Taught course

Clinical and Health Sciences with Molecular Pathology

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Medical Sciences Education Development
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

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; 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 Clinical and Health Sciences with Molecular Pathology course offers you the ability to tailor your educational needs to your professional interests. Designed for busy professionals, this online course offers a flexible, bespoke way for you to develop your career in Molecular Pathology.

The course is ideal for health professionals, clinical research support staff and people working in education and industry who wish to enhance their knowledge of contemporary methods of laboratory-based diagnosis and their applications in personalised and translational medicine. It will also be of interest to candidates who aspire to become independent researchers, clinical academics or clinical researchers.

This innovative course is aimed at those who 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 courses are 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.

The e-learning course has been developed by Newcastle University and Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust working in partnership under the MRC/EPSRC Molecular Pathology Node.

Delivery

You will be taught by academic staff with experience and expertise in Pathology and Molecular Pathology such as Dr Yvonne Bury, Consultant Histopathologist and Dr Julie Irving, Reader in Experimental Haematology.

You will be given an email address and an account on Blackboard, our managed learning environment. Blackboard is accessible across a variety of operating systems and browsers. Our materials and supporting reading are accessible across a variety of devices including desktop computers, tablets and mobile phones.

No campus attendance is needed, but you must have reliable access to a computer, internet connection, webcam, headset and printer. Recommended specifications:

  • operating system: Windows 7 and above (32 and 64 bit) or Mac OSX 10.6 and above;
  • processor: Intel Pentium, Intel Celeron, Intel i3, Intel i5, Intel i7, or recent AMD processor;
  • RAM: At least 2GB;
  • connectivity: broadband or mobile broadband;
  • screen resolution: at least 1024 x 768 px.

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 Prospectus online.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
60 months
full time
24 months

PGDip

part time
48 months
full time
12 months

PGCert

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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