Clinical Neurology at University of Sheffield - UCAS

Course summary

Gain practical clinical exposure and apply the fundamentals of neuroanatomy and physiology to understanding the clinical features of patients with neurological diseases. You'll attend hospital outpatient clinics, undertake hands-on neuroanatomy dissection and experience cutting-edge clinical research. Course description Lead academic: Dr Jon Wood and Dr Esther Hobson The understanding of the causes and treatments for neurological diseases has rapidly advanced due to translational research over the last decade. You’ll learn how insights from the laboratory are translated, via clinical research, into benefits for patients and their carers. This includes practical experience in the neuroanatomy dissection room, attendance at NHS clinics, interaction with patients and clinicians, and exposure to qualitative and quantitative clinical research. You will develop presentation, lay communication, critical thinking, and ethical and clinical research skills. The course contains several themed modules, each focussing on a different pathophysiological branch of neurological disease, where disease-centred lectures and small group tutorials provide theoretical knowledge into state-of-the-art diagnostics and therapeutics. You will examine diseases such as dementia, stroke, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, exploring aspects such as anatomy, genetics, immunology and biopsychosocial models of therapy. You will learn from expert clinicians and scientists developing cutting-edge treatments such as gene therapy and stem-cell transplantation. In the final term, you will undertake a Clinical Research Project (Route A) or a Clinical Neurology Experiential Learning Module (Route B). Students taking Route A will choose from a range of clinical research projects based at SITraN or within the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. Students opting for Route B will attend hands-on NHS clinics and the inpatient neurology unit, experiencing clinical teaching from experts in their field who will emphasise recent advances in clinical practice. Currently, Route B provides sufficient experience to be recognised by the GMC as a clinical attachment. This course will especially benefit those wishing to develop a career within the expanding field of translational clinical neuroscience and has served as a stepping stone to a range of careers in healthcare, academia and industry for our graduates. The course will also benefit medical graduates with an MBChB or equivalent qualification, who wish to develop sub-speciality experience in neurology. Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

How to apply

International applicants

English language requirements: Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements

For Route A: You need at least a 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in a relevant science subject (eg neuroscience, psychology, biomedical science, medicine) or an MBChB degree. We also accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies. A 2:2 degree may be acceptable depending on an interview and assessment of your previous experience in areas related to the course. For Route B: We require an MBChB degree, you will need to be an intercalating medic and you must be eligible for GMC registration. All students will require a DBS check and honorary contract with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (arranged on arrival). English language requirements: Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £12400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £12400 Year 1
Scotland £12400 Year 1
Wales £12400 Year 1
EU £29950 Year 1
International £29950 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Clinical Neurology at University of Sheffield - UCAS