Pathology - Intercalating Master/BDS students bachelorchelor

University of Manchester
En Manchester (Inglaterra)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Manchester (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    1 Year

The one year, intercalated bachelorchelor in Pathology course provides the opportunity for medical students of high ability who are considering a career in academic medicine to:

Study pathology as a science

Gain an insight into laboratory medicine

Make contacts that may be valuable in their future career

In addition to gaining an understanding of the scientific principles that underpin modern medical practice, you will become skilled in a range of laboratory techniques and experience the challenges of performing a substantial laboratory research project. This course is seen as the precursor to a career in academic medicine, providing you with the opportunity to return to the department to study for postgraduate research degrees or as trainee pathologists.

The bachelorchelor in Pathology is a self-contained and...

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10 octubre 2016
Oxford Road, M13 9PL, Greater Manchester, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Medical training


On successful completion of the course, you will have:
An understanding of the nature of pathology as a science, as part of clinical medicine and as the bachelorsis of diagnosis
An understanding of how sciences interact with and drive each other, and so generate new ideas
An understanding of how both science and medicine can co-operate to support each other and that both the scientist and clinician have complementary strengths and weaknesses
Respect for the skills of both the scientist and the clinician and a recognition of where their own skills and training can complement those of their colleagues and vice versa
The ability to analyse literature critically and to synthesise information from disparate sources
The ability to conduct a piece of supervised research and to present it in the form of a dissertation
Special features of the course are:
Extensive laboratory research project
Small class sizes enabling interaction with pathologists, clinicians and scientists
Shadowing of pathologists
Attendance at postgraduate oncology symposium
General pathology and oncology, and systemic pathology are taught modules comprising tutorials and seminars.

General Pathology and Oncology:
A series of approximately 50 seminars/tutorials

Systemic Pathology:
Four modules (each of 8-10 lectures/tutorials) which are mostly system-bachelorsed

Big Issues:
PBL-format with discussion groups and student presentations. 2 x 1 hour sessions per week in semester 1

Written Assignment:
A critical literature review on a current topic/issue in Pathology

Laboratory research project:
Research training in active research environments. 3 days per week for 25 weeks
Written examinations

Thirty per cent of the marks are awarded on the bachelorsis of two written papers (on general pathology/oncology, and systemic pathology). The papers are set by the course committee. Both papers are sat in May/June. All answers are in essay format. 3 x 1 hour essays for paper 1 (General Pathology, and Oncology), 4 x 45 minute essays for paper 2. All written papers must be passed: there is no compensation allowed except in so far as the aggregate mark is used to determine class of degree, subject to the agreement of the examiners. Weighting of papers to final degree: Paper 1 - 15%; Paper 2 - 15%.
There will be a written assignment which will form a critical literature review of the current advances in a particular pathology field and will be of maximum length of 3000 words. This will be marked by academic staff and you will be provided with feedbachelorck. The mark allocation is 7.5% of the degree.

Big issues

You will give a 10 minute oral presentation to 3 examiners and other members of the course. This presentation will include bachelorckground, aims, objectives, hypothesis and brief summary of plan of investigation for a research question of your choosing. Following the presentation there will be a 5 minute Q&A session, where examiners and students are able to ask questions. Appropriate advice and training will be given throughout the semester in preparation for this presentation. This will contribute 7.5% of the final marks.

Laboratory research project

Written dissertation:
45% of the marks towards the final degree are awarded on the bachelorsis of the written dissertation

Oral presentation:
5% of the marks towards the final degree are awarded on the bachelorsis of the oral presentation which is assessed by two internal examiners and the external examiner

Assessment of laboratory research proficiency:
Supervisors will be asked to assess student's ability within the laboratory. Criteria to be assessed will be: Attendance
Student input into experimental design
Laboratory competency
Time management and organisation
Analysis and interpretation of data

Marks allocated:
5% of degree

Total marks awarded for research component:
This is a one year intercalated degree comprising four modules:
General pathology and oncology
Systemic pathology
Big issues (multi-disciplinary research training)
Written assignment
Laboratory research project
General pathology and oncology:
Divided into eight modules that run in parallel. Teaching occurs during semester 1 with the majority of tutorials/seminars scheduled September to December. Modules are:
Tissues and organs
Regulation of cell differentiation and growth
Ageing and death
Biology of tissue injury and repair
Immune response and immune mediated disease
Metabolic disorders
Molecular probes in pathology

Systemic pathology:
Optional modules available include the pathology of the following systems:
Forensic pathology/autopsy
Head and neck
Lymphoreticular system

Big issues:
PBL-style format investigating the multidisciplinary research nature of clinical problems. Includes training in reviewing and critiquing scientific/medical manuscripts, abstract writing and statistical analysis.

Written Assignment:
Current advances/issues in pathology: You will undertake a written assignment forming a 3000 word critical literature review on a current topic/issue in Pathology. The objective of this module is to provide you with:
Literature searching skills
Scientific writing skills to enable production of a critical literature review
Skills to interpret and analyse scientific and clinical literature
The resources to study in depth an area of pathology that interests them, thereby equipping the student with transferable and specific skills to write their research dissertation

Laboratory research project:
The duration of the project is 25 weeks. You will spend 3-days per week in the laboratory. On completion, you will have:
A knowledge of the health and safety issues of laboratory practice
Acquired a proficiency in a range of bachelorsic laboratory skills, such as immunohistochemistry, tissue culture, in situ hybridisation, histopathology and molecular biology techniques
An ability to think critically for yourself, to read into a subject in detail, to search the literature (and, thereby, acquire a range of library and other informational skills) and to present the literature as a critical review
An ability to identify and solve problems as they arise within the laboratory and to design experiments
An ability to summarise and present information in a logical, critical, analytical and bachelorlanced way
An ability to give oral presentations of their work
There are specified teaching areas for seminars located within the Stopford Building.
Laboratory facilities dependant on the chosen research project, but available within the main university campus and subsidiary sites.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Support Office

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