Master of Research in Toxicology (MRes)
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Owner/Developer: Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
This research-based course has a taught component that is the same as an MSc. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research.
The course is designed for graduates with a BSc in the life sciences or other science disciplines, and for intercalating and fully qualified MBBS or BDS students. It can be taken either as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route onto a PhD or MD.
Hands-on training, Lecture
Mandatory, Optional / Voluntary
Designing procedures and projects, Ethics, In vitro methods, Taking care of animals
Partial coverage (e.g. a module)
No species is addressed specifically
|Details on the topic or technology covered:||
MMB8100 Research Skills and Principles for the Biosciences
The aim of the module is to equip students with a framework for research project planning, recording, experimental design, and data management and interpretation to be appliedStudents will also receive instruction on and be required to consider critically relevant ethical issues, covering the use of human organs and tissues, the use of human embryos, the use of animals, the role of ethics committees, ethical issues related to research in genetics and stem cell research, ethical issues related to public health research, informed consent, confidentiality, and data protection.
You will take 40 credits from the following modules:
MMB8004 Ageing and Health
MMB8003 The Biological Study of Behaviour
MMB8015 Applied Immunobiology of Human Disease
CSC8313 Bioinformatics Theory and Practice
MEC8023 Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
MEC8051 Biomedical Additive Manufacture and Biofabrication
MMB8011 Biology of Ageing
MMB8007 Cancer Studies
MMB8037 Cardiovascular Science in Health and Disease
MMB8008 Cell Cycle Control and Cell Signalling in Health and Disease
MMB8009 Clinical Epidemiology
MMB8010 The Biological Basis of Psychiatric Illness and its Treatment
MMB8043 Comparative Cognition: Information Processing in Humans and Other Animals
MMB8031 Developmental Genetics
MMB8006 Drug Discovery and Development
MMB8005 Experimental Medicine and Therapeutics
MMB8030 Genetic Medicine
MMB8014 Genetics of Common Disease
HSC8057 Global Health
MMB8038 Bioscience Research Development and Enterprise
MMB8034 Mitochondrial Biology and Medicine
MMB8016 Molecular Microbiology
MMB8036 Neuromuscular Diseases: Bench to Bedside
MMB8018 Research Methods in Protein Science
MMB8019 Sensory Systems and Neuroimaging
MMB8020 Scientific Basis of Neurological Disease
MMB8022 Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
MMB8033 Surgical Anatomy
MMB8045 Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare
MMB8025 Transplantation Science
MMB8044 Exercise in Health and Disease
Some combinations of modules may not be available due to timetabling constraints and in exceptional circumstances the running of some modules may be determined by student demand.
What you'll learn
The taught component of the course includes subject-specific content in the area of toxicology. You have the flexibility to develop your own bespoke course by selecting additional, complementary modules. You will also participate in training in general research principles, and other professional and key skills.
The subject-based modules give a broad understanding in toxicology, from basic concepts and molecular mechanisms to a review of target organ toxicities, pre-clinical and clinical pharmaceutical toxicology testing. They provide a broad overview of toxicology as it is applied in the pharmaceutical industries.
|Accreditation body and/or authority that approved the education or training:||
UK Register of Toxicologists
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