Our online Acute Medicine courses are offered in partnership with the University of South Wales, who have a strong reputation for delivering innovative learning. You will receive your transcript from the University of South Wales.
Acute medicine is a rapidly evolving specialty and as many generalist healthcare professionals undertake acute medicine as part of their daily routines, there is a demand for tailored education, particularly at Masters level.
You will develop a systematic understanding of evidence-based, protocol delivered practice, which is crucial in optimising acute care.
Like other specialties, acute medicine is multi-disciplinary, particularly with the event of physician assistants and specialist nurse practitioners. This course is therefore aimed at the multi-disciplinary team, covering the major spectrum of disease areas that would present acutely.
This is a theoretical course that aims to supplement the education of existing healthcare professionals, as opposed to a practical course in acute medicine.
A distinctive aspect of our courses is that they allow you to study at post-graduate level without release from work. With no lectures or webinars at set times, you can fit your studies flexibly around your personal and professional commitments.
Who are our acute medicine courses for?
You will typically be a doctor, nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, pharmacist or radiographer. On completion you will be able to progress in your career as well as directly improve patient care.
You may apply for the MSc in Acute Medicine as a two-year course, firstly completing the Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits), followed by the MSc (60 credits).
Why do the course?
On completion of the acute medicine postgraduate course, you will have:
Why study with Diploma MSc?
The online course lasts one calendar year and is a part-time distance learning course. It consists of 6 modules per year, each of 6 weeks duration.
Module 1 - Respiratory and Cardiovascular Emergencies
Module 2 - Diabetes and Endocrine Emergencies
Module 3 - Gastroenterological Emergencies
Module 4 - Acute Presentations with Infection and Sepsis
Module 5 - Acute Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Module 6 - Acute Renal, Metabolic and Toxicological Emergencies
The Acute Medicine MSc course provides a progression route for the Postgraduate Diploma course in Acute Medicine.
The MSc in Acute Medicine runs over 1 calendar year. Starting with an initial 12-week online module to develop skills in critical appraisal and knowledge of research methodologies, you will produce a 1,500 word proposal. This will inform your subsequent 10,500 word professional project.
Home based students have the option to do an Independent Prescribing module, enabling eligible nurses and pharmacists to become an Independent Prescriber as part of their Acute Medicine MSc.
On completion of the Acute Medicine Masters, you will have:
Module 1 - Research Methods and Critical Appraisal in Acute Medicine: Acute Medicine
Module 2 - Professional Project
We're accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) to provide courses in independent prescribing (IP).
Successful completion of this course will result in the award of a Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing.
The course of study involves:
You'll be awarded 30 ScotCat credits on completion of the course.
You'll also undertake a Period of Learning in Practice (PLP). The aim is to provide you with opportunities to develop competencies in prescribing. This period focuses on the patient group(s) in which you'll be expecting to prescribe.
The course of study involves pre-residential course activity, distance learning material, two residential periods and a period of learning in practice, under the supervision of a designated medical practitioner. Students will be awarded 30 ScotCat credits on completion of the course.
This element of the course is at Scottish Masters (SHEM) level 5 throughout. It's delivered through two residential periods that are taught here at the University of Strathclyde.
The first residential period of five days includes four classes, worth five credits each:
Full attendance during the residential period is essential.
The second residential period (one day) will normally take place approximately 12 weeks after the first residential period. It involves peer review sessions designed to demonstrate clinical and ethical practice.
The aim is to provide you with opportunities to develop competencies in prescribing. This period focuses on the patient group(s) in which you'll be expecting to prescribe. The PLP starts after the first residential period.
The PLP is made up of a series of sessions (combination of full and/or half days) that involve prescribing and clinical activities. This should equate to a minimum of 12 days (90 hours), but is subject to decision by the pharmacist and their supervisor based on the challenges of the individual prescribing roles being adopted by different pharmacists.
This PLP time will be used to develop clinical skills including:
During this period you'll be supervised by a designated medical prescriber who will be responsible for confirming your competence to practice.
A portfolio providing evidence that the required time has been spent and the learning outcomes achieved will be submitted along with a statement of assessment from the designated medical supervisor.
The assessment will confirm the pharmacist's clinical competence in the area(s) for which they intend to prescribe.
The period in practice will normally be completed within 12 months of the residential course.
The designated medical practitioner must be able to confirm that they:
Distance learning - completed before the first residential period
Residential period (1)
Distance learning – completed after the first residential period
Residential period (2)
The aim of our Exercise as Medicine MSc is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively promote the uptake of exercise, both as a prescriptive medicine and as preventative therapy.
As the crucial role of exercise and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of diseases and medical conditions is increasingly understood, and health practitioners are encouraged to consider exercise when designing treatment plans and health interventions, so grow the opportunities for well-qualified individuals with an understanding of research in this area.
Our Exercise As Medicine MSc has been developed in response to this trend, drawing on the University's internationally-recognised research on physical activity and health. The Exercise As Medicine programme is aimed at individuals with a background in exercise science and/or physical activity wishing to enhance their scientific knowledge and skills to effectively promote the uptake of exercise both as prescriptive medicine and as preventative therapy, particularly to patients with hypertension, diabetes, pulmonary, renal, and other cardiac conditions, or those at risk of metabolic syndrome.
This MSc will therefore educate a new, highly skilled cadre of allied health professionals with the ability to work alongside clinicians and practitioners to manage the epidemic of lifestyle-related diseases and conditions.
Based in the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine – East Midlands, students registered on the programme will be taught in high quality teaching environments and have access to state-of-art laboratories designed to facilitate the transfer of cutting-edge research to front-line support and care. Students will be exposed to a range of specialist equipment and technology to facilitate their development.
The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) is an Olympic legacy project delivering education, research and clinical services in sport, exercise and physical activity. It aims to apply world-class expertise to policies and practice that will benefit the health and wellbeing of the nation – from everyday people at risk of ill health through to elite athletes.
A wide range of high quality research takes place within the NCSEM-EM, which is then translated into teaching and training through its educational programmes. There is also a range of clinical services offered including sport and exercise medicine, orthopaedics, and cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, as well as diagnostic facilities including a 3T MRI scanner.
NCSEM activity covers the following themes:
• Physical activity in disease prevention
• Exercise in chronic disease
• Sports injuries and musculoskeletal health
• Mental health and wellbeing
• Performance health
· Postgrad Advanced Course of the University of Milan in collaboration with VAS-Vascular-Independent Research and Education-European Organisation (http://www.vas-int.net )
· Extended deadline: 10th April 2018
· E-Learning Course + opzional 15th European Angiology Days-30th November-2nd December 2018 (Academic International Meetings)
· The Course gives a final Certificate by the University of Milan and European Credits (ECMEC)
· For students interested to continue for the European Master in Angiology/Vascular Medicine , these hours of theoretical lessons and the Postgraduate Course enrolment fee* will be subtracted from the European Master scheduled.
European Master in Angiology Vascular Medicine is the only Master which permits access (see criteria in EBEAVM area) to the UEMS European Exam in Angiology/Vascular Medicine to obtain the CESMA-UEMS European Diploma in Angiology/Vascular Medicine and is also the briefest way to access
Introduction to eLearning Tools and VASCampus Platform (http://www.vascampus.star-t.it); Biomedical Ethics; The Process to the “European Citizen” in Medicine;
The Concept of Equity and the WHO prospective in Vascular and Cardiovascular Diseases;
Changing Vascular Mortality in middle age; Global Burden of lower extremity artery disease . Update; Peripheral Arterial Diseases – Clinical Aspects and Prognosis; Peripheral Arterial Diseases – Diagnosis and Therapy; Interventional Therapy in Arterial Diseases; Diagnostic Procedures in Microcirculation; Thermal Ablation of varicose veins; Endovenous Treatment : guided Foam Sclerosing Tecniques; Arterial and Venous Thrombosis; Lymphedema; Vascular Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract; Vascular Ultrasound: Abdominal Arteries; Statistics; Buerger;
Vascular Ultrasounds Peripheral Veins: Vasospastic Disorders; Aortic Aneurism; Post-Thrombotic Syndrome; CEAP Classification; Atherosclerosis; A-V Fistulas; Vascular Abnormalities;
Lyphedema versus Lymphedema; Renal Vascular Diseases; Antiplatelet and Anticoagulants in Vascular Diseases; Update in Arterial Hypertension; Carotids and Vertebral Arteries Ultrasounds;
Intracranial Doppler; How to evaluate methanalysis; Vascular ulcers; Polmonary embolism;
Aortic Dissection; Physical Rehabilitation; Diabetes 2 and Vascular Diseases; Unusual PAD;
Diet and Vascular Diseases; Epidemiology of infectious agents in vascular ulcers; Polmonary vasculitis; Takayasu; Lipids and Vascular Diseases; Cerebrovascular Disease
And 20 more optional topics
The 2-year PG Diploma program uses a multi-disciplinary, research-informed approach to teach clinical and basic science related to the human systems (cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, female reproductive, renal and genitourinary, the eyes, and skin) and diagnostics & therapeutics.
The scientific background is taught in the context of clinical placements in Community Medicine, General Hospital Medicine, Front Door Medicine, Mental Health, General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics.
Successful completion of the 2 year PG Diploma enables graduates to take the national certification exam, which is mandatory to register and work as a Physician Associate.
Students benefit from a strong exposure to clinicians and scientists with active research in medically related subjects.
The program is delivered by the Physician Associate Faculty that brings together clinicians and other experts from across the disciplines of primary and secondary medical care. The course content reflects the curriculum and learning requirements for the Physician Associate framework (PA CC 2012).
The Physician Associate programme at Bangor includes an integrated placement programme of work-based learning that will provide progressive experiential learning in a range of clinical settings to allow students to attain the standards of knowledge and understanding in clinical practice, including regulatory structures, professionalism and clinical competences expected of a Physician Associate. Placements will be grouped according to the following clinical subject headings and minimum periods:
During the course you will learn how to recognise and manage common and complex medical conditions as part of multi-professional team, to make independent and informed judgements on clinical problems and be trained to integrate knowledge and clinical practice. As a Physician Associate graduate you’ll be able to demonstrate outstanding interpersonal and professional skills when working with patients, carers and clinical multi-disciplinary teams in a multicultural environment. You will also have a comprehensive understating of I.T., record keeping and communication using a diverse range of media in evidence based practice and understand the importance of health promotion, disease prevention and inequalities in society and local communities.
The programme aims to give students a comprehensive knowledge of the concepts, principles and technologies used in clinical practice in the following areas:
On successful completion of the course, you’ll have gained the key knowledge related to practice as a physician associate, including major concepts related to the principles and theories associated with human anatomy and physiology, cell biology, body/system-drug actions and interactions, mechanisms underlying human pathological conditions and the basis of the clinical and technological methods used to diagnose and monitor these conditions. You be able to demonstrate the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment in the medical domain including history taking and consultation skills, and physical examinations tailored to the needs of the patient and the demands of the clinical situation. You’ll also be able to demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the needs of patients/clients, and decision-making in complex and unpredictable contexts.
Teaching occurs via lectures, clinical placements, practical classes and group work including case centred discussions often delivered by academic clinicians who hold joint University and Health board contracts. Students benefit from a high number of contact hours that includes utilisation of our state-of-the art teaching laboratories and simulation suite at the hospital. Academic assessment includes placement reports, observed clinical skills, MCQ and written exams.
Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study Sports Science at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).
Swansea University has a flourishing research environment looking at elite sports performance and exercise health and medicine.
Sport and Exercise Science research at Swansea University takes place in the Applied Sports, Technology, Exercise and Medicine (A-STEM) research centre. Engaging in research, teaching and third mission activity that spans the artificial boundaries between traditional disciplines. Swansea University is unique as the only research-intensive university in the UK where Sport and Exercise Science is located in Engineering.
Research activity in Sport and Exercise Science is in two main areas:
Elite Sports Performance
Exercise Medicine and Health
Our research spans the areas of, science, technology, health and medicine applied to sport, exercise and health settings with children, older people, clinical groups and elite international sports people. Importantly, sport and exercise science research is applied in nature and populates teaching, third mission activities and work-related learning opportunities. It has impact on elite sport, students, industry, patients and the general public.
MSc by Research in Sports Science typically lasts one year full-time, two to three years part-time. This is an individual research project written up in a thesis of 30,000 words.
Our new home at the innovative Bay Campus provides some of the best university facilities in the UK, in an outstanding location.
The A-STEM Research Centre has developed its own laboratories that rank alongside the most prestigious and well known universities in the UK.
Find out more about the facilities used by Sports Science students and Researchers at Swansea University.
Swansea University also has a proud reputation for sporting excellence and outstanding sporting facilities. See a 365 degree panoramic of the Sports Village: including the Wales National Pool, Gym, Indoor Courts, Running Track, Astroturf and Indoor Track.
In addition to teaching and research, academic staff are actively engaged with applied practice and consultancy in sport and exercise settings. Our well-established links include organisations such as:
Swansea NHS Trust
Carmarthenshire NHS Trust
Welsh Rugby Union
International Rugby Board (IRB)
We also work with elite sports teams including:
Swansea City AFC
West Ham United AFC
Wales 7s Rugby
Our staff also regularly consult in exercise settings with populations with chronic disease, including diabetes, cardiac rehabilitation and renal care.
Sport and exercise science research occurs within the world-leading Applied Sports Technology Exercise Medicine (A-STEM) Research Centre.
Significant research in diabetes and health as well as sedentary behaviour, physical activity, fitness, fundamental movement skills in childhood obesity is undertaken by a number of clinical exercise science staff.
Our elite sport performance group is leading a project supported by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government to position Wales at the forefront of Science, Technology and Medicine in elite sport and to promote its wider application in health and education. This project represents a unique collaboration of leading Welsh academics, businesses and sport, with the overall objective of enhancing their respective performances.
Fundamental links integrating engineering and sport and exercise science research are being developed by the Sports Visualisation Group who analyse video material to rapidly produce data for immediate analysis of sports performance. Recently the Engineering Behaviour Analytics in Sport and Exercise (E-BASE) research group was set up to investigate the use of advanced sensor and processing technology to quantify training and activity in sport and clinical populations respectively.
We have international research links and projects with universities in Southern and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USE, Italy and Austria.
I chose Swansea University to study my MSc Sports Science by Research because Swansea has a great reputation for sports and exercise research and the A-STEM research project is an exciting environment to be part of. Swansea also has great funding opportunities for postgraduate study and it is a really friendly and supportive university.
Zoe Marshall, Sports Science, MSc by Research
The Masters in Medical Sciences programme is the only one of its kind in the UK and is proven to give graduates the competitive edge in the job market. It’s designed for high-calibre medicine graduates who want to explore and benefit from medical research, perhaps with a view to pursuing a PhD or a career in research.
We offer you the opportunity to undertake a research project in a laboratory or department relevant to your speciality. The choice of research projects carried out is wide and ranges from bench research to clinical research.
Examples of completed projects are:
You will need to secure a supervisor and project before starting the degree.
The programme begins with a month of teaching, providing you with an overview of the whole range of techniques used in medical research. In the first two weeks you will attend lectures on subjects ranging from stem cell biology to ethics and clinical trials.
You will also receive statistics training and practical workshops in cell biology and molecular medicine. While you are learning these subjects you will be taught practical techniques, including basic tissue culture, how to do PCRs and run Western Blots.
Around 20 per cent of the course will consist of taught classes and seminars. The rest is spent in your host department. To consider your research interests and opportunities we advise you to visit Edinburgh’s Clinical Academic Training centre (ECAT) or speak to the Programme Director.
Around a quarter of our students continue on to a PhD. Those who choose to return to clinical practice go back with a broader experience of research than is afforded by the undergraduate clinical medicine curriculum.
We invite postgraduate research proposals in a number of disease areas that impact significantly on patient care. We focus on exploring the mechanisms of disease, understanding the ways disease impacts patients’ lives, utilising new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and developing new treatments.
As a student you will be registered with a University research institute, for many this is the Institute for Cellular Medicine (ICM). You will be supported in your studies through a structured programme of supervision and training via our Faculty of Medical Sciences Graduate School.
We undertake the following areas of research and offer MPhil, PhD and MD supervision in:
Newcastle hosts one of the most comprehensive organ transplant programmes in the world. This clinical expertise has developed in parallel with the applied immunobiology and transplantation research group. We are investigating aspects of the immunology of autoimmune diseases and cancer therapy, in addition to transplant rejection. We have themes to understand the interplay of the inflammatory and anti-inflammatory responses by a variety of pathways, and how these can be manipulated for therapeutic purposes. Further research theme focusses on primary immunodeficiency diseases.
There is strong emphasis on the integration of clinical investigation with basic science. Our research include:
We also research the effects of UVR on the skin including mitochondrial DNA damage as a UV biomarker.
This area emphasises on translational research, linking clinical- and laboratory-based science. Key research include:
Focus is on applied research and aims to underpin future clinical applications. Technology-oriented and demand-driven research is conducted which relates directly to health priority areas such as:
This research is sustained through extensive internal and external collaborations with leading UK and European academic and industrial groups, and has the ultimate goal of deploying next-generation diagnostic and therapeutic systems in the hospital and health-care environment.
There is a number of research programmes into the genetics, immunology and physiology of kidney disease and kidney transplantation. We maintain close links between basic scientists and clinicians with many translational programmes of work, from the laboratory to first-in-man and phase III clinical trials. Specific areas:
We have particular interests in:
Novel non-invasive methodologies using magnetic resonance are developed and applied to clinical research. Our research falls into two categories:
Our studies cover a broad range of topics (including diabetes, dementia, neuroscience, hepatology, cardiovascular, neuromuscular disease, metabolism, and respiratory research projects), but have a common theme of MR technical development and its application to clinical research.
We focus on connective tissue diseases in three, overlapping research programmes. These programmes aim to understand:
This research theme links with other local, national and international centres of excellence and has close integration of basic and clinical researchers and hosts the only immunotherapy centre in the UK.
Genetic approaches to the individualisation of drug therapy, including anticoagulants and anti-cancer drugs, and in the genetics of diverse non-Mendelian diseases, from diabetes to periodontal disease, are a focus. A wide range of knowledge and experience in both genetics and clinical sciences is utilised, with access to high-throughput genotyping platforms.
Our scientists and clinicians use in situ cellular technologies and large-scale gene expression profiling to study the normal and pathophysiological remodelling of vascular and uteroplacental tissues. Novel approaches to cellular interactions have been developed using a unique human tissue resource. Our research themes include:
We also have preclinical molecular biology projects in breast cancer research.
We conduct a broad range of research activities into acute and chronic lung diseases. As well as scientific studies into disease mechanisms, there is particular interest in translational medicine approaches to lung disease, studying human lung tissue and cells to explore potential for new treatments. Our current areas of research include:
Our research projects are concerned with the harmful effects of chemicals, including prescribed drugs, and finding ways to prevent and minimise these effects. We are attempting to measure the effects of fairly small amounts of chemicals, to provide ways of giving early warning of the start of harmful effects. We also study the adverse side-effects of medicines, including how conditions such as liver disease and heart disease can develop in people taking medicines for completely different medical conditions. Our current interests include: environmental chemicals and organophosphate pesticides, warfarin, psychiatric drugs and anti-cancer drugs.
Our new School of Pharmacy has scientists and clinicians working together on all aspects of pharmaceutical sciences and clinical pharmacy.
The first year of this Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE) accredited course enables healthcare professionals from varying clinical backgrounds to become safe, competent ultrasound practitioners. The second year allows you to increase your clinical leadership and research knowledge. The third allows you to become an authentic leader in the field of medical ultrasound by providing you with an opportunity to design and manage a major research project.
In the first two years of study you have the option of two study routes:
After completing both years of study you are awarded the PgDip Medical Ultrasound. You then have the opportunity to continue your study and complete the MSc Medical Ultrasound.
Year 1 core modules - Clinical Route
and one optional module
Year 1 core modules - Point of Care Route
and two optional modules
Year 2 core modules - Clincal Route
and one optional module
Year 2 core modules - Point of Care Route
and two optional modules
Year 3 core module
Modules offered may vary.
How you learn
Teaching is delivered at Teesside University through academic blocks. The clinical route is delivered over five two-week blocks. The point of care route is delivered over five two-day blocks to suit busy clinical workloads.
Both routes are supported through e-learning. You will also develop your practical skills within your clinical placement. It is a fusion which allows you to become an autonomous safe ultrasound practitioner. Teaching methods used during your academic blocks include lectures, seminars, group work, and practical workshops. The state-of-the-art Regional Ultrasound Simulation Centre here on campus is fully incorporated into the teaching.
How you are assessed
You are assessed by written assignment, examinations and practical triggered assessment.
Prior to enrolling on the course, you must negotiate a clinical placement, where you can gain your practical skills. You must find this placement, the University cannot help with this.
After completing your first year of study you can practise in your chosen area of ultrasound.
The first year of this Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE) accredited course enables healthcare professionals from varying clinical backgrounds to become safe, competent ultrasound practitioners. The second year allows you to increase your clinical leadership and research knowledge.
In both years of study you have the option of two study routes:
The pathway you choose will be dictated by your professional background and your chosen area of ultrasound practice.
After completing both years of study you are awarded your PgDip Medical Ultrasound. You then have the opportunity to continue your study on to the next stage and complete your MSc Medical Ultrasound.
Year 1 core modules - Clinical Route
and one optional module
Year 1 core modules - Point of Care Route
and two optional modules
Year 2 core modules - Clincal Route
and one optional module
Year 2 core modules Point of Care Route
and two modules
Modules offered may vary.
How you learn
Teaching is delivered at Teesside University during academic study blocks.
The clinical route is delivered over five two-week blocks.
The point of care route is delivered over five two-day blocks to suit busy clinical workloads.
Both routes are supported by e-learning. You will develop your practical skills within your clinical placement. It is a fusion which allows you to become an autonomous, safe ultrasound practitioner.
Teaching methods used during your academic study blocks include lectures, seminars and practical workshops. The Regional Ultrasound Centre here on campus is fully incorporated into teaching.
How you are assessed
You are assessed by a written assignment, examinations and a practical triggered assessment.
Prior to enrolling on the course, you must negotiate a clinical placement where you can gain your practical skills. You must find this placement, the University cannot help with this.
After completing this course you are able to practise in your chosen area of ultrasound.
Aspiring to contribute to the development of new therapies for metabolic, infectious and immunological diseases or cancer? Radboud University's internationally acclaimed Research Master's programme in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease provides an excellent foundation for a career in academic or commercial research.
Only by dissecting the molecular mechanisms that trigger and advance diseases and dysfunctions can we design effective treatments and medicines. The Research Master's in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (MMD) offers you an intensive two-year programme that provides you with in-depth knowledge and research experience of disease-related molecular mechanisms. In addition, you will acquire skills such as academic writing and presentation skills and learn how to successfully apply for grants and market yourself.
As an MMD student you will be part of the unique research community that is found within the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS). Like you, RIMLS researchers have a strong passion for research. They will assist you throughout the programme with guidance and expertise, supporting you in acquiring knowledge and developing excellent research skills. The RIMLS is one of the research institutes of the Radboud university medical center, so their research is closely linked to the clinic and thus aimed at translating results into treatments for patients. Examples include the translation of insights into the biology of antigen-presenting cells into new immunological cancer therapies and understanding the mutations underlying blindness into the development of gene therapies for patients with inherited blindness.
See the website http://www.ru.nl/masters/mmd
- You will follow a broad biomedical programme that allows you to specialise in your specific field-of-interest.
- You will have intense daily contact with established researchers.
- You will participate in group-oriented education and be part of a small group of highly motivated national and international students.
- A personal mentor will help you to reflect on your study programme and career perspective.
- You will do two 6-months research internships one of which will be abroad.
- There is a 92% pass rate of MMD students within the two years.
- International MMD students can apply for scholarships from the Radboudumc Study Fund.
There is considerable demand for experts in the molecular biomedical sciences as well as in their application to the development of treatments for diseases such as cancer, autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, and metabolic diseases.
Graduates in MMD are equipped with cutting-edge knowledge of multidisciplinary research in the mechanisms of disease and in state-of-the-art diagnostic methods and technologies. During the programme, you will develop a highly critical, independent approach to problem-solving. You will also acquire the basic management skills needed to lead R&D projects in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
Most of our graduates will enter an international PhD programme to continue with research in academia or industry.
The MSc Molecular Mechanisms of Disease aims to provide all skills and knowledge necessary to rapidly enter an international PhD programme. In the Netherlands and many places in Europe, it is impossible to start a PhD programme directly after obtaining a Bachelor's degree. This research Master’s programme seriously increases your chances for obtaining an excellent PhD training position by giving you a mature perspective and a broad range of experimental approaches. In fact, over 90% of our graduates has started a (funded) PhD project.
The Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS) recruits about fifty PhD students a year. MMD graduates are excellent candidates for these positions. Furthermore, the Radboud university medical centre offers the opportunity for its research-oriented Master's students to write their own research project. The best candidates are awarded a fully funded four-year PhD studentship at the department of their choice.
The molecular regulation of cellular processes is crucial for human development, and maintenance of health throughout life. It's evident that cellular malfunction is the cause of common multi-factorial diseases such as diabetes, immune and inflammatory disorders, renal disease, cardiovascular, metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases as well as obesity and cancer.
The Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS) Graduate School plays a key role in developing new therapies for the fight against such diseases. RIMLS aims to improve diagnostics and develop new treatments by generating basic knowledge in the molecular biomedical life sciences and translating it into clinical application and experimental research in patients.
The RIMLS – which is part of Radboud university medical center – offers an exclusive Master's programme in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease. Top researchers and clinicians teach the programme.
The MMD programme is organised along three major educational themes which reflect the main research areas present in the RIMLS and which each include both a fundamental and a disease-related aspect:
- Theme 1 Infection, Immunity and Regenerative Medicine / Immunity-related Disorders and Immunotherapy
- Theme 2 Metabolism, Transport and Motion / Metabolic Disorders
- Theme 3 Cell Growth and Differentiation / Developmental Disorders and Malignancies
See the website http://www.ru.nl/masters/mmd