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MSc in Translational Neuropathology

Why study Translational Neuropathology?

Our MSc course combines core teaching of the fundamental aspects of major neuropathological diseases, with significant emphasis on the development of practical laboratory skills encompassing histopathology, molecular pathology and microscopy.

The course will be taught by scientists and consultant neuropathologists who are experts in the field, and will offer students the opportunity to undertake neuroanatomy dissection and to work with leading research groups during their research project.

This course is a one year, full time masters course.  For 2018-19 the course year will be 19/09/18 to 13/09/19.

Who is the course for and where will it lead?

The MSc Translational Neuropathology is aimed at students from a scientific background wanting to extend their knowledge in this field. The significant practical exposure to laboratory techniques will enable students to apply these skills in a research setting throughout the course and are relevant to a career in academia, diagnostic laboratories or the biotechnology sector.  Previous students have moved on to PhD positions, medical and Specialist trainee studies and roles within the Pharmaceutical industry.

Why Translational Neuropathology at the University of Sheffield?

You will study your masters at the Sheffield Institute of Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), within the Department of Neuroscience.

SITraN is the first European Institute purpose-built and dedicated to basic and clinical research into Motor Neuron Disease (MND) and related neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.

SITraN was officially opened in 2010 by HM The Queen and HRH Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh.  The Institute provides a coordinated approach to therapy development based on identifying causes and targets of proven pre-clinical effectiveness, bridging the gap from research discoveries in the laboratory to new therapies made available for patients in the clinic.

Course Structure

Students on our MSc programme study a range of taught modules that provide a thorough understanding of neuroanatomy, histopathology and molecular pathology underlying a range of neurological diseases.  Students undertake a 20-week individual research project in one of our laboratories to provide first-hand experience and training in hypothesis-driven research.

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