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
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.
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.
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.
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
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
- 01244 511000
- 01244 513111