Taught course

Medicine of Ageing

University of Chester · Institute of Medicine

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a medical first degree, or hold appropriate professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills.

Months of entry


Course content

A vocationally-oriented course that is specifically designed for those doctors and health professionals wishing to specialise in geriatric medicine or care of the elderly, either in industry or within the health sector.

Programme structure

Evidence Based Medicine

A module that provides training in the essential skills needed as a researcher or practitioner to use the scientific and medical literature.

Analysis and Interpretation of Clinical Data
Develops an understanding of the theories underpinning modern analytical and molecular procedures of relevance to the clinician; and develop a critical appreciation of the uses and limitations of a range of analytical and molecular techniques relevant to clinical and biomedical science.

The Science of Ageing

Utilises the changes that occur during ageing to develop an in-depth knowledge of the pathology of selected organ systems, including the importance of diagnosis and management of human disease.

Organic Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology

Develops an understanding of organic psychiatry and explores the biological causes of mental disorders.

Frailty Medicine

Discusses strategies for the promotion of wellbeing in older people.

Current Clinical Practice

Develops a proactive approach to understanding the current developments in clinical practice. A series of seminars and tutorials will be held with various healthcare professionals and clinical researchers. Students will also join clinical teams for placements in their chosen specialism for training in a variety of protocols.

Research Dissertation

An opportunity to investigate systematically and in depth a laboratory-based topic of direct relevance to the programme of study and his/her personal interests; to enable the student to draw on and contribute to the development of the growing body of knowledge in the broad clinical/biomedical sciences field; and to present the outcomes of personal research in the form of two publishable scientific articles.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24-48 months


part time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01244 511000
01244 513111