Research course

Respiratory Medicine (Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh)

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health
Qualifications
PhD

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Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

Months of entry

January, April, September, October

Course content

Our major areas of research interest are:

  • cellular and molecular mechanisms of the resolution and persistence of lung inflammation and scarring
  • mechanisms of acute lung injury in the adult respiratory distress syndrome
  • gene therapeutic approaches to the augmentation of genes that protect against tissue injury in lung inflammation
  • biology of small-cell lung cancer
  • the effects of cigarette smoke, ozone and other pollutants on the lung
  • sleep apnoea
  • applied lung physiology

The unit also offers a number of research opportunities in areas of clinical interest, for example:

  • asthma
  • chronic bronchitis
  • emphysema
  • cystic fibrosis

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Start: any time.

Course contact details

Name
Alexandra Moreira
Email
CIR.Postgraduate@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 242 9199