MRes Clinical Research - Cellular Pathology Pathway
Cellular Pathology Pathway
The principal aim of the Cellular Pathology pathway is to provide grounding in the fundamental mechanisms underpinning major pathological processes at the cellular level. The programme is designed to give students thorough background knowledge of cellular pathology and a broad insight into the latest advances in this area.
The course is now open for October 2013 applications
Organising Division: Division of Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Course duration: full-time (October 2013 – Sept 2014); part- time (October 2013 – September 2015)
Deadline for applications: Places on the course are offered on a rolling basis. Note that the capacity of the course is ca. 12 students.
Course fees: 2013/14 entry: Home/EU students - £ 9,000.00 (full-time); £ 4,500.00 (part time). Overseas students: £ 28,500.00 (full-time); £ 14,250.00 (part-time)
Important notice: In the title of your personal statement, indicate that you are applying for MRes Cellular Pathology CRDM pathway.
Enquiries should be addressed to Ms Fiona Bibby firstname.lastname@example.org
Suitable for experienced Biomedical Scientists as well as Medical Graduates with a specific interest in Cellular Pathology, the course is not meant to teach basic diagnostic skills, but rather to provide additional skills and knowledge to Biomedical or medical graduates wanting to understand the potential of molecular diagnostic techniques applied to cellular pathology. The Department also organizes ‘Advanced Cytology’ and ‘Histopathology’ Short Courses which address diagnostic aspects of the discipline.
The pathway is based on two former MSc programmes in Histopathology and Clinical Cytology which both had well established international reputations for training biomedical scientists and clinicians in histology and cytology. Led by Dr Roberto Dina, Consultant Histo/Cytopathologist and honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Division of Experimental Medicine, the programme is further supported by an experienced teaching team from Imperial College and the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Students will be introduced to modern investigative techniques in cell study, including microscopy techniques, immunocytochemistry, and the use of DNA and RNA technology and automated equipment. In addition they will obtain knowledge of research methodology used in clinical studies related to cellular pathology, and will gain an appreciation of the regulatory frameworks with which they are required to comply.
Employment ProspectsEmployment Prospects
This programme will provide training to individuals who wish to pursue a career an academic institution or in industry and graduates will be in a strong position to embark on an academic or research career as well as improve their professional role by implementing the knowledge acquired during the course. Students undertaking this course will also enhance their opportunities for recruitment within the private sector (biotechnology, pharmaceutical, molecular diagnostics, etc.).
Entry RequirementsEntry Requirments
The Cellular Pathology pathway will require a graduate medical degree recognized by the GMC or a good first degree (usually a 2:1 or equivalent) in life sciences.