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Professional Doctorate Biomedical Science


Course Description

Key fact

UWE Bristol is recognised as one of the world’s leading centres for biomedical science research and education. This professional training programme in Biomedical Science is aimed at practicing healthcare or research professionals looking to further their skills and knowledge in this rapidly developing field.

Introduction

This professional doctorate programme in Biomedical Science is an extension of our impressive Biomedical Science portfolio, which includes the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) - accredited BSc (Hons) and MSc programmes.

Deepen your knowledge in a globally recognised department

The Professional Doctorate in Biomedical Science comprises four compulsory modules with integrated doctoral level research, aimed at full-time practitioners wishing to expand and extend their skills and knowledge to support exisiting roles, or to meet the demands of new ones. For example, this qualification is ideal for those taking on or seeking managerial or consultancy roles. Professional Doctorate in Biomedical Science is open to employees working in the NHS or equivalent healthcare industry, or practicing in laboratories in the UK and internationally. Modules cover good clinical practice, research management, and highlight the concept and value of reflective practitioners. We also introduce you to training on a personal, professional and academic level through workshops, coursework and personal portfolios.

You'll have access to the Graduate School's designated work areas and networked library access, and attend seminars from leading researchers in biomedicine and related disciplines.

For up to date list of modules and course delivery please visit our website.

Learning and Teaching

There are five one-day sessions per annum, covering the modular structure and supervised research and learning, giving you excellent opportunities to engage with experts throughout the course, both in person and online.

Assessment

Assessed work varies with each module, but will comprise a written research proposal, reflection on the research process, a systematic review of the research topic, visual and oral presentations, and a reflective portfolio of attendance at workshops and research seminars. There will be doctorate-level viva voce examinations midway through your research and after your research thesis submission.

Study facilities

You'll have access to the Graduate School's designated work areas and networked library access. Find out more: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/research/postgraduateresearchstudy.aspx

Find out more about the wide range of facilities and resources UWE Bristol has to offer: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whyuwe/fantasticfacilities

Open Events

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study. Visit http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whatson/opendays/postgraduateopendays.aspx

Visit the Professional Doctorate Biomedical Science page on the University of the West of England, Bristol website for more details!

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Entry Requirements

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