Experimental Physiology and Drug Discovery - MRes
Entry to the MRes Experimental Physiology and Drug Discovery course from October 2012 has been suspended.
At a glance...
Duration: 1 year full-time
Start date: October
Entry requirements: First degree in a science subject (at least an upper second) from a UK university or an equivalent qualification if obtained outside the UK
Location: Hammersmith Campus
Organising Division: Department of Medicine
Department: Investigative Medicine
Course organiser: Dr Kevin Murphy
The aim of the course is to provide science graduates with:
The course is primarily designed to prepare students for an academic or industrial research career. It will provide broad research training in practical in vivo functional biology for those wishing to undertake further research training at PhD level. The skills acquired will also be of value for those wishing to pursue a career in industrial drug development.
The course is divided into three parts. In part A students take a series of lectures/seminars and practicals relating to drug discovery and animal husbandry, together with the Home Office Personal License training course. In part B, students undertake 8 two-week modules focused on in vivo research skills for different body systems delivered by problem solving, lectures and practicals. Finally in part C, students undertake a 21 week in vivo research project.
Students will be assessed on material in parts A and B by written examination at the end of part B. Each two week module in part B will also be assessed by one of a range of methods including practical reports, poster presentations, quiz or experimental plan. The research project in part C will be assessed by written report (4,000–6,000 words), supervisor’s assessment of laboratory skills and oral presentation.