PhD Intensive Clinical Experience (PhD ICE)

  • Are you a scientist engaged in research in an area relating to human health and disease?

  • Would you like to meet a patient with the disease you are researching and learn how the disease and its treatment affects their life?

  • Would you like to become more familiar with the medical terminology used by your clinical colleagues, or learn about ‘vital signs’ and clinical problem solving?

If the answer to these questions is YES then the PhD Intensive Clinical Experience (PhDICE) is for you!

Run over four weekly 2 hour sessions from 8th to 29th March 2018, PhDICE provides a unique opportunity for non-clinical postgraduate research students who are engaged in research on specific aspects of human health and disease to gain a deeper understanding of their subject by meeting patients relevant to their research.  They are exposed to medical terminology and learn to communicate in language that is more relevant and understandable to their clinical colleagues.

In the downloads section on the right is a PhDICE Module Description that provides more details about this short module which will run each year.

If you would like to be considered for one of the 15 places, please complete the application form and return it to mdhgraduateschool by Tuesday 6th February 2018.

For further information or queries regarding PhDICE, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Dr Denise Bee.

Feedback from students who have previously attended the course:

"I thought the course was very beneficial as the programme made me think more widely about my research and project rather than taking a narrow focus"

"I learned a different style of questioning. As a scientist you are very direct in questioning but the Medical Students ask open ended questions but knew when to ask a closed question"

"Initially with my research I saw just molecules but seeing patients and talking to them made me see how they are affected"

Taking a drug history sparked an interest and triggered my own self learning. I went away and started to research further"


Course  Dates:

8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th March 2018.

15:00 - 17:00

The Clinical Skills Centre
Sam Fox House
Northern General Hospital
Herries Road, Sheffield 5