The course will develop the appropriate knowledge and intellectual skills required by clinical chemists working in routine and research settings.
You would normally require one of the following: a BSc Honours degree from a UK university in which biochemistry or biomedical sciences formed a significant part of the course; or a degree from a non-UK institution deemed of equivalent standard in the appropriate biomedical subjects; or a professional qualification of equivalent status and subject content (eg FIBMS/FIMLS); or such other qualification and experience as the course leader shall deem appropriate. You must have approximately 12 months' recent practical experience in a routine diagnostic clinical chemistry laboratory and must normally be in full-time employment in a relevant laboratory. If your first language is not English you should normally have attained the equivalent of an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with a minimum score of 6.5 in each of the four components; or TOEFL (paper) score of at least 600 plus TOEFL written test at Grade 4.5 or above; TOEFL (computer based test) of at least 250; or Cambridge Proficiency, Grade B.
MSc Clinical Chemistry
Length of course 2 year part-time one day per week
Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science for upgrading Associate to Fellowship status
The course will develop the appropriate knowledge and intellectual skills required by clinical chemists working in routine and research settings. To give an appropriate balance, module content includes aspects of clinical biochemistry and laboratory management but, in contrast to other similar courses, there is particular emphasis in this MSc on the analytical aspects.
- Clinical Analysis, Statistics and Research Methods
- Laboratory Diagnosis 1
- Laboratory Diagnosis 2
- Molecular Diagnosis
- Principles and Practice 1
- Principles and Practice 2
- Research Project
Teaching and Assessment
The teaching is undertaken both by staff members of the School of Biosciences and by visiting speakers who are experienced practising clinical chemists, active research scientists or biomedical scientists. Assessment methods include written examinations, coursework and oral presentations.