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Clinical and Health Sciences MSc, PGDip, PGCert    Back

Newcastle University Course Type: Master taught Start Date: September
Duration: see details Fees/total cost: EUR 3,238.56 (GBP 2,400.00) - EUR 23,560.52 (GBP 17,460.00)

Description

Our course allows you to tailor your study to your educational and professional interests. Designed for busy professionals, this online course offers a flexible, bespoke way for you to develop your career. We offer a range of clinical and research specialities.

Alongside clinical and health sciences modules, you can choose to specialise in:

This innovative course is aimed at those who already have a primary qualification (eg MBBS, BDS, BSc) and are workingin health or life sciences field. Our students include:

  • doctors
  • nurses
  • allied health professionals
  • clinical researchers
  • those working in the pharmaceutical industry

The courses are taught online, so you can choose to study anytime and anywhere. This flexibility means that you can fit your studies around your other commitments, plus develop your online literacy as a transferable skill. You don't need to attend anything on campus.

The e-learning course has been developed by Newcastle University, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the NIHR Newcastle Training School as part of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre in Ageing and Chronic Disease.

Delivery

The course is taught online, so you can choose to study anytime and anywhere. This flexibility means that you can fit your studies around your other commitments, plus develop your online literacy as a transferable skill.

You can pick from over 30 modules in a diverse range of subjects to create your own bespoke course of study. Subjects include:

  • oncology
  • palliative care
  • ageing
  • clinical research
  • therapeutics (including drug design)
  • allergy
  • surgery

You can choose to complete a single module for continuous professional development (CPD) through to a full masters. You can work at your own pace in your own environment.

In each module you will receive direction and support from your module leader. We will encourage you to get to know your fellow students and support each other in your studies. One of our aims is for you to develop networks and relationships that will continue after graduation.

All of our modules are delivered through Blackboard, our managed learning environment. Blackboard is accessible across a variety of operating systems and browsers. Our materials and supporting reading are accessible across a variety of devices including desktop computers, tablets and mobile phones. You will be given Blackboard email address and an account to use the system.

IT support

As this course is online, you should feel comfortable using the internet and networking online. You don't have to be a technical expert to study this course. We'll give you an online induction before you start. This will show you the different interactive tools you will use during your studies. These include:

  • discussion boards
  • reflective journals
  • blogs
  • collaborative learning spaces, eg wikis
  • IT requirements

No campus attendance is needed, but you must have reliable access to the following:

  • computer
  • the Internet
  • webcam
  • headset
  • printer

Recommended specifications:

  • operating system: Windows 7 and above (32 and 64 bit) or Mac OSX 10.6 and above
  • processor: Intel Pentium, Intel Celeron, Intel i3, Intel i5, Intel i7, or recent AMD processor
  • RAM: At least 2GB
  • connectivity: broadband or mobile broadband
  • screen resolution: at least 1024 x 768 px

Modules

Our flexible course allows you to decide a route that suits your needs. The number of modules you study depends on the level of qualification you have chosen:

  • Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert): 60 credits
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip): 120 credits
  • Master of Science (MSc): 180 credits

You can also choose to study individual modules for continuous professional development (CPD).

Most of our modules are 10-12 weeks long. Our online modules are split between 10 and 20 credit modules and require 10-20 hours of work per week. You should set aside regular study hours to get the most out of the course. There are three semesters in the academic year and in each semester you can study:

  • a minimum of 10 credits (unless you take a formal leave of absence)
  • a maximum of 40 credits.

To help plan your study, each module details which semester it is taught in. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1: September
  • Semester 2: January
  • Semester 3: April

Compulsory modules for MSc

Optional modules

Masters - Part time

Start date:
September
Duration:
24 - 60 Months
Teaching method:
Distance Learning
Language:
English
Funding possible:
Yes
EU-Fees:
EUR 9,715.68 (GBP 7,200.00)
Non-EU-Fees:
EUR 23,560.52 (GBP 17,460.00)
Additional Information:
UK/EU Modular fee: £800 per 20 credit module; International Modular fee: £1,940 per 20 credit module.
Tuition fees

Part time - PgDip

Start date:
September
Duration:
12 - 48 Months
Teaching method:
Distance Learning
Language:
English
Funding possible:
Yes
EU-Fees:
EUR 6,477.12 (GBP 4,800.00)
Non-EU-Fees:
EUR 15,707.02 (GBP 11,640.00)
Additional Information:
UK/EU Modular fee: £800 per 20 credit module; International Modular fee: £1,940 per 20 credit module.
Tuition fees

Part time - PgCert

Start date:
September
Duration:
12 - 24 Months
Teaching method:
Distance Learning
Language:
English
Funding possible:
Yes
EU-Fees:
EUR 3,238.56 (GBP 2,400.00)
Non-EU-Fees:
EUR 7,853.51 (GBP 5,820.00)
Additional Information:
UK/EU Modular fee: £800 per 20 credit module; International Modular fee: £1,940 per 20 credit module.
Tuition fees

Course Provider Details

Course contact information

Dr. Jenny Yeo
Degree Programme Director
Medical Sciences Graduate School
pgclinhealth@ncl.ac.uk
University accredited:
Credits:
PgCert: 60 CATS
PgDip: 120 CATS
Masters: 90 ECTS
Masters: 180 CATS
Last update: 15/03/2016

Modules

Module name Credits (ECTS or CATS) Duration Core / elective / recommended Available as Short course (CPD)
Designing a Research Proposal (E-learning) [MCR8013] 20 CATS core Yes
Ageing and Health (E-learning) [CHS8006] 20 CATS elective Yes
Allergy (E-learning) [CHS8005] 20 CATS elective Yes
Biology of Ageing (E-Learning) [CHS8008] 20 CATS elective Yes
Cancer: Cell, Molecular Biology and Genetics (E-learning) [ONC8022] 20 CATS elective Yes
Cancer Drugs and Technologies: Product Pathway, Provider & Patient (E-learning) [ONC8011] 20 CATS elective Yes
Cancer Pathology (E-learning) [ONC8002] 10 CATS elective Yes
Clinical Research Statistics (E-learning) [MCR8019] 20 CATS elective Yes
Clinical Research with Older People (E-learning) [CHS8007] 20 CATS elective Yes
Clinical Trials (E-Learning) [MCR8015] 20 CATS elective Yes
Contemporary Issues in Palliative Care Practice: Management of Symptoms (Other Than Pain) in Advanced Diseases (E-learning) [ONC8016] 10 CATS elective Yes
Developments in Diagnostic Imaging in Oncology (E-learning) [ONC8004] 10 CATS elective Yes
Drug Development from First-in-Man to Bedside (E-learning) [CHS8002] 20 CATS elective Yes
Drug Discovery and Pre-clinical Development (E-learning) [CHS8001] 20 CATS elective Yes
Ethical Dimensions of Cancer/Palliative Care (E-learning) [ONC8008] 10 CATS elective Yes
Handling Loss, Grief and Bereavement (E-learning) [ONC8010] 10 CATS elective Yes
Health Economics (E-Learning) [ONC8021] 10 CATS elective Yes
Introduction to Research Study Design and Statistics (E-learning) [MCR8010] 20 CATS elective Yes
Management of Cancer-Psychosocial Issues (E-learning) [ONC8006] 10 CATS elective Yes
Managing Pain (E-learning) [ONC8012] 10 CATS elective Yes
Multiprofessional Management of Cancer Part 1 (E-learning) [ONC8017] 10 CATS elective Yes
Multiprofessional Management of Cancer Part 2 (E-learning) [ONC8018] 20 CATS elective Yes
Palliative Care Themes and Perspectives (E-learning) [ONC8005] 10 CATS elective Yes
Pharmacology of Chemotherapeutic Agents (E-learning) [ONC8019] 20 CATS elective Yes
Quality Improvement (E-learning) [ONC8013] 10 CATS elective Yes
Research Governance and Ethics (E-learning) [MCR8009] 20 CATS elective Yes
Research Methods (2) Statistics (E-learning) [ONC8007] 10 CATS elective Yes
Therapeutics in Older People (E-learning) [CHS8003] 20 CATS elective Yes
Trauma and Orthopaedics - Simulation Enhanced Learning (E-learning) [CHS8004] 20 CATS elective Yes
Writing in a Research Setting (E-learning) [MCR8011] 20 CATS elective Yes
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