia, the Scientific Civil Service and hospitals. [+]

Pharmacology and physiology are closely related disciplines. Pharmacology is the study of drug action and how medicines may modify disease states. Physiology is concerned with how the body and its systems are controlled, and in the changes that lead to disease states. The course will provide you with a sound understanding of the biological action of drugs and other biomolecules at the whole-body, tissue, cellular and sub-cellular levels, and their use in medicines for the treatment of disease. It provides an ideal grounding for a career in the pharmaceutical industry or other areas of biomedical research, academia, the Scientific Civil Service and hospitals. Opportunities exist for you to enhance your practical and related transferable skills within our research laboratories. Teaching is informed by high-quality research, in relevant cognate areas, within the Faculty. In addition, new students will benefit from our use of the METI Patient Care Simulator platform, as an exciting novel teaching tool. Course content The Pharmacology and Physiology BSc Honours will enable you to acquire a broad understanding of the normal and abnormal physiological function, including the biology of representative disease states. You will become proficient in explaining and applying information about the mode of therapeutic action, undesirable and toxic effects, absorption, distribution and elimination of exemplar drugs. You will also develop the problem-solving skills and research strategies necessary to evaluate, critically appraise and systematically review pharmacology and physiology. The learning and teaching strategies include a mixture of formal contact – such as large and small group lectures,... [-]

MSc

MSc in Applied Biomedical Science

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years United Kingdom London

This course has been specifically designed as, a 'top-up' qualification for individuals who wish to become Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)-registered biomedical scientists but who do not hold an Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)-accredited BSc Honours degree. This programme is accredited by the IBMS and, in combination with a suitable first degree, the Applied Biomedical Science MSc will ensure that you possess the required academic knowledge for HCPC registration. [+]

This course has been specifically designed as, a 'top-up' qualification for individuals who wish to become Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)-registered biomedical scientists but who do not hold an Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)-accredited BSc Honours degree. This programme is accredited by the IBMS and, in combination with a suitable first degree, the Applied Biomedical Science MSc will ensure that you possess the required academic knowledge for HCPC registration. When you have completed both this course and the IBMS registration training portfolio (and been awarded your Certificate of Competence from the IBMS) you will then meet the HCPC standards of competency and can apply to become registered as a Biomedical Scientist. The combination of modules that you study will be based in part upon your requirements for supplementary education as identified by the IBMS but, depending on the number of compulsory modules required, there is still some scope to tailor the course to match your own interests. The course also includes the opportunity to study Masters-level research projects in an area of your interest. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Postgraduate Research Methods You will be able to develop your skills in information retrieval, critical analysis and presentation relevant to your research topic, and form a clear plan for your project. Postgraduate Project This module aims to enhance your skills of self-management, experimental design, critical analysis and interpretation of data, enabling you to present and justify your research. Option... [-]

MSc in Biomedical Sciences

Campus Full time Part time 1 year United Kingdom London

This course allows you to plan your own taught programme to match your interests and experience by selecting modules from a diverse range of option modules from a diverse range offered by the biosciences masters course in the in the Faculty of Science and Technology, with the advice of the Course Leader. For example, you could combine modules on microbiology and molecular biology or those on haematology and clinical chemistry. [+]

This course allows you to plan your own taught programme to match your interests and experience by selecting modules from a diverse range of option modules from a diverse range offered by the biosciences masters course in the in the Faculty of Science and Technology, with the advice of the Course Leader. For example, you could combine modules on microbiology and molecular biology or those on haematology and clinical chemistry. Alternatively, you can combine basic science with study of the communication or commercialisation of science. We also offer the opportunity to consider the increasing role of automation in diagnostic laboratories. Those studying part time are free to develop their module choices as they progress. Whatever the combination, you will be able to expand your understanding of human diseases, their investigation and therapy, and develop your competence in the design and execution of a laboratory-based project. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Postgraduate Project This module aims to enhance your skills of self-management, experimental design, critical analysis and interpretation of data, enabling you to present and justify your research Postgraduate Research Methods You will be able to develop your skills in information retrieval, critical analysis and presentation relevant to your research topic, and form a clear plan for your project. Option modules Advanced Cancer Biology This module will explore the role of common signalling pathways and other molecular mechanisms implicated in carcinogenesis, including the role of cancer stem cells in disease... [-]

MSc in Biomedical Sciences (Cancer Biology)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years United Kingdom London

Improved global life expectancy has resulted in a cancer epidemic. It is well recognised that accurate early diagnosis is an essential aspect of the administration of increasingly expensive and tailored cancer treatment care plans. The Biomedical Sciences (Cancer Biology) MSc programme has been devised to provide knowledge of key aspects of this increasingly important disease area. [+]

Improved global life expectancy has resulted in a cancer epidemic. It is well recognised that accurate early diagnosis is an essential aspect of the administration of increasingly expensive and tailored cancer treatment care plans. The Biomedical Sciences (Cancer Biology) MSc programme has been devised to provide knowledge of key aspects of this increasingly important disease area. You will become familiar with the genetic and cellular changes occurring in both solid and blood-borne cancers, the current and emerging technological approaches for diagnosis of the disease and the effect on pertinent cellular changes on patient prognosis. Studies on populations and the influence of genotypic variation will ensure that you are qualified to make sense of cancer statistics. You are able to tailor your programme by selecting from a menu of option modules and pursuing a research project in an area ranging from molecular through to cellular or tissue-based aspects of cancer. During the course you will join our thriving research environment and will have access to excellent laboratory facilities within the Faculty. On successful completion of the course you will be equipped to take forward your career with an in-depth knowledge of this increasingly common disease area. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Advanced Cancer Biology This module will explore the role of common signalling pathways and other molecular mechanisms implicated in carcinogenesis, including the role of cancer stem cells in disease progression and metastasis. Recent advances in diagnostic methods and therapeutic... [-]

MSc in Biomedical Sciences (Cellular Pathology)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years United Kingdom London

This course will enable you to enhance your knowledge and understanding of modern cellular pathology through a range of option modules. In addition, the core modules in cellular pathology are designed to deliver a comprehensive overview of contemporary technical practice in the context of service delivery to the pathologist for diagnostic practice, or for the scientist engaged in cell and tissue-based research. [+]

This course will enable you to enhance your knowledge and understanding of modern cellular pathology through a range of option modules. In addition, the core modules in cellular pathology are designed to deliver a comprehensive overview of contemporary technical practice in the context of service delivery to the pathologist for diagnostic practice, or for the scientist engaged in cell and tissue-based research. Our specialist cellular pathology modules are supported by the online use of interactive digital microscopy, for example in pathology case studies, to illustrate the applications of a range of visualisation methods in cellular pathology. Practical experience in research design and methodology is gained through the laboratory-based research project. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Advances in Cellular Pathology This module will engage with modern pathology practice in the cellular pathology specialty. You will evaluate advances in diagnostic, prognostic and predictive testing in the laboratory, discussed in the light of developments in our underpinning understanding of pathology and of evolving technologies. Diagnostic Cellular Pathology This module provides you with a clear understanding of the science, practice and scope of routine diagnostic cellular pathology. The module will encourage you to evaluate disease pathogenesis at the molecular, cellular and tissue levels with particular reference to the diagnosis of disease in the cellular pathology laboratory. Molecular Science and Diagnostics This module is designed to make you aware of the impact of molecular biology on the diagnosis of human diseases. You will critically... [-]

MSc in Biomedical Sciences (Clinical Biochemistry)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years United Kingdom London

This course aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge of theory and practice that will enable you to work as a professional capable of making important contributions in the field of clinical biochemistry. The course aims to further enhance your knowledge of clinical biochemistry, to engage you with contemporary issues and debates within the discipline, and to develop your critical and analytical skills. [+]

This course aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge of theory and practice that will enable you to work as a professional capable of making important contributions in the field of clinical biochemistry. The course aims to further enhance your knowledge of clinical biochemistry, to engage you with contemporary issues and debates within the discipline, and to develop your critical and analytical skills. The taught programme contains specific modules in Clinical Biochemistry, such as endocrinology and metabolism and diagnostic clinical biochemistry, which you can apply to diagnostic biomedicine, as well as offering you a choice of modules related to molecular diagnostics or haematology. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism This module aims to emphasise the intellectual skills and knowledge you require to understand endocrine function, assays of hormone concentration, pathologies and their laboratory investigation. Emphasis is placed on developing a deep understanding of the cellular and biochemical processes which underlie pathology Diagnostic Clinical Biochemistry An in depth study of the aetiology, pathogenesis and laboratory investigation of selected pathologies and their laboratory investigation. Principles of key and current analytical methods in the field are also included as well as the latest developments in diagnostic clinical biochemistry. Molecular Science and Diagnostics This module is designed to make you aware of the impact of molecular biology on the diagnosis of human diseases. You will critically review the technologies and determine the advantages and disadvantages associated with each... [-]

MSc in Biomedical Sciences (Haematology)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years United Kingdom London

This course will focus on the physiology and pathology of blood and its use as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool. A variety of areas of molecular and cellular bioscience will be covered with an emphasis on new technologies and developments in Haematology and related disciplines such as Transfusion Science. [+]

This course will focus on the physiology and pathology of blood and its use as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool. A variety of areas of molecular and cellular bioscience will be covered with an emphasis on new technologies and developments in Haematology and related disciplines such as Transfusion Science. You will expand your knowledge of the basic science and analytical techniques relating to Haematology and gain an up-to-date understanding of the application of Haematology in bioscience / pharmaceutical research, as well as in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine. There will be an emphasis in the course on development of critical analysis skills in the assessment of scientific literature and laboratory data. In addition you will have the opportunity to design and execute your own research project. The course team is supported by visiting lecturers who are practising scientists in the field, which helps ensure that taught material is current and relevant. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Cellular Haematology This module will enable you to understand how blood cells are produced and how they function in normal and pathological situations. You will consider the causes, consequences and laboratory features of a range of red cell disorders and haematological malignancies, and be able to evaluate and interpret the relevant diagnostic testing procedures. Immunohaematology and Haemostasis This module will cover clinically important blood group systems and laboratory techniques used to identify blood group antigens and antibodies, and to ensure safety of blood components... [-]

MSc in Biomedical Sciences (Immunology)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years United Kingdom London

The course will allow you to expand your understanding of immunology, immunopathology and immunotherapy, to further develop skills in analytical approaches to immunodiagnosis and molecular therapeutics, as well as enhance your competence in the design and execution of a laboratory based project. You will be able to take a proactive role in research, development, evaluation and implementation of current immunological techniques while perceiving the subject in the broader perspective of health care and scientific progress. [+]

The course will allow you to expand your understanding of immunology, immunopathology and immunotherapy, to further develop skills in analytical approaches to immunodiagnosis and molecular therapeutics, as well as enhance your competence in the design and execution of a laboratory based project. You will be able to take a proactive role in research, development, evaluation and implementation of current immunological techniques while perceiving the subject in the broader perspective of health care and scientific progress. The scope of the modules included will ensure a breadth of knowledge appropriate for the scientific and professional needs of practising immunologists, at the same time making use of your knowledge and experience. This course is designed so that you can plan your own taught programme to match your interests and experience by combining core and optional modules with emphasis on therapeutics, diagnostics, haematology or public health. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Cell Signalling and Genetics This module provides up-to-date information on cell signalling processes coupling surface receptor engagement to changes in gene expression. Transcriptional, post-transcriptional and post-translational mechanisms are discussed in relation to selected cell-signalling pathways responsible for controlling cell functions such as cell cycle, cell differentiation and cell death. Examples of defective cell signalling through inherited and somatically acquired mutations in signalling components will be highlighted in relation to human disease. Immunopathology You will analyse and discuss cellular and molecular aspects of innate and adaptive immune responses, and advances in modern methods... [-]

MSc in Biomedical Sciences (Medical Microbiology)

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years United Kingdom London

This course is designed to give you the opportunity to study and analyse the theoretical and practical basis of medical microbiology and many of the specialist areas within it. You will gain greater insight into the importance and role of medical microbiology, with an emphasis on cutting edge areas such as molecular diagnostics and genomics, emerging pathogens and antibiotic resistance. [+]

This course is designed to give you the opportunity to study and analyse the theoretical and practical basis of medical microbiology and many of the specialist areas within it. You will gain greater insight into the importance and role of medical microbiology, with an emphasis on cutting edge areas such as molecular diagnostics and genomics, emerging pathogens and antibiotic resistance. You will study a range of core and option modules that will allow you to tailor studies to your own requirements. You will expand your knowledge of the basic science and analytical techniques relating to medical microbiology and gain an up-to-date understanding of the application of medical microbiology in bioscience/pharmaceutical research, as well as in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine. There will be an emphasis in the course on development of critical analysis skills in assessment of scientific literature and laboratory data. In addition you will have the opportunity to design and execute your own research project. The course team is supported by visiting lecturers who are practising scientists in the field, which helps to ensure that taught material is current and relevant. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Clinical Aspects of Microbial Physiology and Chemotherapy The module aims to enable you to analyse critically aspects of microbial physiology, metabolism and chemotherapy and relate these to appropriate areas of medical microbiology, such as pathogenicity, disease diagnosis, treatment and control. Infectious Diseases and Public Health The module explores the factors determining the... [-]

MSc in Chinese Herbal Medicine

Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

The MSc Chinese Herbal Medicine extends your acupuncture practice into the other of the major modalities of Chinese medicine. It is a theoretical and clinical professional entry-training. You will develop your diagnostic and case formulation skills and also learn the materia medica and formulae of Chinese herbal medicine. [+]

The MSc Chinese Herbal Medicine extends your acupuncture practice into the other of the major modalities of Chinese medicine. It is a theoretical and clinical professional entry-training. You will develop your diagnostic and case formulation skills and also learn the materia medica and formulae of Chinese herbal medicine. Phytochemistry and pharmacokinetics are integrated into the understanding of the energetic interactions of herbs. Extensive practice with patients will take place in our on-site teaching clinic where theory is deconstructed and applied. Working in the dispensary with raw herbs will develop your kinaesthetic skills to deepen understanding. The aim is that you learn how to modify classic formulae to create new formulae which address complex patterns of illness. This course contextualises Chinese medicine within its historical roots, and grounds it in the legal, ethical and inter-professional framework of the UK. Course content "The University of Westminster MSc CHM is accredited (approved) by the European Herbal and Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association which accredits courses on behalf of all EHTPA Professional Associations, including the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine. This enables graduates from the MSc CHM to apply for membership of the RCHM. The EHTPA system of accreditation was endorsed by, and included in, the initial Steering Group Report to Government which recommended that a statutory register for herbal medicine practitioners be established". Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Chinese Herbal Medicine Clinical Practice In this module you will take developing responsibility for all... [-]

MSc in Cognitive Rehabilitation

Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

This course has been carefully designed to provide graduates from psychology, the life sciences and allied health professions with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to develop their clinical skills, academic rigor and research expertise. The interdisciplinary nature of the course will provide you with a strong background in brain anatomy and function, clinical neuroscience, cognitive neuropsychology and cognitive rehabilitation ensuring that you have training and practice in assessment, targeted rehabilitation and the ethical and professional aspects of working in a clinical setting. [+]

Cognitive rehabilitation is a rapidly emerging field that integrates research and clinical practice within the field of cognitive neuropsychology and neuroscience and applies it to the development and evaluation of evidence-based assessment and intervention. This course has been carefully designed to provide graduates from psychology, the life sciences and allied health professions with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to develop their clinical skills, academic rigor and research expertise. The interdisciplinary nature of the course will provide you with a strong background in brain anatomy and function, clinical neuroscience, cognitive neuropsychology and cognitive rehabilitation ensuring that you have training and practice in assessment, targeted rehabilitation and the ethical and professional aspects of working in a clinical setting. The course team has extensive clinical expertise in Cognitive Rehabilitation, Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology with excellent clinical and research links with teaching hospitals, charities and community organisations that support individuals with long term health conditions. Course content The focus on professional learning is supported with a work experience module that offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a clinical setting. A range of innovative assessments have been designed to reflect the real world demands of clinical settings and to provide students with applied skills for professional life. An independent research project provides you with a chance to develop your specific areas of interest with the supervision of a member of staff with relevant clinical, academic and research expertise. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study... [-]

MSc in Global Public Health Nutrition

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years United Kingdom London

You will be introduced to policy making, leadership and governance frameworks. You will be encouraged to explore and debate the political and social influences underpinning policy implementation and impact. Your modules will explore the relationship between diet and disease, the nutrition science underpinning these factors, public health nutrition epidemiology, research methods for health science, nutritional assessment tools and how to develop and manage nutrition programmes. The course will introduce you to stakeholders and skills that can enhance your professional competency, employability and development as a public health reflective professional. [+]

Nutrition has long been recognised as a vitally important determinant of health status within both industrialised and industrialising countries, but significant changes are occurring in the profile of nutritional problems. Many countries continue to face problems of malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, but countries in economic transition also face the public health challenge of rising rates of diet-related chronic disease, such as obesity and coronary heart disease. Also, many industrialised countries now face problems of food insecurity among low income groups. These challenges have led to growing political resources to address nutrition. There is now an increased need for trained public health nutritionists, to work in a range of contexts, to control and prevent diet related problems. The United Nations Secretary General has declared 2016-2025 the ‘Decade of Nutrition’. What better time to develop your skills in this crucial area? This course will give you the specialist scientific knowledge and practical skills to take an active role in global public health nutrition in a range of different settings. You will be introduced to policy making, leadership and governance frameworks. You will be encouraged to explore and debate the political and social influences underpinning policy implementation and impact. Your modules will explore the relationship between diet and disease, the nutrition science underpinning these factors, public health nutrition epidemiology, research methods for health science, nutritional assessment tools and how to develop and manage nutrition programmes. The course will introduce you to stakeholders and skills that can enhance your professional competency, employability and development... [-]

MSc in Health Psychology

Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

Health Psychology plays a key role in improving the health and wellbeing of the population. This course, based in the heart of London, was one of the first Masters in Health Psychology and has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) since 1999. It includes an innovative portfolio of assessments geared to developing transferable skills, and relating directly to the world of work. The course also provides the opportunity to gain work experience and apply your knowledge in a health psychology setting, whilst considering future career plans. [+]

Health Psychology plays a key role in improving the health and wellbeing of the population. This course, based in the heart of London, was one of the first Masters in Health Psychology and has been accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) since 1999. It includes an innovative portfolio of assessments geared to developing transferable skills, and relating directly to the world of work. The course also provides the opportunity to gain work experience and apply your knowledge in a health psychology setting, whilst considering future career plans. The course is taught by a core team of enthusiastic and supportive research-active staff, with collaborative links to external institutions in London and beyond. Successful completion of the course (Stage 1) is a prerequisite for the further training (Stage 2) to become a health psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC). In addition to the core taught programme, we work with a range of practitioners to provide additional professional training in areas such as resilience, coaching and clinical practice. Course content The course will give you an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and applied bases of health, illness and disease. The main aim is to help you to develop the theoretical and methodological skills essential for conducting independent research and applying health psychology in practice. We provide a coherent programme of study covering the content, methods and application of health psychology. In particular, the course emphasises the importance of an evidence-based approach to health psychology, and develops the core skills needed... [-]

MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years United Kingdom London

The Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at the University of Westminster offers the chance to study the science behind sports nutrition, and its applications for both the 'weekend warrior' and the elite athlete. It also puts the controversies surrounding the use of supplements under scientific scrutiny, looking at the key evidence for and against performance benefits. [+]

The amazing feats of world-class athletes across the huge range of sports has projected the issues of performance into the public eye, and sports nutrition is now recognised as a key part of supporting training and competition at all levels of participation. The Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at the University of Westminster offers the chance to study the science behind sports nutrition, and its applications for both the 'weekend warrior' and the elite athlete. It also puts the controversies surrounding the use of supplements under scientific scrutiny, looking at the key evidence for and against performance benefits. The aim of the course is to produce sports nutritionists who are strongly focused on the science behind the subject, but who also have some experience of the practicalities of delivering sound guidance to individuals and teams who are looking to use nutrition as part of their training programmes. To this end, a number of guest lecturers contribute their expertise in key related areas, and students are also given the opportunity of shadowing established sports nutrition practitioners. Course content The course covers the key principles of sports nutrition and exercise physiology, including the latest research papers, and aims to develop the ability to apply critical awareness to topics across the broad remit of sports nutrition, from measurement of exercise performance to the assessment of mental performance. The modules studied are designed to underpin the subject, and create a sound base for the development of ideas for the research project, which... [-]

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