The MPhil includes formal modular teaching in core experimental modules (Statistics, Epidemiology, and Practical Aspects of Clinical Research) as well as specialist modules in Clinical Pharmacology. In addition, all students will have the opportunity to undertake a relevant 12 week research projects with one of our outstanding supervisors, including clinicians across a range of specialties, bio-medical scientists and bio-medical industry partners.
Sponsored by the NIHR Rare Diseases Translational Research Collaboration, this new course is part of the MPhil in Clinical Science degree programme. The objective of the course is to equip students with a strong foundation in the fundamental techniques of clinical and translational research in rare diseases, applying contemporary research tools to clinically relevant areas of investigation. The bespoke rare disease research training will be taught by Cambridge academics and industry, and will incorporate a research project focused on rare diseases. Each student is allocated an individual supervisor, who will provide support throughout the course and help build a customised training programme. The MPhil includes formal modular teaching in core experimental medicine modules (Statistics, Epidemiology, and Practical Aspects of Clinical Research) as well as specialist modules in Genetics and Rare Diseases. In addition, all students will have the opportunity to undertake a relevant 12 week research project with one of our outstanding supervisors, including clinicians across a range of specialities, geneticists, basic biomedical scientists and bio-medical industry partners.
Epidemiology is study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations, and the application of this study to control and prevent health problems at the population level. Recognition of the importance of these study areas has led to an increasing demand for professionals with formal training in epidemiology. This full-time course is designed to provide successful students with the necessary knowledge and specialist skills to be able to design, conduct, critique and apply epidemiological research in either a service or an academic setting.
The overall aims of the programme are to: provide professionally relevant teaching and learning informed by research in an integrated clinical and research environment; develop and create a cohort of doctors and other professionals allied to medicine able to pursue and develop their roles in a rapidly-changing and challenging environment of genomic medicine; prepare healthcare professionals for the adoption of genomic technologies and the increasing use of genomic information as part of the diagnostic and treatment pathway; develop a cohort of doctors and other professionals allied to medicine with the confidence to lead service improvement for safe and high quality patient care, and with the required knowledge, skills and capability to have a positive personal impact on the work of others; develop a cohort of doctors and other professionals allied to medicine with an understanding of research methodologies and clinical opportunities relevant to genomic medicine; encourage a commitment to intellectual challenge and evidence-based clinical practice informed by the latest conceptual and theoretical knowledge of genomic medicine; develop students' intellectual, practical and transferable skills related to genomic medicine; encourage critical thinking related to genomic medicine; conduct systematic research relevant to their professional practice.
An introduction to human genetics and genomics
Omics techniques and the application to genomic medicine
Genomics of common and rare disease
Molecular pathology of cancer and application in cancer diagnosis, screening, and treatment
Application of genomics to infectious disease
Pharmacogenetics and stratified healthcare
Bioinformatics, interpretation, and data quality assurance in genome analysis
Ethical, Legal and Social Implications in applied genomics (ELSI) **
Counselling skills for genomics
Professional and research skills
Advanced Bioinformatics – from genomes to systems
Epigenetics and epigenomics
Expanding the content of the MPhil in genomic medicine with a workplace-based module
This full-time course is designed to provide successful students with the necessary theoretical knowledge and skills which, when combined with appropriate further experience, will enable them to make a professional contribution to public health. Approximately two-thirds of the curriculum is shared with the MPhil in Epidemiology. The course draws on local strengths in quantitative methods and their application to the solution of public health problems. It covers most of the curriculum for the UK Faculty of Health Part A examination. Throughout the course students are able to draw on the research expertise within the Institute of Public Health and wider expertise in the University. The course is open to medical and non-medical graduates and is aimed at: Graduate students who wish to gain an advanced understanding in public health research Graduate students with practical experience in a health field, who wish have a career in public health Trainee public health physicians and public health specialists working in the NHS Public health professionals who wish to gain a fuller understanding of aetiologic and applied epidemiology and other disciplines at the foundation of public health practice, and their application to the solution of public health problems A variety of teaching and learning methods are used during the course including lectures, practical exercises, one-to-one supervisions and self-directed learning. The level moves from basic to advanced within the three terms.
The MPhil SDP aims to expose students to current theoretically rich concepts in social and developmental psychology and apply them to contemporary social issues, such as parent-child relationships in diverse types of families and communities, psychological adjustment, sexuality, culture, religion, music, entrepreneurship, and forensic investigation. Students are also expected to attend Psychometrics and Linear Regression courses as well as a number of additional research methods courses.
This one year, residential, taught MSc aims to provide graduate students, scientists and clinicians with highly advanced theoretical and practical understanding of human reproductive biology, embryology, infertility and assisted reproductive technology (ART) along with intensive ‘hands-on’ practical training in essential laboratory skills and the sophisticated gamete micromanipulation techniques associated with ART. The department’s aim is to inspire, motivate and train a network of future leaders in clinical embryology throughout the world.
The MSc Global Health Science is a one-year, full-time course, aiming to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to critique, design and conduct population-based research, including observational studies and randomised controlled trials. The course is open to both medical and non-medical students.
Introduction to the Global Burden of Disease
Principles of Epidemiology
Principles of Statistics
Maternal and Child Health
Clinical Trials and Meta-analysis
Record Linkage and Bio-informatics
International Research Ethics