Translational Oncology
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Trinity College Dublin

Translational Oncology

The course also covers the scientific and clinical challenges pertinent to the management of site specific cancers, and all aspects of cancer treatment from standard therapies to ‘individualised’ molecular targeted and immune-based therapies. The focus of the course is research led teaching in aspects of translational cancer research.

This innovative M.Sc. program in Translational Oncology is aimed at scientists and doctors who wish to: develop their research skills, broaden their expertise in oncology, develop advanced knowledge in specific areas of scientific, translational and clinical oncology. This course will offer an opportunity for graduates from a variety of backgrounds to specifically train in translational oncology. Modules are taught using a variety of methods including lectures, tutorials, workshops and laboratory practicals. Lectures are provided by leaders in the field of translational oncology from both scientific and medical backgrounds. The modules include Cellular and Molecular Basis of Cancer, Disease-Specific Cancers: Scientific and Clinical Perspectives, Tumour Immunology, Radiation, Chemotherapy and Molecular Targeted Therapies,Cancer Epigenetics, Gene Regulation and Stem Cells.

Clinical Trials and Health Economics, Oncology Research Skills and Statistics,Obesity, Metabolism and Physical Activity, Drug Development from Discovery to Commercialization, Cellular and Genomic Instability and Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutic Toxicity. Students will be required to submit a dissertation based on a research project conducted in one of the many oncology groups located within or affiliated with Trinity College Dublin and Trinity Translational Medicine Institute.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
This M.Sc. in Translational Oncology is open to both scientific and clinical graduates. Scientific, dental or equivalent candidates must have a minimum of a 2.1 honours degree in any biologically-related discipline. Medical graduates must have a MB, BCh, BAO or equivalent from a recognised medical school. All applicants should provide two academic or clinical references confirming their eligibility and suitability for the course, before their application can be considered. Applicants should also include a 500 word personal statement addressing why they are interested in the course, their suitability for the programme and how it will impact on their future career development.

Applications for admission to the course should be made through the online system.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st July 2023

Duration

1 year full-time

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2023

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
Recognised by many academic and industry partners as a source of high quality postgraduate students, this course has had an employment rate above 92% in its last 4 years. Careers our graduates pursued span further research (including PhDs) and employment in hospitals, university and medical centres. Additionally a significant number of students have secured positions in pharmaceutical and clinical trail companies both nationally and internationally.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    M.Sc.

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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