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Biomedical Research (Integrative and Translational) MRes

Biomedical Research (Integrative and Translational) MRes

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Biomedical Sciences

Course type

Research

Course Summary

This programme will equip you with the necessary ethos, critical evaluative skills and technical competence to pursue a research career in the in vivo sciences. Such an approach is essential to understand the complex interactions among body systems, and how these may be modified with adaptations, by drugs, and during pathologies. Students will graduate equipped with essential skills for training to PhD level with an excellent grounding for future careers in biological research, the pharmaceutical industry or higher education.

The programme is split into two components - taught and research. The taught component comprises three taught modules and aids the students to gain the skills required to undertake the research component. The first module covers physiology of major body systems in order to ensure all students have a common knowledge regardless of their first degree background.

A practical in vivo research skills module involves progressive training with equipment using in vitro and ex vivoapproaches. This research modules also provides seminars from research-active scientists about their approaches, and a series of taster projects where you observe current research projects in action. A research methods module gives theoretical and practical instruction in common techniques, experimental design and data analysis.

In vivo research provides the key translational step between basic medical science and clinical medicine. The course will give you a thorough training in the practical and theoretical aspects of a wide range of in vivo research techniques. You will gain an in-depth appreciation of the special requirements of in vivo experimentation, its advantages and pitfalls. By gaining practical and theoretical skills in integrative physiology and pharmacology you will expand the boundaries of your first degree discipline thereby increasing your employability and utility in a research environment.

The skills and knowledge gained on this programme will make you attractive both to employers in the pharmaceutical and related industries, and to major academic research centres. The practical skills and knowledge acquired in design, performing and analysing experiments are highly transferable to a wide range of scientific areas.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This module allows students the opportunity to further develop their research skills within sport, physical activity and rehabilitation. It will cover the practical usage and critical analysis of methodologies, including studies that utilised empirical data collection as well as review based research. The content will include a focus on positionality, research writing, research questions, design, data gathering, interpretation and data analysis, reporting, ethics, and issues such as sampling, carrying out research with adults and juniors, working in different social and cultural settings, applying findings to practice. The module will provide students with an essential understanding of conducting research in a real world sport/physical activity/rehabilitation environment and will provide a firm grounding for their masters dissertation research.
Research Project (120 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,820

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£24,920

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students must possess, or be expected to achieve at least a good upper second-class degree in a relevant subject.

University information

As a Birmingham postgraduate you can expect to engage with challenging debates, theories and concepts and, in doing so, grow as an original thinker. The University of Birmingham is recognised internationally for excellence in teaching and research – 87% of research conducted at the University has a global impact. Birmingham understands that you want to study somewhere with a strong research culture, that delivers on your expectations. The...more

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