Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Institution
University of Chester · Institute of Medicine
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an appropriate an appropriate first degree with a minimum of 2:2 honours, a medical degree, or hold appropriate professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is designed to enable students to develop an up-to-date, advanced understanding of this exciting area of medicine and clinical research. Regenerative medicine has the potential to impact on conditions as varied as spinal injury, coronary heart disease and type 1 diabetes. Students will look at stem cell theory and then apply this to clinical problems. Students will also develop critical analytical skills in order to be able to evaluate new developments in research into regenerative medicine.

Programme Structure:

The programme is modular and has six taught modules plus a Research Dissertation.

Evidence Based Medicine

This module 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

Through a series of practical sessions, this module will develop your understanding of the theories underpinning modern analytical and molecular procedures, and develop your critical appreciation of the uses and limitations of a range of analytical and molecular techniques relevant to clinical and biomedical science.

Molecular Medicine

This module aims to develop your expertise in molecular approaches applicable to a variety of disease types.

Case Investigations in Molecular Medicine

This module will cover the analysis of cases from different medical specialism.

Stem Cell Theory and Practice

This module will develop your understanding of the general concepts of stem cell biology and the potential of stem cell research and regenerative medicine to clinical conditions.

Tissue Formation and Regeneration

This module will discuss the current and potential uses of the stem cells in regenerative medicine and the alternative strategies.

Research Dissertation

This module is your opportunity to:

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

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24-48 months

PGDip

part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months

PGCert

part time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
postgrad@chester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1244 511 000
Fax
+44 (0)1244 513 111