The programme has been developed to offer focused training that integrates basic and clinical sciences, and equips students with the essential skills required to function in a range of clinical disciplines. The Masters in Translational Medical Sciences programme covers a wide variety of medically important disciplines, allowing students with the choice to specialise in subjects allied to medicine and clinical research, and to gain rigorous practical training. It provides a platform from which students will develop insight and understanding into different research methodologies, and determine how to apply these to clinical and biomedical research relevant to the health, academic or industrial sectors.
• MSc: 12 months full-time;
• Contact: Gordon Ramage, email: [email protected]
• Students will have access to state-of-the-art expertise in diagnostics, molecular medicine and molecular pathologies and technologies from scientists and clinicians.
• Research projects are delivered by leading experts in understanding disease mechanisms, or diagnosing or treating clinical conditions, including cancer, cardiovascular and infectious disease.
• This programme offers a high level of scientific training in clinical research methodology through interaction with guest lecturers from the NHS and the biotechnology industry.
• There are opportunities for generic training, or specialization in specific elements, e.g. Diagnostics, Molecular Medicine, or Molecular Pathology.
• Open to students with backgrounds in biomedical sciences, medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine, allowing for cross-discipline interactions.
• A learning environment within an innovative purpose built centre of clinical excellence at Glasgow’s new Southern General Hospital.
• Participate and engage in the University of Glasgow
’s rich history of research in biomedical and clinical sciences.
• Gain an insight and access to clinical research laboratories.
• You will gain expert practical, anaytical and communication skills, enabling you to work and develop within a number of challenging environments in subjects allied to medicine.
• You will work with experts from a range of medical and clinical disciplines as you learn the mechanisms and processes involved in Translational Medical Sciences.
• There are enhanced opportunities to access PhD funding and supervision. Glasgow’s School of Medicine provides an excellent interface between scientists and clinicians; not only within the School, but between the School and our Research Institutes, and between the School and clinicians in the local health service. Together with existing links between University researchers and those in industry, this makes the School of Medicine uniquely positioned to offer this programme.
Our newly revised MSc programme will consist of four specialist choices, including a bespoke option:
• Diagnostic Technologies - Prof Eckersall http://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/bahcm/staff/davideckersall/
• Molecular Medicine - Dr Andrew Hamilton http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/medicine/staff/andrewhamilton/
• Molecular Pathology - Dr Tomoko Ikawa http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/medicine/staff/tomokoiwata/
• Surgical Oncology Prof Donald McMillan http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/medicine/staff/donaldmcmillan/
• Bespoke – Prof Gordon Ramage http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/dental/staff/gordonramage/
This will be structured based on 4 compulsory courses and a project, which includes: Evidence based medicine in research, Translational medical research approaches, Applied research methodology, and Statistics.
You will then select options from a range of additional optional courses, depending on the specialism selected. These include: Advanced nucleic acid techniques, Molecular techniques in medicine, Molecular pathology, Frontiers in cancer sciences, Introduction to surgical oncology, Diagnostic science in action, Diagnostic techniques and devices, Translational biomarkers, Microbes in medicine, Translational immunology, Medical and research ethics, Clinical and research audit, Laboratory methodologies, plus others.
Dissertations can be based around laboratory research or data analysis, clinical audits or systematic literature reviews, and tailored to meet the interests of the student.
This programme is organisationally based within the School of Medicine, within the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences (MVLS), and will largely be taught by our staff from our School. Students’ will be taught primarily from the newly refurbished Lister building at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
This masters degree will equip you for employment in health service laboratories or in the industrial sector, or to undertake future PhD study.
At least a 2:2 Honours equivalent in a Biomedical Science; or a medical (MBChB/MBBS), veterinary (BVMS) or dental (BDS) degree from an institution recognised by the University Court. Applications will normally be considered for entry to the generic programme in the first instance, with the option of transferring to a specialism, subject to performance in the core course in Evidence-Based Medicine & Research. Applicants with alternative qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of foundation courses.