Disorder Case Study
In time, healthcare scientists accumulate knowledge about a large range of disorders. Often, especially in the early days of experience, the acquisition of this knowledge is fragmented. This unit provides you with the opportunity to make a systematic, comprehensive study of a disorder. In addition to advancing your knowledge about the individual disorder, you will be expected to develop an independent critical approach to investigating, analysing and evaluating laboratory and clinical aspects of a disease/disorder and producing a case study report.
Analytical Techniques in Biomedical Science
In this unit you will study the analytical techniques used in modern biomedical science practice at Masters level. The topics cover underlying principles and applications of the essential analytical techniques including chromatography, electrophoresis, immunotechniques, cell culture, flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, molecular techniques and recombinant DNA technology.
Recent Advances in Biomedical Research
This unit offers the opportunity for self-directed independent study on a particular area of topical interest in biomedical research. A broad range of topics will be available, reflecting the diverse current research interests of the academics within the School. You will work independently with guidance from an academic supervisor.
General Clinical Biochemistry
In this unit you will cover essential concepts relevant to the practice of modern clinical biochemistry, enabling development of a systematic understanding and critical awareness of current practice. A systems approach is taken to study the biochemical disorders of the major human organs. You will be expected to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of general clinical biochemistry and originality in the application of knowledge to clinical problem solving.
Research Methods and Ethics in Biomedical Science
This unit enables you to develop advanced skills in research methods and work towards an independent research project proposal. The unit delivery features a blended learning approach with both taught and web-based directed study. You will be expected to review and apply statistical analyses relevant to your area of practice and apply knowledge and awareness of the roles of evidence-based and ethical frameworks for the experimental design, systematic review and dissemination of scientific research.
This unit allows all full-time Masters students to complete an independent piece of research which is allied to their specialism, named award, employment aspirations and specific academic interests.
Specialist Clinical Biochemistry
This unit will provide students with the opportunity to study specialist clinical biochemistry at Masters Level. The topics cover essential concepts relevant to the practice of modern clinical biochemistry, enabling students to develop a systematic understanding and critical awareness of current clinical biochemistry practice. On completion of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of general clinical biochemistry and originality in the application of knowledge to clinical problem solving.
Diagnostic Clinical Biochemistry
This unit provides students with the opportunity to evaluate an area of methodology and develop an understanding of the importance of considering relevant evidence before making any changes. Most of this evidence will come from scientific papers and reports but may also come from other sources e.g. statements about NHS priorities. This review should consider the practice context i.e. the types of disorders and cases encountered, resource considerations e.g. the need for specialized equipment and staffing levels, workload staff expertise and the range of methodology available to investigate a particular analyte in clinical biochemistry. On completion of this unit, students will demonstrate an understanding and critical approach in selection of appropriate methods for measurement of an analyte used for diagnostic purposes.