MRes Applied Clinical Research

The MRes Applied Clinical Research programme has been designed to serve healthcare professionals such as nursing, audiology, midwifery, physiotherapy, psychology, radiology and medical sciences graduates wanting to embark on a research degree focussing on human health and disease. As such, it leads to a professionally recognised qualification, being externally approved by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

This programme equips graduates with the skills and subject-specific knowledge needed to pursue a research-based career in clinical medicine and healthcare. The programme focuses on clinical research (e.g. audits, clinical outcome measures, quality improvement, qualitative or quantitative), and provides ideal training for students who want to enhance their careers within the NHS and health sector, or subsequently wish to move onto a PhD programme, or who simply wish to undertake a significant research (120 credits) project at Masters level.

Key Course Features

Teaching and learning involves a range of methods including lectures, seminars, laboratory practical, group discussions and presentations.

The academic and clinical staff are research active, and continually thrive to promote research within areas of biomedical and clinical sciences, where they regularly publish their research findings and discuss their work at national and international conferences.

Blended learning is a feature of this course enabling students to travel for the taught element of the course without having to commit to living in Wrexham or the locality full time. Each module takes the form of a learning package consisting of a three day block of face-to-face teaching supported by online learning. This approach is favoured by employers wishing to release their employees to study while still meeting service needs.

The programme is designed to enhance the employability of individuals in the development of contemporary subject knowledge, related transferable skills and in turn, better meet the clinical and healthcare needs of the populations they serve.

Assessment

Throughout the course, there is coursework, which contributes to your overall marks.

The coursework assessment may focus on laboratory reports, clinical reviews, poster or oral presentations, case studies, essays or data manipulation exercises.

Career Prospects

This course is predominantly aimed at health professionals from a range of disciplines who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge in clinically focused research.

It is aimed at those who wish to pursue clinical/academic research careers eg research nurses, clinical trials coordinators and principal e course provides comprehensive training in research, providing an excellent foundation for students who wish to go on to study for a PhD.

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£12,500 Per Year

International student tuition fee

2 Years

Duration

Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Blended