The aim of the course is to provide individuals with the opportunity to explore and analyse the emerging trends in clinical innovation. This exciting field is developing rapidly and the programme aims to enhance student knowledge and skills to allow them to actively contribute to the rapidly evolving fields of diagnostics and medical device development and the management of clinical innovation.
The Programme has been developed in line with the needs of organisations in the life science and healthcare sectors and is built around a set of core modules and a variety of optional modules, allowing students to tailor their programme to meet their own educational needs and interests.
Graduates from the programme will be knowledgeable in the process of innovation, making them highly attractive to potential employers in research, industrial, commercial and healthcare establishments.
This course is for life science and healthcare graduates; individuals working in or hoping to work in the life science, medical technology and pharmaceutical industries.
The course has been developed to provide life science and healthcare graduates with advanced knowledge, understanding and skills allowing them to contribute to the rapidly evolving fields of diagnostics, therapeutics, medical device development and the management of clinical innovation.
• The Programme has been developed in conjunction with industrial partners in the life science and healthcare sectors
• There is the opportunity to tailor the programme to meet your own educational needs and interests.
The Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) consists of three Core modules (3 x 20 credits):
• Research Skills and Environment
• Innovation in the Clinical Sciences
• Clinical Research/Trials Management
Students who have obtained a minimum of 60 credits at Level 7, only where these include the award of credit for each of the core modules, shall be eligible EITHER to receive the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Research and Innovation OR to continue their studies towards the Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Research and Innovation.
The Postgraduate Diploma consists of six modules - the three Core modules (3 x 20 credits) from the PgCert plus a fourth Core module (20 credits) and a further 40 credits made up of Application and Specialisation option modules.
• Same modules as PgDip PLUS Data Analysis for Biomedical Research
Entry to the dissertation stage of the MSc in Medical Research and Innovation is dependent upon successful completion of the Cardiff University
Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Research and Innovation (successful completion of 120 credits including credit for the all required/core modules) within the previous three years. It is not possible to register at the outset for the MSc.
The full MSc (Certificate, Diploma and dissertation stages) are completed part-time over three academic years. The MSc consists of 180 credits at level 7 (Masters level), of which 120 are contained in six ‘taught’ modules, and the remaining 60 credits are contained in the research dissertation project.
• Same modules as PgDip PLUS Dissertation: Medical Research and Innovation.
The dissertation, which shall normally be of not more than 20,000 words and supported by such other material as may be considered appropriate to the subject, shall embody the results of his/her period of project work. The subject of each student’s dissertation shall be approved by the Chair of the Board of Studies concerned or his/her nominee.
The dissertation shall be assigned 60 credits and, in combination with the taught stage(s), shall be weighted 50% for the purpose of calculating the final mark.
All taught modules will be delivered online. The programme is designed so that the learning outcomes are achievable through the combination of online learning and your application of the knowledge and skills gained within your current workplace – normally a laboratory, industrial or clinical/healthcare research setting.
Your studies will be supported by online learning materials, online tutor groups and discussions, formative assessments and feedback. All students will be assigned a personal tutor, who will support their academic development.
Graduates from the programme will be skilled and knowledgeable in the whole process of innovation in the biomedical sciences, making them highly attractive to potential employers in research, industrial, commercial and healthcare establishments.