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What will I learn?

Course description

Our MRes Experimental Medicine (Dermatology) programme will give nurses, doctors, clinical researchers and research programme managers the skills needed to work in early phase clinical studies.

You will learn how to master experimental medicine with a focus on dermatology through a combination of traditional teaching and hands-on learning, through spending a year working closely with the Experimental Medicine Dermatology team of the Biomedical Research Centre while also taking four structured taught units.

The taught units will see you learn the details of designing and delivering Phase 1 clinical studies, understanding the pre-clinical data required before a clinical programme can commence, and how to optimise early clinical studies to provide evidence for progressing a promising drug or intervention into Phase II/III clinical testing.

Alongside the taught elements, you will have a named supervisor and be exposed to tasks required in the setup, delivery, interpretation and audit of a clinical study.

Nursing and physician students may participate in patient care, including new and follow-on patient clinics, treatment and care-giving episodes with patients.

For non-registered clinical researchers and research programme managers, no direct patient contact is envisaged and you may participate in clinical trial setup, protocol amendments, database setup, data entry, costing and billing for clinical research.

You will be able to choose two aspects of your direct clinical trial research experience to write up for your two research projects in a dissertation format. This will give you the skills and knowledge required to critically report medical, scientific and clinically related sciences for peer review.

Aims

The primary purpose of the MRes in Experimental Medicine (Dermatology) is to provide you with the opportunity to work within a premier Biomedical Research Centre and, through a mix of taught and experiential learning, master the discipline of experimental medicine related to dermatology.

Career opportunities

This course is relevant to physician, nursing and clinical researchers and research programme managers who are considering careers that involve Phase 1 clinical studies.

The course provides theoretical and experiential learning and offers a foundation for roles within other experimental medicine centres within the UK and EU, as well as careers in academia, the pharmaceutical industry and clinical trials management.

The MRes is ideal for high-calibre graduates and professionals wishing to undertake research training in the field of dermatology.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£26,000.00 (26,79,217) per year
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2021

Venue

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road,

Manchester,

M13 9PL, England

Entry requirements

For international students

We require an Upper Second undergraduate degree in the life sciences, pharmaceutics, biotechnology or pharmacy from any UK university or overseas equivalent as approved by The University of Manchester. We also require you to hold existing qualifications to conduct clinical research as a General Medical Council-registered physician, Nursing and Midwifery Council-registered nurse or clinical trial coordinator, including evidence of current good clinical practice training. Relevant experience and commitment to dermatology research will be beneficial. International students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system. Specifically, we require a minimum of: IELTS : 6.5 in all components ); TOEFL: 90 internet-based (with 22 in all components)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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