NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Medicine | HRB Clinical Research Facility College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MSc DURATION: 1 year, full-time; 2 years, part-time. NUMBER OF PLACES: 20 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MCR1, full-time; 1MCR2, part-time FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. CLOSING DATE: May 26 2021. Offers will be made on a continuous basis up until that date, CONTACT Professor Andrew Smyth HRB Clinical Research Facility Dr Sonja Khan HRB Clinical Research Facility E: 3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Blended learning: The course is delivered online with some face-to-face components, a flexible learning environment enabling you to study at a time and place that is convenient and suits your lifestyle. 2. Course contributors: It includes senior academics and medical professionals from NUI Galway and Galway University Hospitals who are actively engaged in clinical research. 3. Health Research Board (HRB) Facility: The programme is closely linked with the HRB Clinical Research Facility, Galway.

Clinical Research

Your Course This course provides training for the next generation of healthcare workers in the clinical research arena. The course aims to provide a platform for achieving greater efficiencies in applying medical discoveries to clinical practice. It is aimed at qualified individuals who wish to become independent clinical investigators or those who wish to seek employment in leadership positions in clinical research teams. Each on-site module (see the full list on the course website) includes a structured curriculum of weekly lectures and tutorials (problem- based learning). For modules provided by distance learning, there will also be monthly sessions to monitor module progression and review any challenging content areas. Classes may also take place outside of office hours to accommodate those in full-time employment. Career Opportunities Clinical Research graduates are expected to progress to become principal investigators or administrators in the conduct, managing and monitoring of clinical research. Such roles have become a prominent source of jobs in a variety of settings, including universities and colleges, the pharmaceutical industry, non-academic clinical research organisations, hospitals, independent funding agencies and government agencies. Additional opportunities include employment in teaching and consultation settings. Minimum Entry Requirements Students must have completed either: 1) undergraduate degree in medicine; 2) other healthcare-related undergraduate degree, minimum Second Class Honours Grade 2.1* or 3) Biomedical Sciences, minimum Second Class Honours Grade 2.1*. Applications from graduates of non-healthcare-related degrees are also considered (minimum requirement of Second Class Honours Grade 2.1*) on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with significant relevant experience will also be considered for this programme. *Or equivalent international qualification. FIND OUT MORE AT:

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