The MPhil includes formal modular teaching in core experimental modules (Statistics, Epidemiology, and Practical Aspects of Clinical Research) as well as specialist modules in Clinical Pharmacology. In addition, all students will have the opportunity to undertake a relevant 12 week research projects with one of our outstanding supervisors, including clinicians across a range of specialties, bio-medical scientists and bio-medical industry partners.
Sponsored by the NIHR Rare Diseases Translational Research Collaboration, this new course is part of the MPhil in Clinical Science degree programme. The objective of the course is to equip students with a strong foundation in the fundamental techniques of clinical and translational research in rare diseases, applying contemporary research tools to clinically relevant areas of investigation. The bespoke rare disease research training will be taught by Cambridge academics and industry, and will incorporate a research project focused on rare diseases. Each student is allocated an individual supervisor, who will provide support throughout the course and help build a customised training programme. The MPhil includes formal modular teaching in core experimental medicine modules (Statistics, Epidemiology, and Practical Aspects of Clinical Research) as well as specialist modules in Genetics and Rare Diseases. In addition, all students will have the opportunity to undertake a relevant 12 week research project with one of our outstanding supervisors, including clinicians across a range of specialities, geneticists, basic biomedical scientists and bio-medical industry partners.
The overall aims of the programme are to: provide professionally relevant teaching and learning informed by research in an integrated clinical and research environment; develop and create a cohort of doctors and other professionals allied to medicine able to pursue and develop their roles in a rapidly-changing and challenging environment of genomic medicine; prepare healthcare professionals for the adoption of genomic technologies and the increasing use of genomic information as part of the diagnostic and treatment pathway; develop a cohort of doctors and other professionals allied to medicine with the confidence to lead service improvement for safe and high quality patient care, and with the required knowledge, skills and capability to have a positive personal impact on the work of others; develop a cohort of doctors and other professionals allied to medicine with an understanding of research methodologies and clinical opportunities relevant to genomic medicine; encourage a commitment to intellectual challenge and evidence-based clinical practice informed by the latest conceptual and theoretical knowledge of genomic medicine; develop students' intellectual, practical and transferable skills related to genomic medicine; encourage critical thinking related to genomic medicine; conduct systematic research relevant to their professional practice.
An introduction to human genetics and genomics
Omics techniques and the application to genomic medicine
Genomics of common and rare disease
Molecular pathology of cancer and application in cancer diagnosis, screening, and treatment
Application of genomics to infectious disease
Pharmacogenetics and stratified healthcare
Bioinformatics, interpretation, and data quality assurance in genome analysis
Ethical, Legal and Social Implications in applied genomics (ELSI) **
Counselling skills for genomics
Professional and research skills
Advanced Bioinformatics – from genomes to systems
Epigenetics and epigenomics
Expanding the content of the MPhil in genomic medicine with a workplace-based module
This specialist one-year course offers a range of options in the history of science, medicine and technology. You may specialise in the history of science and technology, or the social history of medicine, although the boundaries between these areas are deliberately permeable.
Methods and Themes in the History of Science & Technology
Methods and Themes in the History of Medicine
Disease, medicine and colonialism in South Asia
Disease, medicine and society in the Americas
Electrotherapy: Case Study in 19th & 20th Century Science, Technology & Medicine
Environmental History: Industry, Expertise and Pollution, 17th-20th Century
Evolution and Society 1700-1900: Biology, Politics and Religion
From Darwinism to Sociobiology
Historical approaches to the psychology of religion
Instruments, Collections and Museums, 1700-1900
Manpower and state power
Medicine and Modern Warfare
Political Economy of Health and Medicine in Africa
The Birth of the Clinic, 1750 to 1850
The material culture of the scientific revolution, 1500-1700
The MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine is a full-time one-year multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary programme examining major challenges to the health of populations in resource-limited contexts. The course is embedded within the Oxford Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Medicine.
Paradigms and Tools for Global Health (including epidemiology, statistics, health economics, social sciences for health and heal
Challenges and Change in International Health
Global Health Research and Practice
Advanced Topics in Tropical Medicine
Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
International Development and Health
Health, Environment and Development
This one-year course offers a coordinated learning programme in both social and biological anthropological approaches to health and illness. It provides the necessary basis for future anthropological research and an excellent cross-cultural grounding for those aiming to pursue a career in anthropology, global health or other health-related fields.
Paper 1: Concepts of disease, illness, health and medicine in global perspective
Paper 2: Theory and practice of bio-medicine and of other medical systems
Paper 3: Critical medical anthropology
The one year MSc is interdisciplinary in content and completely inter-departmental in structure, since at least nine departments or research centres contribute to it each year. Providing both theoretical and practical training, including two research laboratory placements, the course is modular and therefore flexible with respect to participants' backgrounds and interests.
Introduction to the brain
Synapses and transduction
Neuronal cell and molecular biology
Synapses and transduction
Overview of systems neuroscience
Learning and memory
Neuroscience and clinical mental health
Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience
CNS development and plasticity
Genes, circuits and behaviour
Communication and presentation skills
Commercial exploitation of science
Experimental design and statistics
This course provides an advanced academic, laboratory and research training in modern cellular and molecular immunology, with emphasis on the interface between the basic and clinical aspects of the subject. It provides ideal training for students wishing to pursue a career in science or medicine, but the transferable skills (e.g. giving presentations, poster preparation) gained during the course can also be applied to careers outside science. On completion of the MSc the majority of students go on to study for a PhD.