2020 start
MRes

Cardiovascular Medicine: From Molecules to Man

The Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Learn from clinicians and academics in a unique research environment. This course gives you insight into cutting-edge research, both in the lab and in the clinic. You'll work alongside experts in the cardiovascular field for a hypothesis-driven laboratory research project.
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Course description

Lead academic: Dr Victoria Ridger

The WHO estimates that by 2030 more than 23 million people will die annually from cardiovascular disease. The discovery of effective and novel treatments for disease starts with understanding the molecular and cellular processes involved.

The course is delivered by experts within the cardiovascular field, both clinicians and academics. It provides a unique research environment within which students can learn valuable transferable skills encompassing the full range of activity from discovery science at the laboratory bench to the hospital clinic/bedside. The research project forms the major part of your studies, during which time you will be integrated into the department as a member of an established research team.

Intercalation

We accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies. Find out more on the Medical School's website.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Research Skills
  • Vascular Cell Biology
  • Vascular Disease: Models and Clinical Practice
  • Literature Review (related to project)
  • Research Project

Teaching

Teaching is delivered by research scientists, clinicians and clinical research managers. It consists of lectures supported by interactive tutorials and seminars. Demonstrations, simulations and practical classes are also used. Students will attend departmental seminars and Research in Progress meetings as well as research group meetings once the project has started.

Assessment

Assessment is by oral and poster presentations, short reports and a translational perspectives leaflet. The research project is assessed by an oral presentation and written dissertation.

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2:1 in a relevant science-related BSc. Medical students can intercalate after completion of three years of their medical degree.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Apply

You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

Dr Victoria Ridger

iicd-pgt-enquiries@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 215 9549

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.