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.
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.
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Programme StructureIntegrated 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.
- This module provides practical lab-based experience using both humans and animal tissues to develop experimental design, practical application of skills and data analysis.
- 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.
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesBiomedicine Human Medicine Bioinformatics View 100 other Masters in Bioinformatics in United Kingdom
- You must possess, or be expected to achieve at least a good upper second-class degree in a relevant subject.
International24920 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 24920 GBP per year and a duration of .
EU/EEA7820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7820 GBP per year and a duration of .
- 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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