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.
Human Infectious Disease
In this unit you will study the host parasite interaction, healthcare associated infections and pathogenesis of infectious disease. You will be expected to demonstrate an appreciation of the essential concepts of medical microbiology and an awareness of current strategies and methods for laboratory diagnosis of microbiological disorders. Regular use is made of journal articles to develop, through discussion, the ability to analyse and critically evaluate published information.
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.
Management and Control of Infectious Disease
This unit provides the opportunity for study of management and control of human infectious diseases in depth. The topics cover essential concepts whilst critically appraising current published knowledge in each topic area. Regular use is made of journal articles to develop, through discussion, the ability to analyse and evaluate published information. On completing this unit, students will have gained confidence in evaluating new knowledge and strategies for characterising disease and will be better equipped to assess the relevance of new methods to current biomedical practice.
Diagnostic Medical Microbiology
This unit provides the opportunity for study of Medical Microbiology Diagnostics. The unit will involve evaluation of an area of methodology and/or consideration of making changes needs to be based on relevant evidence. Most of this evidence will come from scientific papers and reports but may also come from other reports e.g. statements about NHS priorities. This review should consider the practice context i.e. the types of disorders/cases encountered, resource considerations e.g. the need for specialized equipment and staffing levels/workload and staff expertise and the range of methodology available to investigate a particular disease/disorder in Medical Microbiology. On completion of this unit, students will demonstrate an understanding and critical approach in selection of appropriate methods used for diagnostic purposes.