The MRes Applied Clinical Research programme has been designed to serve healthcare professionals such as nursing, audiology, midwifery, physiotherapy, psychology, radiology and medical sciences graduates wanting to embark on a research degree focussing on human health and disease. As such, it leads to a professionally recognised qualification, being externally approved by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). This programme equips graduates with the skills and subject-specific knowledge needed to pursue a research-based career in clinical medicine and healthcare. The programme focuses on clinical research (e.g. audits, clinical outcome measures, quality improvement, qualitative or quantitative), and provides ideal training for students who want to enhance their careers within the NHS and health sector, or subsequently wish to move onto a PhD programme, or who simply wish to undertake a significant research (120 credits) project at Masters level.
This programme provides an opportunity for in-depth teaching and learning in all the major disciplines covering biomedical science, as well as current regulatory frameworks, information communication technology and research methods. Teaching and learning will focus on clinical chemistry, cellular and histopathology, haematology and transfusion as well as microbiology and immunology. MODULES Research methods (20 credits) Critically exploring professional practice in the context of health & society (20 credits) Clinical medicine: pathology of disease (20 credits) Research Project (120 credits) The focus of most modules will be on understanding the biology of disease, concepts underlying disease pathogenesis, and the use of current biomedical science applications in the screening, diagnosis and management of disease conditions.
How to apply
This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.
Further information can be found on the UK Government's website: www.gov.uk/academic-technology-approval-scheme
WGU in collaboration with BCUHB
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7950||Whole course|