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PGCert Experimental Medicine (Dermatology)

PGCert Experimental Medicine (Dermatology)

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Dermatology Medicine (General)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Course description

Our PGCert Experimental Medicine (Dermatology) programme will give nurses, doctors, clinical researchers and research programme managers the skills needed to work in early phase clinical studies.

You will learn how to master experimental medicine with a focus on dermatology through a combination of traditional teaching and hands-on learning, through spending a year working closely with the Experimental Medicine Dermatology team of the Biomedical Research Centre while also taking four structured taught units.

The taught units will see you learn the details of designing and delivering Phase 1 clinical studies, understanding the pre-clinical data required before a clinical programme can commence, and how to optimise early clinical studies to provide evidence for progressing a promising drug or intervention into Phase II/III clinical testing.

Alongside the taught elements, you will have a named supervisor and be exposed to tasks required in the setup, delivery, interpretation and audit of a clinical study.

Nursing and physician students may participate in patient care, including new and follow-on patient clinics, treatment and care-giving episodes with patients.

For non-registered clinical researchers and research programme managers, no direct patient contact is envisaged and you may participate in clinical trial setup, protocol amendments, database setup, data entry, costing and billing for clinical research.

You will be able to choose two aspects of your direct clinical trial research experience to write up for your two research projects in a dissertation format. This will give you the skills and knowledge required to critically report medical, scientific and clinically related sciences for peer review.

Aims

The primary purpose of the PGCert in Experimental Medicine (Dermatology) is to provide you with the opportunity to work within a premier Biomedical Research Centre and, through a mix of taught and experiential learning, master the discipline of experimental medicine related to dermatology.

Career opportunities

This course is relevant to physician, nursing and clinical researchers and research programme managers who are considering careers that involve Phase 1 clinical studies.

The course provides theoretical and experiential learning and offers a foundation for roles within other experimental medicine centres within the UK and EU, as well as careers in academia, the pharmaceutical industry and clinical trials management.

The PGCert is ideal for high-calibre graduates and professionals wishing to undertake research training in the field of dermatology.

Modules

The Research Methods Course is a 15 credit, interactive blended learning course which provides students with an introduction to key material required for the design, execution and interpretation of medical, scientific and clinically-related research and the production of a high quality dissertation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

5,000

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

10,800

Entry requirements

We require an Upper Second undergraduate degree in the life sciences, pharmaceutics, biotechnology or pharmacy from any UK university or overseas equivalent as approved by The University of Manchester. We also require you to hold existing qualifications to conduct clinical research as a General Medical Council-registered physician, Nursing and Midwifery Council-registered nurse or clinical trial coordinator, including evidence of current good clinical practice training. Relevant experience and commitment to dermatology research will be beneficial.