This Masters in Medicine course is offered to medical graduates in training who wish to develop their research skills, broaden their research interests, and develop advanced knowledge in selected areas of clinical and scientific practice. The course syllabus and curriculum have been developed following consultation with medical trainees in Ireland in order to ensure that the course fulfills their needs in terms of higher medical training at national and international level. The aim of the course is to provide advanced training in key domains of excellence relevant to modern medical practice for all students while also providing specialist knowledge relevant to their individual chosen career pathways.
Students will be required to complete twelve taught modules (5 ECTS each) as follows:
Six core modules (in year 1):
Professional and Ethical Practice of Medicine, Research Skills I, Research Skills II, Health Services Management, Health Informatics, Patient Safety for Clinical Specialists.
Six optional modules (year 2) from either Molecular and Translational Medicine (strand A):
Cellular Biology and Cell signalling Mechanisms, Introduction to Genetics and Molecular Biology, Molecular oncology, Molecular Mechanisms of Human disease I and II, and laboratory skills for clinical specialists
or Population Health and Health Implementation (Strand B):
Public Health for Clinical Specialists, Global Health for Clinical Specialists, Rehabilitation Medicine for Clinical Specialists, Teaching and Learning for Clinical Specialists, Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmacoepidemiology, and Drug Safety 56
Students will also be required to submit a dissertation (30 ECTS) based on an original research/ laboratory-based project at the end of the second year.