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Cardiovascular Medicine: From Molecules to Man MRes

Cardiovascular Medicine: From Molecules to Man MRes

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Cardiovascular Medical Studies Medicine (General) Nursing: Specific Conditions

Course type


Course Summary

Learn from clinicians and academics in a unique research environment. This course gives you insight into cutting-edge research, both in the lab and in the clinic. You'll work alongside experts in the cardiovascular field for a hypothesis-driven laboratory research project.

Course description

Lead academic: Dr Victoria Ridger

The WHO estimates that by 2030 more than 23 million people will die annually from cardiovascular disease. The discovery of effective and novel treatments for disease starts with understanding the molecular and cellular processes involved.

The course is delivered by experts within the cardiovascular field, both clinicians and academics. It provides a unique research environment within which students can learn valuable transferable skills encompassing the full range of activity from discovery science at the laboratory bench to the hospital clinic/bedside. The research project forms the major part of your studies, during which time you will be integrated into the department as a member of an established research team.

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This module builds on the basic cellular and molecular principles learnt in the previous module. We examine the value of in vivo model systems, including zebrafish, in testing hypotheses, and the development of classical and emerging therapies is explored. There is a strong emphasis on the need to consider the 3Rs ? replacement of animal models with in vitro and in silico models that can yield meaningful and insightful data; reduction in numbers of animals used and refinement of models through careful experimental design as well as screening using in vitro and in silico models prior to the use of animals. Students will visit the Bateson Centre to observe experimental procedures using zebrafish carried out in the labs of Professor Tim Chico.

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Entry requirements

2:1 in a relevant science undergraduate degree. A 2:2 may be considered with strong performance in research-related modules. We also welcome medical graduates as well as UK medical undergraduates wishing to intercalate.