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2021/22 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:
- A bachelor's degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a scientific subject allied with medicine, including, but not limited to, anatomy, biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, or biomedical science.
- A bachelor’s degree with a 2.2 (hons) in a scientific subject allied with medicine, including, but not limited to, anatomy, biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, or biomedical science, with two years or more of appropriate work experience in health subject area.
- Medical students who have successfully completed three, or four years, of a UK medical degree and wish to take the MRes course as an intercalated programme.

English language requirements:
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.0 in writing and no less than 6.5 in all other components.

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:

MEDM5161MMethods in Biomedical Research15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
MEDS5010MResearch Project in Medicine120 credits1 Sep to 31 Jul
MEDS5020MPaper Criticism in Medicine15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
MEDS5030MPublication review and dissemination15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

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

COMP5511MPrinciples of Data Science & Analytics15 creditsNot running in 202122
MEDR5250MApplied Qualitative Health Research15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), 1 Mar to 31 Mar (1mth), 1 Mar to 30 Jun

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:15:18


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