Taught course

Translational Neuropathology

Institution
University of Sheffield · Faculty of Medicine
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 BSc in a relevant science. Intercalating medical students are welcome to apply.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Course description

This course combines taught modules on the fundamental aspects of the major nervous system diseases, with the development of practical laboratory skills encompassing histopathology, molecular pathology and microscopy.

You’ll be trained to use tissue samples in neuroscience research aimed at understanding the pathophysiology of nervous system diseases and you’ll discover how laboratory breakthroughs have been translated into clinical benefits.

The course will be taught by scientists and consultant neuropathologists who are experts in their fields. You’ll get the opportunity to carry out neuroanatomy dissection and you’ll work with leading research groups during the research project.

Core modules

  • Neuro-anatomy
  • Basic Principles of Pathology and Histopathology
  • Molecular Neuroscience
  • Ethics and Public Awareness of Science
  • Pathology and Modelling of Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Neuroin ammation, Neuro-Oncology and Neurovascular Disease
  • Literature Review and Critical Analysis of Science
  • Research Project

Teaching and assessment

The taught component of the MSc is delivered through practical laboratory classes and demonstrations, lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Assessment is primarily through written assignments and coursework, along with practical laboratory assessments, spotter exams, presentations and debates. The research project is assessed by a thesis and oral presentation.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in listening and 6.0 in the other components.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Helen Hickson
Email
transpath@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 2296