Monday, 29 September 2014

New M.Sc. course up and running

This week we welcomed 20 students into the first cohort of our MSc Biomedical Science degree which has recently been accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science. The IBMS commended the programme team on developing a new MSc provision which not only encompassed Biomedical Science knowledge but also plays to the research strengths of the School and strengthens research-informed teaching.

The programme takes full advantage of School’s incorporation into the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry offering projects with researchers from the Medical and Dental Schools within the Centre for Research in Biomedical Science giving students the exciting opportunity to work alongside staff at the forefront of their academic and clinical disciplines.

The MSc Biomedical Science suite of programmes contains a combination of “skills / research application” modules and specialist biomedical modules where the student studies a specific discipline in depth. All students study a  “Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics" module as knowledge of these new disciplines is essential in the fast-moving developments in all disciplines of Biomedical Science. The IBMS commended the inclusion of this topic within the programme along with Personalised Medicine & Medical Genomics.