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Biomedical Research - Integrative and Translational

University of Birmingham

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This Biomedical Research - Integrative and Translational programme offered by University of Birmingham will equip you with the necessary ethos, critical evaluative skills and technical competence to pursue a research career in the in vivo sciences.

Overview

Training is provided on this course for a Home Office Personal Licence. The research project will normally require students to carry out licensed procedures. This module will be taught at the beginning of the MRes.

Biomedical Research - Integrative and Translational programme offered by University of Birmingham is split into two components - taught and research. The taught component comprises three taught modules and aids the students to gain the skills required to undertake the research component. The first module covers physiology of major body systems in order to ensure all students have a common knowledge regardless of their first degree background.

A practical in vivo research skills module involves progressive training with equipment using in vitro and ex vivo approaches. This research modules also 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, experimental 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.

Why study this course? 

In vivo research provides the key translational step between basic medical science and clinical medicine. The course will give you a thorough training in the practical and theoretical aspects of a wide range of in vivo research techniques. You will gain an in-depth appreciation of the special requirements of in vivo experimentation, its advantages and pitfalls.

By gaining practical and theoretical skills in integrative physiology and pharmacology you will expand the boundaries of your first degree discipline thereby increasing your employability and utility in a research environment.

Careers 

Employers expect postgraduates to have a range of skills that exceed their subject knowledge. Careers Network offers a range of events and support services that are designed for all students, including postgraduates looking to find their niche in the job market. The Careers Network also have subject specific careers consultants and advisers for each College so you can be assured the information you receive will be relevant to your subject area. For more information visit the Careers Network website. 

Programme Structure

Integrated Body Systems:
  • This module provides an overview of the function and regulation of the major body systems and their integration to achieve homeostasis. Examples (such as exercise, stress, dehydration) will be discussed and will provide a firm foundation for students to consider scenarios in a problem-based manner to develop understanding of integrative physiology.
Practical In Vivo Research Skills:
  • This module provides practical lab-based experience using both humans and animal tissues to develop experimental design, practical application of skills and data analysis. 
Research Methods:
  • This module covers the skills to critically appraise published research and undertake original research. Topics include areas such as application of scientific method, literature search techniques, experimental design. 

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
95
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must possess, or be expected to achieve at least a good upper second-class degree in a relevant subject.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24920 GBP/year
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  • EU/EEA

    7820 GBP/year
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Funding

  • You can apply for a government loan for postgraduate Masters study. This is a contribution towards the costs of study and whether the loan is used towards fees, maintenance or other costs will be at the discretion of the student.
  • International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government. 

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