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Women & Children's Health MSc
The course will enable students from a range of backgrounds (biomedical, clinical, allied health professionals etc.) to develop an academic and contemporary understanding of the biological and environmental influences that impact on pregnancy and the lifelong physical and mental wellbeing health of women and their infants. Students will gain insight and knowledge of how translation of basic science and clinical observation can lead to cutting edge research studies into new diagnostic and treatments both in the UK and in low resource settings globally. Students will develop scientific and clinical practical research skills, including statistics, so that they can confidently critically evaluate others research design and results, and apply these to their own research. They will also be given the necessary research knowledge and skills to design, plan, navigate and research governance pathways, and conduct and analyse their own research project. Both scientific and clinical research focussed projects (wet lab, clinic and literature based) are offered.
- Substantial student-tutor interaction.
- Cross disciplinary teaching with a focus on translating research to the clinic and the global community.
- Research project in world class laboratories and research groups in Women and Children's Health, Paediatric Allergy, Mental Health, Nutrition, Diabetes and Global Health.
- Access to the latest leading cutting-edge technologies housed at KCL and the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre including next generation sequencing, a range of ‘Omics and neonatal imaging, as well as dedicated clinical research units.
- Lectures delivered by experienced and internationally recognised researchers and clinicians covering contemporary issues in Women and Children's Health research.
- Interactive tutorials, journal clubs and workshops on writing successful research grants, clinical study protocols and ethics applications.
- The course prepares students for future MD and PhD study.
- Provides experience for students interested in developing a career in clinical trials and research administration and other allied professions.
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