Taught course

Clinical and Health Sciences with Ageing

Institution
Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGCertPGDip

Entry requirements

A honours degree, or international equivalent, in a healthcare profession or relevant discipline. You must also be working in the healthcare profession or related field. You must be IT literate to complete these highly interactive courses online and have access to a computer with a printer, webcam, headset and reliable internet connection. Your browser will need to be JavaScript enabled and able to accept cookies. You will be given access to any specific software required during the course of your studies. We will also consider applications on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and are working in the healthcare profession or related field.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our online Clinical and Health Sciences with Ageing course enables you to tailor your educational needs to your professional interests. Designed for busy professionals, this course offers a flexible, bespoke way for you to expand your knowledge of the mechanisms of ageing, age-related disease and research.

Changing demographics have led to an increasing old population. This has resulted in a greater need to understand the mechanisms of ageing, age-related disease, to undertake research with older people and to prescribe appropriately.
The course is aimed at clinicians, allied health professionals and scientists with a particular interest in ageing. Knowledge gained from this course will help you to treat and prescribe for age-related diseases. It can also be used as a springboard to an academic career, clinical research or pharmaceutical development of drugs for older people.
This innovative course is ideal if you already have a primary qualification (eg MBBS, BDS, BSc) and are working in health or life sciences field. It has been developed to provide a flexible approach, making it sustainable and compatible with modern career pathways whilst addressing the needs of a modern health service.
The course is taught online, so you can choose to study anytime and anywhere. This flexibility means that you can fit your studies around your other commitments, plus develop your online literacy as a transferable skill.
You can pick from over 30 modules in a diverse range of subjects to create your own bespoke course of study. You can choose to complete a single module for professional development or a full masters, working at your own pace in your own environment.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 7.0 in writing and reading and 6.5 in speaking and listening) Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
24-60 months

PGCert

distance learning
12-24 months

PGDip

distance learning
12-48 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Jenny Yeo, Degree Programme Director
Email
pgclinhealth@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7032