Course Structure

The course is structured as follows with:

  • 60 credits of taught modules in the first semester, which will ground you in current approaches and techniques to study the integrated musculoskeletal system. You will take 20 credits of modules from each CIMA site.
  • A 120 credit research project module in the second semester which provides the opportunity to apply what you have learned during the first semester to a research project under the expertise of supervisors based across the CIMA consortium.

Taught component

The modules are delivered by e-learning (including live interactions with tutors and peers, online lectures and presentations and discussion forums). Students study on campus and live sessions will be held between 9am and 5pm UK time. 

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Research component

During this time, you will have the opportunity to undertake an exchange visit to another CIMA site (for example, to learn a particular research technique in another laboratory), and also to spend time developing valuable complementary and generic research skills identified through a Training Needs Analysis and recorded using an ePortfolio which will contribute to the final research project grade, but also greatly enhance your employability.

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                    Course Structure Diagram