University of Glasgow: Clinical Trials and Precision Medicine

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Email mvls-ctsm@glasgow.ac.uk
Telephone 0141 330 4515
Study type Taught

Summary

Stratified Medicine holds huge potential in the timely development of new treatments for human disease. It is among the most important concepts to emerge in 21st century clinical science and will be a crucial component of the global drive to increase the efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness of new treatments. This taught postgraduate Masters programme draws on the current and future needs of the Life Sciences sector, to create a highly skilled workforce. It harnesses Scotland’s strengths in Stratified Medicine, Clinical Trials, Bioinformatics and Pharmacogenomics to provide focused training which integrates basic and clinical sciences, and equips students with grounding in the essential skills required to design, execute and evaluate modern clinical interventions.

**Academic contact: mvls-ctsm@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
September start
MSc: 12 months full-time**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

The programme will cover the principles which underpin the emerging science at the interface between genetics and pharmacology and the clinical evaluation of the resultant new medicines, taught by internationally recognised experts.
The aim of this programme is to train researchers who can break down the barriers that currently prevent discoveries at the bench from being translated into treatments at the bedside
The University of Glasgow has a global reputation in the field of clinical trials and stratified medicine. You will be taught by a multidisciplinary team of world leading scientists and clinicians within the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences.
Students will gain an understanding of statistical methods used to evaluate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of new treatments.
Students on the programme will undergo theoretical and practical training in state-of-the-art research processes available to researchers in Glasgow, enabling an appreciation of how to apply novel stratified approaches, together with clinical pharmacological, regulatory and ethical principles to the optimisation of future clinical research and therapeutic practice.
We have excellent opportunities to engage with industrial and clinical scientists, with guest lecturers from the pharmaceutical industry, medical diagnostic laboratories and bioscience business which will help you understand the science, methodology and terminology used by scientists and clinicians from different disciplines. You will learn to communicate effectively in a multidisciplinary environment, critically evaluate a wide range of scientific data and research strategies and learn how to make a significant contribution to research and treatment in the 21st century.
Students will learn how all of the above techniques are applied by academic and industrial researchers in the development of new medicines.
Scholarships available

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**
Students will undertake core courses which will account for 90 credits and a further 30 credits from options, which will enable students to personalise their degree to better align it with their future career aspirations. Students will also be offered a choice of project.
**Core courses**
- Topics in Therapeutics: General Topics and Cardiovascular Disease

- Pharmacogenomics and Molecular Medicine: Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine

- Evidence Based Research in Medicine

- Clinical Trials: Principles and Methods

- Research Methods and Statistics

**Optional courses**

**Project and assessment**
The project will account for the remaining 60 credits.

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

**CAREER PROSPECTS**
Graduates of this programme will be competitive applicants for the positions in the commercial life sciences sector, or for PhD study in an academic or combined commercial/academic environment.

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The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

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