During the programme you will study on three taught modules:
This module will consist of taught lectures, discussion sessions and Journal Clubs where you will learn about the current knowledge and research questions in cardiovascular science and further develop your skills in critical analysis and presentation of research data.
- Cardiovascular practical skills toolkit
This module will provide experience of the experimental techniques used in many cardiovascular/biomedical research projects along with developing wider research skills such as experimental design, development of research proposals, data analysis and presentation, etc.
This module looks at cardiovascular research from a clinical perspective. Joining with intercalating medical students, researchers will provide insight into the way that cardiovascular research is carried out in hospitals, with patients and how the interaction with lab based research works.
After consulting with potential supervisors you will select an 8 month research project which will begin in January and end in August. The project will generally be laboratory-based within one of the research groups in the Institute of Cardiovascular Science.
Being an integral member of an active research group will give you the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to ongoing cardiovascular research in Birmingham, and provide you with a real insight into how this research is conducted.