2 years taught element plus a work place based dissertation.
It is essential that you have at least six months experience working in an oncology environment, as this is a course focused around professional practice. This may include experience in medicine, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry, nursing, radiography, clinical trials, scientific research, veterinary medicine, biostatistics and other related disciplines. You will also need an undergraduate degree in a suitable subject. This programme is intended to be accessible and appropriate to people from a wide variety of backgrounds, reflecting the modern multidisciplinary constitution of cancer care professionals.
2014/15 MSc - £5940, PGDip - £3960 (UK/EU)
For health care professionals from diverse backgrounds who wish to expand their knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of oncology, including:
- medical and clinical oncology SpRs
- clinical trial co-ordinators
A full-time programme is also available.
This programme aims to give you a scientific understanding of the cellular and molecular biology of cancer, its epidemiology and pathology, and to place this in a clinical context. You will then address how this knowledge effects therapeutic approaches and disease management.
It aims to allow you to understand the research process by drawing on examples within the department and its associated clinical trials unit. A key part of this Masters programme is the planning, execution and reporting of a piece of independent study leading to submission of a dissertation.
At all levels we aim to encourage interactive rather than didactic learning and lecturing. Therefore, in addition to assembling and learning facts you will also to consider some of the philosophical challenges which underlie the treatment of cancer.
You can opt for a Postgraduate Diploma on completion of the core modules and 40 credits of optional modules, or an MSc on successful completion of the taught programme and an independently researched dissertation.
Why study this course
- is run at the Birmingham Cancer Research UK Centre
- draws on expertise from staff within the School and clinical staff from Birmingham Hospitals plus invited speakers from across the country
- meets the training requirements of the FRCR part I exams
- can contribute towards career development and open up further career progression opportunities
- can be tailored to suit your own interests by selecting from a choice of optional modules
- has part-time or full-time versions available
- is taught in week long blocks of study for ease of travel and freedom from competing work commitments
- will increase your personal knowledge of the practices and principles of clinical oncology
- will give you the ability to improve the standards of clinical oncology practiced at your institute or place of work
Visit the Clinical Oncology - MSc/PGDip - Part-time page on the University of Birmingham web site for more details!