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MSc Health Sciences


Course Description

This rewarding programme is designed to provide a biological perspective on the nature and study of human behaviour and health with an emphasis on the clinical relevance of contemporary developments in the biological sciences.

Our programme is designed to improve career prospects for health professionals and offers a social context is for the anthropological and psychological issues of health and healthcare. This course covers a broad spectrum of biological approaches from the molecular to ethological studies and presents a diverse range of methods for the study of human behaviour and health.

The biological basis of behaviour is an increasingly important aspect of understanding health and illness. You will develop an in-depth understanding of topic areas and mechanisms involved in the maintenance of health and well-being, and the development and treatment of disease. This rewarding programme provides an ideal platform for the basis for further post-graduate research, a career in consultancy-based research, or your development of evidence-based practice in health care. You will learn to analyse the contributions of different disciplinary and theoretical perspectives to the understanding of health and wellbeing, disease and its treatment, and care.

The programme will introduce you to a wide range of health issues from stress to sleep; it considers the aetiology and symptomology of the body’s complex processes with a thought-provoking and challenging syllabus.

Visit the website: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/postgraduate-courses/health-sciences/index.html

Course detail

We offer a diverse range of modules to build your knowledge and enable you to focus on topics that interest you. Recent examples of these topics included: the psychophysiology of health, where you will examine the effects of stress in relation to health and well-being, health research methods, and public health and social, psychological and biological approaches to health and disease.

Modules

Here are examples of the modules:

• Health Research Methods
• Principles of Clinical Neuroscience
• Health Psychophysiology
• Biomedical Practical on Brain Function
• Principles of Nutrition

Career options

Careers in the NHS, local authorities,including education departments and social services; NGOs and other charities.

Why study at Roehampton?

• The course encourages the development of evidence-based practice in health care.
• You will learn to critically appraise of the application of theory and scientific strategies to a range of health issues.
• You will be taught by experts in the field and develop an in-depth understanding of topic areas and mechanisms involved in the maintenance of health and well-being, and the development and treatment of disease.
• We are the most research-intensive modern university in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

How to apply

Apply here: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/applying/postgraduate-entry-requirements/

Funding

For information on funding, please visit the following website: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/Finance/Student-Funding/

Visit the MSc Health Sciences page on the University of Roehampton website for more details!

Entry Requirements

We take a small number of students each year, around half of who are recent graduates – usually with a good second-class honours degree (or above) in psychology, biology, or a related degree. The others tend to be mature students, often from health related professions. There is a good mix of backgrounds and this is a field where experience can be very valuable. We do not want to exclude people from non-standard backgrounds. We are willing to discuss levels of equivalence and our expectations.

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