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|Application deadline:||31st March|
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|Start date:||September 2013|
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
The aim of the programme is to give you a scientific understanding of the cellular and molecular biology of cancer, its epidemiology and pathology, and to place this in a clinical context. How this knowledge effects therapeutic approaches, and disease management will then be addressed.
The programme aims to allow you to understand the research process, drawing on examples within the department and its associated clinical trials unit. A key part of the Masters programme is the planning, execution and reporting of a piece of independent study leading to submission of a dissertation.
The course tries at all levels to encourage interactive rather than didactic learning and lecturing. Therefore, this Masters level programme will require you not only to assemble and learn facts, but also to consider some of the philosophical challenges which underlie the treatment of cancer.
You can opt for a Postgraduate Diploma on completion of the core modules and 40 credits of optional modules, or an MSc on successful completion of the taught programme and an independently researched dissertation.
* is run at the Birmingham Cancer Research UK Centre.
* draws on expertise from staff within the School and clinical staff from Birmingham Hospitals plus invited speakers from across the country.
* will provide overseas full time students with a unique opportunity to gain clinical observership status and log your hours observing in a UK based hospital
* meets the training requirements of the FRCR part I exams
* can contribute towards career development and open up further career progression opportunities.
* can be tailored to suit your own interests by selecting your own choice of modules in year 2
* has part-time or full-time versions available
* is taught in week long blocks of study for ease of travel and freedom from competing work commitments
* will increase your personal knowledge of the practices and principles of clinical oncology.
* will give you the ability to improve the standards of clinical oncology practiced at your institute or place of work.
The content of the course is broadly divided into two components: the taught modules and the independent research project (dissertation).
Each taught module comprises 30-60 hours of taught classroom based learning, self directed learning and an assignment.
You are expected to spend approximately 60 hours of self-directed study doing preparatory and follow-up reading, and completing coursework for each module. Woven throughout the programme will be instruction in Research Methods. This is not an accredited module but you must demonstrate a satisfactory standard of understanding for you to be allowed to enter the dissertation phase of the programme.
* The Cellular and Molecular Biology of Cancer (20 credits)
* Epidemiology and Statistics - Cancer Studies Dept. (10 credits)
* Pathology of Cancer (20 credits)
* Cancer Therapy and Management (20 credits)
* Clinical Trials (10 credits)
* Dissertation (60 credits)
Optional Modules - select 40 credits
* Caring for Cancer Patients (10 credits)
* Haemato-oncology (10 credits)
* Methodological Basis of HTA (20 credits)
* Paediatric Oncology (20 credits)
* Palliative Care and Cancer Patients (20 credits)
* Radiation Biology (10 credits)
* Radiation Physics (20 credits)
* Translational Research (20 credits)
* Surgical Oncology (10 credits)
Taught Modules Modules are assessed either by means of 3,000 word assignment or by preparing and conducting a short presentation on a defined topic related to the module content, or by unseen written examination.
It is essential that candidates should have at least 6 months experience working in an oncology environment, as this is a course focused around professional practice. This may include experience in medicine, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry, nursing, radiography, clinical trials, scientific research, veterinary medicine, biostatistics and other related disciplines.
Students will also need an undergraduate degree in a suitable subject. This could include, but is not restricted to, the following fields: bioscience, medicine, radiography, veterinary medicine or relevant and equivalent experience/professional qualifications.
English language requirements
* IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band
* TOEFL Internet based 95 overall with no less than 22 in any band
|CAE score:||80(Grade C)|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||100|
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