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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MRes Medicine

Programme code:MOR-MEDSUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Susan Richmand and Dr Henry Wood Contact /

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Academic entry requirements
Applications will be considered from people with one of the following
- non-graduates who have successfully completed three years of a UK medical degree, or equivalent, and wish to take the MRes course as an intercalated programme.
- normally a first class or second class, first division degree in a science allied with medicine, including anatomy, biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, or biomedical science.
- MBChB, BChD or BVMS from a UK or EU University
- graduates with a second class, second division science degree normally with appropriate work experience (two years or more) in a health subject area.

English language requirements
An overall score of 7.0 on IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with at least 6.0 in writing and no other skill below 6.5; from a TOEFL paper based test the requirement is a minimum score of 600, with 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); from a TOEFL computer based test the requirement is a minimum score of 250, with 4.5 TWE; from a TOEFL Internet based test the requirement is a minimum score of 100, with 25 in the "Writing Skills" score.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Medicine

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Medicine Postgraduate Programmes Assessment Board

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

None for this subject

Programme specification:

Programme Aims
At the end of the MRes programme students should demonstrate theoretical and applied knowledge of research skills in medicine. This encompasses evaluating published research, formulation of new hypotheses to explore experimental evidence of the causes of and consequences of disease and conducting research in the laboratory or with patients.

Distinctiveness of the programme
The programme will:
- Provide students with research skills and projects in excellent facilities at advanced level.
- Explore the process of scientific publication and the importance of dissemination of research knowledge.
- Provide medical students with the opportunity of intercalating at master's level.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

MEDR5120MAnalytic Research15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MEDR5130MIntervention Research15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MEDR5320MCapturing and Handling Data in Research15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun)
MEDS5010MResearch Project in Medicine120 credits1 Sep to 31 Jul

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 15 credits from the following optional modules

MEDR5250MApplied Qualitative Health Research15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), 1 Mar to 31 Mar (1mth), 1 Mar to 30 Jun
MEDS5020MPaper Criticism in Medicine15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Last updated: 30/06/2020 18:57:04


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