M.Sc. Molecular Pathology

Trinity College Dublin

Tuition fee:
  • € 7,000 / Year (EEA)
  • € 14,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time

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The aim of this course, run jointly with Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin Street, is to provide postgraduate education in medical laboratory science for those wishing to pursue a career in this field. It provides an advanced programme in the molecular basis of disease including the etiology, pathogenesis and investigation of the disease process. I.T. and management as applied to Medical Laboratories are also covered. Students are also offered a range of specialist subject modules including: Cellular Pathology, Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Immunology, Microbiology and Transfusion Science. Students develop research skills by partaking in an advanced practical project in their chosen area of specialisation.

Students are required to register with both DIT and TCD, and are full students of both institutions and enjoy the benefits of full post-graduate membership of both institutions.

The course is available on a part-time block-release basis and may be offered in future academic years on a full-time basis.The duration of the course is two academic years. Students attend college for ten weeks of formal learning with student directed learning, course work, assignments, tutor interaction and project work taking place during the remaining time.

Contents

* Modules in pathological processes (including development in molecular genetics, cell physiology, molecular structure-function relationships, immunology.
* Advanced investigative methods
* Laboratory managment
* Theoretical basis of diagnostic methods
* Professional/Scientific Development

Modules in one of the following specialist topics

-Haematology

-Medical Microbiology

-Immunology / Transfusion Science

-Cellular Pathology

-Clinical Chemistry

* Students also undertake a laboratory based research project.

Assessment

A portfolio of work will be presented by each student including, two essays, literature reviews, paper critiques, workshop reviews, oral presentations, case studies and a poster. An examination at the end of the second year will be on the selected specialist topic. Students must also satisfactorily complete their research project.

Requirements

Applicants are required to have:

* at least a second-class honours degree in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent, or
* have passed the Part I Fellowship examination of the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), London, Part II Fellowship of the IBMS.
* Applicants for the part-time course must be employed in an appropriate post in either a hospital, veterinary or other suitable laboratory. Applicants may be interviewed.
* Applicants must have access to all of the facilities necessary to undertake a major practical project, to be carried out in their place of work.
* It is also important that students have a facility for release from their employment to attend the course.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

80 (Grade A)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 570
TOEFL iBT® test: 88

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