MSc Regenerative Medicine

Applications for 2010 can be made until June 11th 2010.

Course Type: Full time one year course
Places Available:  18
Commences: Sept 2010
Closing date for applications: June 11th 2010

Regenerative Medicine is a discipline which generates novel therapeutics for repair and regeneration of damaged and diseased organs. These therapeutics are based on stem cells, gene therapy, biomaterials, engineered tissue and other biologically active compounds.
Programme aims and objectives
Based at NUI Galway, this 12 month programme aims to provide graduates in the life sciences, nursing or medicine with an understanding of Regenerative Medicine and to equip them with the skills necessary for a career in this emerging discipline. This course will integrate information, technologies and skills from biological sciences, engineering, legal and ethical disciplines. Modules will address the science behind Regenerative medicine, its application to human disease and its importance to modern society.
The first two semesters will consist of taught courses to train students in the scientific principles of stem cells, gene therapy, biomaterials, tissue engineering, anatomy, physiology and pharmacology. In addition there will be extensive training on the regulatory issues involved in translating a research observation to an approved and licensed regenerative treatment for patients. Training in scientific concepts and techniques important to biomedical research will occur in the second semester via a series of laboratory-based practicals. After the end of the second semester courses, students will embark on individual research projects.
Minimum entry requirements
This M.Sc. course is open to students who have obtained at least a Second Class Honours degree in an appropriate biological science, life science, medicine or nursing. Students who have a degree without Honours in a related area and have 3 or more years of practical experience in the subject area will also be eligible to apply for this course.
Programme fees 2010-2011
E.U. students: €TBD
Non - E.U. students: €TBD
Career opportunities
This course will equip students for careers in biomedical research and development in an academic or industrial setting. Graduates will also receive training relevant to clinical research, translational research and clinical trial management.
Programme content

(Subject to change) Compulsory courses (80 ECTS)

Compulsory courses (80 ECTS) ECTS
Immunology 5
Pharmacology 5
Introduction to Biomedical Science 5
Advanced Research Techniques 10
Tissue Engineering  10
Regenerative Medicine 10
Translational Medicine 5
Research Project and Thesis 30
 Optional Courses (Total 10 ECTS)    
 Physiology-Human Body Function 10
 Introduction to Business 10
 Anatomy 5
 Economic Evaluation in Healthcare 5
 Introduction to Biomedical Systems 5
For more information

Visit the following link on the NUI Galway postgraduate admissions website. 

Note that applications for the course will be accepted via the postgraduate admissions centre on the postgraduate admissions website
Course code GYM00, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences