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Clinical Chemistry

This M.Sc. programme in Clinical Chemistry is offered on a part-time basis over two years. Candidates who are employed as medical scientists, clinical biochemists or medical doctors and who wish to develop a special interest in Clinical Biochemistry are particularly invited to apply. All students regardless of background will gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles of Clinical Biochemistry to an advanced level, including clinical and research aspects and with special attention to current developments in the discipline.

Duration

2 years part-time.
A comprehensive lecture programme will be delivered on Fridays over four terms.

Further enquiries

Course Coordinator
Dr Ann Leonard

Course Director
Dr Gerard Boran
T: +353-1-896 3721
E: clinchem@tcd.ie

Subjects taught

A comprehensive lecture programme will be delivered on Fridays over four terms. This will consist of five Modules (Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Chemistry and General Paediatric Biochemistry, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Quality Assurance and Laboratory Management). Each module will include Techniques Workshops: these will focus on developing practical skills through demonstrations and assignments in the candidates' base laboratory. A series of Clinical Laboratory Interface Workshops will foster clinical reasoning and data presentation skills. A research dissertation conducted in the candidates' base laboratory will also form part of the course. Instruction on research methods will be included.

Assessment method

The course is assessed at the end of each year by a written examination and a practical assessment which includes short cases and laboratory data to interpret.

Students are also continuously assessed on a logbook of ten clinical cases and six course assignments submitted throughout the course.

The writing of a dissertation based on a research project is also a requirement for the MSc.

Application date

Closing Date: 31 July 2019

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: September 2019

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