University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

Medical Research Skills

The course aims to provide research training relevant to clinical practice. It will develop students' knowledge of clinical research methodology and its application in the real world. This postgraduate certificate is designed for any doctor wishing to develop their skills towards a career in academic medicine. Themes throughout the programme include hospital research and handling clinical data sets and translational research linking clinical and laboratory environments. Coupled with the skills and experience that students will gain throughout their studies, their ability to undertake clinical research will be improved. The course is ideal for medics, who would like to improve their career prospects, fill skills gaps and further their hands-on research experience.

Entry requirements

The course is open to any individual with a 1st degree in medicine. Suitable candidates will hold a degree, or equivalent qualification, at the prescribed standard in medicine and a strong interest in pursuing a career in academic medicine. Although priority will be given to those accepted onto the Aberdeen / North Deanery Academic Foundation Programme, a number of spaces will be available to those who are not. Applicants who have been educated in the medium of English are still required to meet the English language requirements (certain countries may be exempted from this requirement). This programme requires that applicants meet the 'postgraduate standard' level of English proficiency. Applicants who are in doubt about their proficiency in English should contact the British Council office or its equivalent in their country. For applicants whose 1st language is not English, it is important that their proficiency in English is good in order for them to study successfully at the University.

Course modules

Compulsory courses: research skills (30 credits); research and scientific writing (30 credits).

Assessment methods

Each course has its own continuous assessment criteria based on the progress of practical and course work. The thesis/dissertation will be assessed and there may be an oral examination on completion of the programme.

Sponsorship information

There are various sources of funding to support you during your period of study. We have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, and external sources of funding available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,140 per Module (International) 24 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 495 per Module (Northern Ireland) 24 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 495 per Module (Scotland) 24 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 495 per Module (Wales) 24 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 495 per Module (EU) 24 months
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 495 per Module (England) 24 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 495 per Module (EU) 24 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 495 per Module (England) 24 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,140 per Module (International) 24 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 495 per Module (Northern Ireland) 24 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 495 per Module (Scotland) 24 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 495 per Module (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Foresterhill Health Centre Aberdeen AB25 2AY Scotland

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