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Ageing, Health and Disease (MSc/PgDip/PgCert)


Course Description

Overview

This course offers broad based knowledge and skills through integrated interprofessional education in many aspects of the health and ill health and gerontological issues in the ageing population. Training in research design and techniques is also given.

The taught programme starts in September each year and can be studied full-time over one year or part-time over two years. In addition to taught modules, MSc students also undertake a dissertation. Students can work for a Postgraduate certificate (4 modules), a Postgraduate Diploma (8 modules) or complete the Masters degree.

Course Structure

Students will be required to study the following modules:
• Ageing, Health and Disease
• Research Methods
• Health, Ageing and Society
• Physical and Mental Health and Age
• Organisation and Delivery of Care (compulsory)

In addition, students will select three further modules from:
• Stroke
• Neurodegenerative Disease
• Falls and Bone Health
• Therapeutics

Assessment: Students are assessed through eight modular assignments (four leading to a Certificate and eight leading to the Diploma). In addition to successfully completing these assignments, MSc students must complete a dissertation.

Visit the Ageing, Health and Disease (MSc/PgDip/PgCert) page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

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(Student Profile)

Phillip Leonard (MSc Genetic Counselling)

The MSc in Genetic Counselling allowed me to combine my scientific interests in genetics and medicine with professional training in counselling skills. The course is vital preparation for a career in genetic counselling. Cardiff is a lively, friendly and diverse student city, and the University provides superb resources to support postgraduates both academically and socially, not least the excellent Graduate Centre.

(Student Profile)

Shalini Sri Ranganatham (Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology)

"The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) offered me a PhD scholarship to study at Cardiff University. Having a PhD is a requirement in my academic field, and I am interested in learning more about my subject. I want to re-join my department in Sri Lanka and get involved with academic and clinical work, and to set up a paediatric clinical pharmacology unit based on what I learned here. Studying in Cardiff will give me all the possible opportunities to reach my goal to become an independent and self-directed academic. I feel like a 'knowledge bridge' between the university here and the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka."


(Scholarship)

Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

“This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.”Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-ChancellorWe are pleased to announce that the Taught Master's Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2016/17 entry has been confirmed.We are committed to invest up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support UK and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2016.The scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence.

Value of Scholarship(s)

min. £3000

Eligibility

Eligible programmes include taught full-time and part-time taught programmes leading to a master's. Not included are our distance learning programmes and taught programmes leading to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, as well as research master's such as the MPhil and MRes.‘Home’ and ‘EU’ students only (as classified for fee paying purposes, tuition fee status is determined after submitting an application to study) who are accepted on to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.For applicants from countries outside the European Union, we also offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships.

Application Procedure

We have two deadlines after which scholarship decisions will be made:

6 April and 27 July 2016.

The Masters Excellence Scholarship application form can be accessed once you have submitted an application to study to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master’s degree. Please note the additional details on our website and in the guidance documents provided.

Further Information

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding-and-fees/masters-excellence-scholarships



Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for both UK and overseas graduates in medicine, nursing and allied professions, e.g. physiotherapy, dietetics, occupational therapy, social services and other professionals and managers who work with older people. All students must satisfy the Cardiff University requirements for entry to postgraduate courses, and in addition, will normally possess an initial degree in medicine or related health/social care subject. On occasion, we may also admit non-graduates whose lack of formal qualifications are compensated for by relevant professional experience. The selection of applicants is on the basis of interviews after short-listing by the course director.

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