This course aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge of theory and practice that will enable you to work as a professional capable of making important contributions in the field of clinical biochemistry. The course aims to further enhance your knowledge of clinical biochemistry, to engage you with contemporary issues and debates within the discipline, and to develop your critical and analytical skills.
The taught programme contains specific modules in Clinical Biochemistry, such as endocrinology and metabolism and diagnostic clinical biochemistry, which you can apply to diagnostic biomedicine, as well as offering you a choice of modules related to molecular diagnostics or haematology.
The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.
Core modules -CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM -DIAGNOSTIC CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY -MOLECULAR SCIENCE AND DIAGNOSTICS -POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS -POSTGRADUATE PROJECT
Option modules -AUTOMATION IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES -CELL SIGNALLING AND GENETICS -CELLULAR HAEMATOLOGY -COMMUNICATING SCIENCE -IMMUNOHAEMATOLOGY AND HAEMOSTASIS -IMMUNOPATHOLOGY -PRINCIPLES OF MOLECULAR MEDICINE
The course has been designed to provide professionals with a broad range of transferable skills in clinical biomedical sciences, with particular reference to possessing the ability to critically discuss and evaluate concepts, analytical techniques, current research and advanced scholarship in Clinical Biochemistry.
Successful completion of the course will enhance the career prospects of graduates for entering Ph.D programmes; you may find employment in hospital laboratories, academia, research institutes, as well as in the pharmaceutical and related industries.
The course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical science (IBMS).
You must have at least a BSc Honours in Biomedical Sciences or a closely related subject, a professional qualification of equivalent status and associated work experience or an equivalent qualification deemed suitable by the course team. If you are applying for part-time study, you will normally be working in a relevant area and will require written support from your employer including confirmation that facilities will be available in your workplace for you to carry out your research project.
Recipient: University of Westminster
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